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Last Day in Berlin

Yesterday was our final day in Berlin and we all got to choose what we wanted to do. Annika, Kirsten and I ventured over to the Berlin Zoo. It was awesome. They pretty much had every exotic animal you could think of, from elephants to polar bears and many species from various countries. Another group […]

Free Day in Berlin

Yesterday was our final full day in Berlin. Some groups visited the Potsdam Palace, while others went shopping at KaDeWe. Others went to the Berlin Zoo. The zoo was located in the heart of Berlin and was much bigger than either of the zoos in Minnesota. There were two major differences I noticed: the fences […]

Adventures in the Arctic Circle

As a student with some knowledge of the Swedish language I figured I would try to teach you all some as well. There may be some mistakes in it but here is a little about me in Swedish with the English translation below. Hej! Jag heter Hannah Birkholz. Jag kommer från Plymouth, Minnesota. Jag är […]

First Free day in London

Today was our first full free day in London to go out and explore the city. Many groups of students bought tickets to see the Tottenham Spurs vs. Leicester City soccer game. It was a great experience to see how Europeans watch soccer because soccer fans are very different than any other fans that you […]

Preaching points and Masaii village visits.

      Driving through the village streets of Tungamelenga it was not uncommon to see people in traditional Masaii garb and the next in a mixture of western attire with a Tanzanian flair. The mixture of holding tight to bush culture and the yearning for urbanization worked seamlessly together. Yet the preconceptions we held […]

Appreciating Today: A Look Back

From political prisons to knights in shining armor, today was quite a program for the Gusties in Berlin. After a hearty breakfast and short walk to the U-Bahn (subway), we hopped on the U2 train to Alexanderplatz. Our first destination for the day was Hohenschönhausen, a secluded prison on the outskirts of Berlin that once […]

Venturing through the streets of Berlin

Our time here in Germany keeps disappearing faster and faster each day. It is hard to believe that we only have about a week left in Europe. Oh how the time flys by when you are having fun! Today we had loads of fun throughout all different eras of German History. Two places that I […]

Tungamalenga Village

Written by  Kelsey Harms and Rachel Arnold On the 16th we woke up and headed to Tungamalenga village. The three hour ride there consisted of a very bumpy narrow road. We first arrived to the church being greeted by beautiful songs from the people of their congregation. Mothers and children were dancing and clapping for […]

London’s British Museum

Greetings from London! Today was a great day in this fine city! We started off our morning at the British museum, to which we traveled by the Tube! We did not have to pay to get into the museum, and this is something that is quite common in the United Kingdom, for all things intellectual […]

Churchill war rooms and Hogwarts

Today started out like any other with breakfast at the hotel. We left at about 9:30 and walked to the Churchill War Rooms, also known as the Cabinet War Rooms. The underground m useum was the secret bunker used for the everyday work of the British government, let by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, during the […]