Well much to my chagrin, I’ve been a bum and haven’t posted anything on here yet (Sorry Mom..), but with Germany in our rear view mirror, I’d like to tell you about my #CR4 #Eurotrip experience thus far.
Before the trip, when I would tell people about CR4, just about everyone told me, “You’re going to have the time of your life!” Well it’s only been 9 days, and I can honestly say I’m having the time of my life! I have seen incredible places and spent time in 2 amazing cities. I’ve also learned a lot about myself and the world I live in, but none of those things have best my favorite part of this trip. That distinction CLEARLY goes to the 16 wonderful people with whom I’ve shared these last 10 days. We’ve quickly gone from classmates and acquaintances to one big family.
One of the things that comes with 16 people becoming a family is learning some valuable lessons. Here are a few I’ve learned so far:
– Germans can’t understand Chicago accents.
– Subways make great concert halls, dance floors, and catwalks.
– Weird stuff goes down in Berlin. Weirder stuff goes down in Munich.
– Those things that look like giant pillow cases are actually NOT sleeping bags.
– Germans don’t like to wear clothes in parks.
– You have to embrace the fact that 14 American college freshman will make a huge scene anywhere we go. Any attempt to not stand out will be futile.
– Shaving is unnecessary, but showering is essential.
– Skinny pants aren’t actually that bad at all. They may be constraining physically, but they set your spirit free!
We just arrived at the hostel in Interlaken and signed up for our extreme sports! These include paragliding, canyoning, kayaking, and extreme alpine hiking! We walked around the town a bit and took in some of the best views any of us have ever seen. We’re about to head to a nice fondue dinner, then we’ll rest up for a thrilling day in the alps! Until next time, rest assured that I, along with the rest of CR4, will be having the time of our lives!
-Burton “The ‘Stache” Cowles