It’s still about 8.5 days before I embark on my trip, but I thought I’d tell you a little bit of what this is about.
My intention in writing this blog is to keep a document of the places I see and the things I do while I am in Hamburg, Germany for a semester abroad. This is the first time I’ll ever have been away from North America, and since my memory is quite poor, I thought it would serve me and my family and friends well if I had somewhere to keep track of my experiences.
My voyage will begin sometime in the late morning of New Year’s day, when my family and I will pack my stuff in the car to head to Milwaukee, where I’ll board my first flight. Ten hours, eight time zones, three flights and almost 4000 miles later, I’ll arrive in Hamburg to begin seven months of study–the latter four of them at the Meteorologisches Institut at Universität Hamburg.
I don’t like to spend too long on personal introductions; if you’re one of the people reading this with whom I’m not acquainted, you’ll get to know a little more about me with each post. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this.