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bad news, emily!

Saturday, December 16, 2006


Today I went to visit my host family from my summer abroad program back in 1999. I lived with Heinz and Christel, and their daughter Katja, for a month while taking classes with the other students in the program. Being back in the city felt like home. I just wanted to wander around the streets by myself, intentionally getting lost so that I could find my way again. My trip was short, however, and I wanted to spend all my time with Christel and Heinz.

At the market, Christel, her friend Claudia, and I ate some really good Reibekuchen mit Apfelmus (potato pancakes with applesauce) and I laughed when I saw the drinks they were selling. I haven't seen Capri-Sun in years!

I just love the family - they're so much fun and we had a wonderful relationship right from the start. I was really lucky to get such a great host family, especially hearing other students' experiences. So today we reminisced about the time I had spent living with them and they remembered things I had forgotten - like that, when they used to tease me about silly things, I would tease back with "ich will eine andere Familie" (I want a different family) and they'd retort "ich will ein andere Student".
I felt so loved with them and they already started planning what we'll do the next time I visit - which I plan to make happen much sooner than the 7 year gap this last time.


Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Dampfnudle mit Vanille-Sosse = YUMMY!!!!!! It's a big steamed dumpling that they drench in this heavenly vanilla sauce and sprinkle with cinnamon.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006


The Alps and the city of Salzburg


Thursday, December 07, 2006

All a girl needs...

...is a passport and a journal.

And I'm OFF!