Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pre Post

Aside from being a requirement for graduation I signed up for this particular Jan term for many reasons.
I have been to many of the cities we will be visiting already but feel that when I went as an 18 year old backpacker straight out of high school I did not fully appreciate them.While travelling I heard the phrase "I'm sure I'll come back again." In all likelihood you won't.  This is my chance to go back and do many things I was too drunk or too ignorant of to do. This is also a bit of a graduation present to myself. I will be done with college this semester and I thought a quick trip around central Europe would be a nice way to go out.
I had also considered taking the theater themed course that is situated in England and the trip to Israel but I have spent lots of time in England and have other travel plans to go back to the middle east. I went with Central Europe because there is more variety in the activities and many more nerdy historical things I can learn about. Another reason, but not a central one, is that logistically it made sense. I'm already in the area and while its very tempting to go to Belize or China for January, staying around Europe was a bit more practical.
I have to fly into Berlin a day earlier than the group but I don't think I will have a problem entertaining myself. Berlin boasts a vast cultural landscape. I think I will use my time to go to the Neues museum to see the Nefertiti bust before she gets shipped back to Egypt! I am also excited to be traveling again. I have chronic itchy feet and a debilitating case of wanderlust. Perhaps this trip will help alleviate some of the symptoms...


3 comments:

Mohamed Esa said...

Hi Chelsea:

I am glad you have chosen my JanTerm, a combination of culture, history and fun things. As I mentioned in my email, we will be arriving around noon. Our travel guide (J├╝rgen) who also speaks Hungarian will be meeting us in Berlin. What time does your flight arrive in Berlin? Maybe he can meet you in the airport.

Chelsea Blair said...

Dr. Esa,
I arrive a day earlier than you (Jan 1st...not looking forward to a hungover flight) so I'll be on my own for a while.

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