Monday, March 18, 2019

Journey to Germany

Austin told us in September 2018 about an "awesome" opportunity to
study German at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria.
We approved of the idea, however, there were several unknowns at that time.
We later learned seven college students from around Kentucky, who had not met, signed up to participate in this five-month "independent" travel program. 
They were to arrive at the university on March 5 and stay until July 29. 
 Each student was responsible for arranging his or her own transportation via Munich (or airport of their choice) then to Regensburg, a world cultural site on the Danube River.
Austin has a lot of travel experience with groups and with us.  He is 19 years old and in his second year at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY.  We live in the small college town of Berea with no available public transportation.  Glenn and I accompanied him to Munich for 2 nights then to Regensburg.  We departed March 7 and flew to London for a week of afternoon tea, shows and fun excursions to Oxford and the Lake District via train.
Below we are in Regensburg on the famous Stone Bridge with historic Old Town in the background.
Old town little or no damage during WW II.  It is the only preserved medieval town in the whole of Germany with over 1000 historic buildings.  In 2006, the city was included in the UNESCO world cultural heritage list. 
The university of Regensburg was established in 1967 in the modern and newer section of the city,
Austin took this photo of his student housing building (similar to a dorm), but not owned by the university apparently.  Every student has a very small private room with a tiny bathroom and share a kitchen with others.  His room on the top floor has a balcony.
More to come!

Friday, March 1, 2019

March Celebration

March is the perfect time to celebrate afternoon tea using my Belleek tea set
purchased last June while we were visiting Ireland.


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