This month I decided to stay in Bremen and focus on explore the city I’m living in and passing my physics course. Luckily during the week, my roommate and I had a chance to meet Valentin, a second year student at Bremen Universität. He spoke English better than I spoke German and he was kind enough to give us a local’s tour of Bremen. Turns out Bremen has a folktale history to the city’s architecture. In addition we got to meet a couple locals from the University as well later that night. During the week my life is not too eventful considering the class schedule went again my odds and is scattered from Monday to Friday. The university definitely feels like a bubble; pretty secluded from Downtown Bremen, about a twenty-five minute train ride from one place to another. The life of city usually comes out during the weekends when everyone, young and old, heads down to the Biergartens along the river of Bremen. A light and friendly atmosphere to visit on a Saturday night.
The one thing I really love about Germany is the amount of festivals and carnivals they have every weekend. From the 14th-29th of October Bremen is hosting the Freimarkt Festival, one of Germany’s oldest and third largest festival during the year. This festival is almost as old as the city, about nine hundred and eighty-one years old to be exact. Now this carnival was huge and it was PACKED. At one point I couldn’t even moved around. A couple of classmates and I went last weekend and I had quite a blast! I have a two hiking trip planned out for the end of month and the first week of November. Hopefully all goes as planned! Until the next post,