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a thank you letter

This essay was written by me as my AFS post program essay, and I also chose to publish it here, as it sums up my exchange. For my AFS exchange, I was placed in the small town of Husum on the North Sea, which is about forty five minutes from the Germany-Denmark border. I was... Continue Reading →

The Pancake Debate

How do you make your pancakes? Like thin crepe wannabes or like thick, hearty, American PANCAKES? What do you put on top? Jelly, butter, or maple syrup? Your answeres to these questions dictate how I think about you and your culture and determine if we can be friends or not. Ok, but jokes aside, how... Continue Reading →

The Belgian Stereotypes are True

When I thought of Belgium before my Europe tour via wohnwagen (camper) started, I envisioned pommes (French Fries), and chocolate. I honestly had no idea what the country had to offer, and I was pleasantly surprised. We visited three towns in Belgium, each with its own surprises. Gent Gent surprised me the most out of... Continue Reading →


As my mother and I got on the topics of tsunamis earlier today, a memory from early in my exchange popped into my head. Sometime in November of 2018, between learning German, going to school, and adjusting to the almost daily rain, my German companions notified me that a Sturmflut would happen at the Dockoog... Continue Reading →


My blog about Luxembourg will be about as proportionately long as the country itself. In short, we drove through the country on our way to France, and the entire country was one big traffic jam. I was in a gas station, but I failed to see anything remarkable or unique. I didn't even take a... Continue Reading →

Medieval market

On a very sunny, humid, and hot day in June, I went to my first Medieval Market clad in a floor length mideval style dress. Reagrdless of the heat wave that it became in the relentless midafternoon sun, Silas and I saw mock fights, ate nougat, and drank beer in medieval attire and fashion. I... Continue Reading →

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