August 20-21, 2017

August 20, 2017 

Spent the day today out and about Maastricht with my friends! We wandered in and out of stores for the essentials (toiletries, sheets, blankets, lights, etc). I was on the hunt for a rug that I did not find, but I have not given up hope yet. We had a great day eating Pinky waffles & ice cream (a MUST have) and exploring Maastricht. Later, Sam found this parade on Facebook that we have loving titled the “Godzilla Festival” because all of the information about it was in Dutch (which none of us speak) and the only photos of it were those of a giant Godzilla float. We all decided to attend, and the group ended up being about 15 of us. On our way over there we got split up and Alanna and I went under a bridge and sat and talked while we watched the sunset. We decided to leave, got to pet an adorable puppy, got free popsicles, and discovered our new favorite Thai restaurant! All in all I’d say it was a very productive day.

August 21, 2017 

Today we had a pre-departure information session for our five day trip to Berlin!!! We’re all so excited for the trip. We had coffee and vlaai (pie) and mingled with people in our program afterwards. Then I went with my friends Sam and Devin to get Sam a bike, which didn’t work out, but we walked all the way across the river and found a really great burrito restaurant! I didn’t realize how much I missed burritos until I ate this one. Next up, Berlin!

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