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10.10.2017

SKÅL



STUTTGART, GERMANY

Hallo, wie geht's? So that is how much I know German by now so I keep repeating those words to everybody just to sound like I know something. No actually I've been here for about a month now and I think my brain is finally shutting down. The first day at Uni I found out that there are two people from Finland (yey, I can continue talking finnish!) and that there are three girls from Croatia (yey, I can speak bosnian!). So now every single day I'm using bosnian, finnish, english and german. And I just can't. I find myself speaking bosnian to finnish people and finnish to croatians. And I've found a new way of asking "What?". Like what is the point of just saying what with one single language when you can add three words from three languages together like "WasMitäŠta?" (Was = german, Mitä = finnish Šta = bosnian) I've found  myself using that beautiful combined word of WasMitäŠta five times already and for some reason no one actually understands what I said. Seriously, three languages and you still don't get it 😇.

 SABINA, BOSNIA (Why??)
Okay so the stressing and panicing about being in a new, dirty place is over. I actually love this place now and everything that it has brought. This apartment were I live is starting to feel okay. I love the fact I have a terrace so I can sit outside while drinking coffee. And yes I do that even if it's raining. And I finally found some rhythm to my days. First days everything was so slow. Like I mean I couldn't even go to shower without thinking for 10 minutes what do I actually need to take with me so that I can shower. And since I had arranged my things logically, I couldn't find anything I needed. You know when you put something somewhere and then you forget where you put it. Yeah, that happens to me all the time. I think it would work better if I just left everything everywhere around my room. At least I could accidentaly step on the thing I'm looking for and find it that way. I need to try this tactic, it sounds great already. 

 HEIDELBERG

So I was part of an Intesive German course. They devided us to several groups according to our knowledge of German. But luckily we still did stuff together. Sometimes we had evening programs or took a trip somewhere. For example once we were on a tour in Heidelberg and next then in Ulm. And of course we go to the same parties. There are actually too many parties going on I think I didn't party this much even when I was 18. But we are still breathing! Anyway I can't complain I mean I love to dance so there is always a good reason to join a party!

So Heidelberg; small and so so süß (cute, you see I'm making you learn German). So these buildings were super cool with so many details on them. And the history was also cool but since I have the worst memory ever, I can't remember it so use Wikipedia, not me. So there we had this paid tour around the city and castle area. After that we had couple hours for ourselves so the first thing was to go to eat. And well since my friend from Finland, Tanja, was a student in Heidelberg, of course I had to meet her as well 😊. It was so nice to see a familiar face and at the same time so weird! Like you have a world where you live in Finland and you have another world here and it feels so strange when those two worlds are combined to one. It just didn't make any sense in my head.

 HEIDELBERG

Couple days after Heidelberg trip we visited a sparkling wine factory called Kessler. So the place was pretty cool but the coolest part was the tasting. So we tried one Riesling, one something and one Rose. Rosé is not my thing but I was really wishing I could give it another chance if I tasted some good Rosé. But sorry Kessler, I still hate Rosé. Although I did buy one bottle of Riesling, yum! 

So food is something I love to talk about since well, dah, nutritionist here, hello! So I was pretty excited of our Internation Dinner event. All of us in Erasmus joined together and every country was supposed to make some food or baking. So the Finnish team picked Korvapuustit a.k.a cinnamon rolls/buns. So anyway there was food or some sweet stuff from way too many countries and I just tried my best to taste it all and everything was delicious! After eating we had time to introduce something from our country. So we were dancing macarena all together, there was this amazing girl singing us a song in Korean, we tried to pronounce Polish and we danced a Lebanese dance. The Finnish group decided to get everyone singing. So we sang one sitsi - song. Sitsit is a University tradition that is originally from Sweden. So we basically sit together, sing drinking songs and drink. So we had this very complicated song in swedish:

 Vi ska dricka hela natten alkohol, (We are gna drink aclohol the whole night)
Vi ska dricka hela natten alkohol,
Vi ska dricka hela natten (we are gna drink all night)
Vi ska inte dricka vatten, (We will not drink water)
Vi ska dricka hela natten alkohol!

Complicated, eh? So everyone was singing with us and drumming the table with their hands like we do in finnish sitsit. In the end we broke only one glass and we shouted SKÅL! which means cheers in swedish and therefore means you need to drink. And yes, we adviced everyone to get a bottle of something before we strated. We are considerate.

 ESSLINGEN AM NECKAR
So that's about it. Now I'm trying to calm myself down a little bit and really concentrate on German. I'm not sure if the language is learnable but gotta give it a chance. Now I'm just listening to german rap so at least I'll learn some new nasty words. Useful. And hopefully soon You'll get a new post about Ulm and Mercedes Museum and all the other stuff that is jumping through my head! Too much is happening and I¨'m really bad in blogging ..

- Bina

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