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Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland!

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014

The end of exchange! I haven't really had time to process fully how I feel right now whilst overcoming jet lag and the weird sense that I dreamt the whole thing up but yes, I do feel sad yet happy at the same time and I'm still kind of coming to terms with it (as I'm sure everyone who has just come back is feeling). I'm no good at doing those "look back and reflect / comment on everything in summary" posts. I travelled, I made new friends, I opened myself to other cultures, I passed all my exams, I learned to cook, I shopped too much... all the usual stuff one would hope to achieve from exchange. Anyway, this photo was taken in mid-December at the Karlsruhe Schloss, if you look at the map of Karlsruhe, the city is designed in a hub-a spoke style, with streets radiating out from the Schloss. So yeah, it took me a good 3 months to visit it, but I did feel a funny little pang leaving this small little town at the end of it all, and just the fact that the dream is now over. I know good things have to end, but why did it have to end so soon?

Photo by Wong Pei Li