Well, I keep not being able to get up early. I wonder why…. But I got up around 10 am and had some breakfast. Stephanie and I went down to school kind of early because she had changed classes and needed new books. Anyway, I enjoy my class – we mostly just speak German and only do a little grammar – but sadly we learned that our class is being liquidated and moved to the morning B 2.3 class (it’s the same level). Sehr traurig (very sad). So I’ll have class from 8:30 am – 1 pm and I guess it’s alright because I’ll then have from 1:30 – 6 pm to do whatever, which is when Stephanie will get out of class and we won’t be doing anything until then anyway. I feel bad leaving Stephanie in the afternoon… Everyone else we know is in the morning. (Ahh, the picture is a view of Freiburg from the top of the Münster cathedral!)
Then after class I got a Doener, which was very satisfying as usual. I also had my first “Mesi-Mix” of the trip, which is coke and orange pop mixed together. Sounds gross, but is actually quite good. We all made a trip to the local “NeuKauf” (the grocery store around the corner) for refreshments and then hung out on the upper balcony. I met many, many new people yesterday and spoke a good bit of German around the Guest House, which is better than usual. A lot of people are studying German here before they start graduate studies in Freiburg or somewhere around Germany. Medicine, dental, and history or philosophy Ph.Ds seem the most popular. Sadly, the most common language is English, because a lot of people are beginners and/or speak better English. But it’s fun.