July 4, 2012- Happy 4th of July, from a country that doesn’t recognize it.
The Sportfest at school today was really fun! It was basically a track and field day, but you can do whatever you want, or nothing at all. I participated in four of the events.
Event Number 1. The water bucket event, you basically had a small plastic cup filled with water. You would carry that cup through an obstacle course and put the water in a larger bucket. Our team won the competition, filling up the bucket the fastest.
Event Number 2. It involved a frisbee, and it is too complicated to explain, sorry.
Event Number 3. Four people carried a stretcher across the field. That was literally it, weird huh?
Event Number 4. The last event featured a giant water fight, the objective was to not get wet. With water bottles filled to the brink, we attacked each other. They thought it would be funny to team up on “die Americano”.
Next, we have last Saturday’s Berlin adventure. We woke up at around 7:00 and had breakfast in our condo. The first thing on our agenda is to visit the Berlin Wall, the wall is like a giant memorial the spans the city. They don’t want to take it down though, the government leaves it as a reminder of previous woes. Berlin has a lot of that, sad little reminders that show what the cities history.
After the wall, we strolled through museums and government buildings galore.
My favorite part of the trip was definitely when we ate dinner in the Nikolai district. The Nikolai district is this really cool area along the river Spree, it features three gothic churches and multiple beer halls lined with courtyards. Nearly every building has green ivy running down it, and the majority of the area is pedestrian, so its really quiet.
Tomorrow were visiting the Rathause (Public Hall)