Week 5 : June 24 – June 30
And just like that the trip has ended.
Our last week in Germany brought us to some fantastic places like Nord Park. We really got to explore the past and how war impacted architecture. How mindsets are different because of war. And just everything inbetween.
I’ll never forget the beautiful picturesque landscapes I’ve seen. Or the beauty of nature I’ve been introduced to. Or the wonderful food I’ve eaten. I think I’ll really miss pretzels and alster beer. But oh how homesick I’ve become. This last week is when homesickness really start to hit. I began to count the days and hours until I start the journey home. “In 48 hours I’ll be on the train to Berlin”, “In 48 hours I’l be at the Tegal Airport”, “In 48 hours I’ll be on the plane to Dublin”, so on and so forth.
As amazing as this opportunity has been I cannot wait to be home at last.
I’m thankful for all the hard work my professors put into planning such a wonderful trip, all the beautiful places I’ve been to, all the memories I’ve made, all the shitty selfies I’ve taken with these wonderful people, all the sketches I’ve poured all my energy into drawing, and the open mind and new perspectives I have now thanks to this trip.