I’m very excited for Germany for a number of reasons. The first being that my family and I are descendant from our German family and I am myself the fourth generation. I grew up eating food from our old family recipes, among them being sauerkraut and chocolates, every family get-together. Every assignment from elementary school to high school I completed on an old desk my family made in Germany and brought to America. We placed our fine china and appliances in a mahogany cupboard and some of our clothes in a similar dresser, furniture that has been in our family since the early 20th century. My uncle even taught English in Berlin during the 1980’s and we still have a family friend living there since that time.
To be able to connect with German culture that I’ve learned about through family history and old family stories is something I’ve been looking forward to since I was a kid. I would love to learn more about German customs and food, drink their beer and eat German sausage, and hopefully meet my family’s old friend in Berlin. I am very excited to dive head first into a new culture and learn more about the culture of my family. My next post will be from Berlin, Germany!