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German Cuisine: Carnival Delights

by Nadia Hassani

Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany

Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany

With carnival last week in Germany, and the cold weather, I felt like indulging in some deep-fried treats. These pastries from southern Germany are called Nonnenfürzchen or Nonnenfürzle. If you understand German, never mind the name, it does not mean what you think. It is based on middle low German and means “what nuns do best”.

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Travel Germany: 48 Hours in Munich

by Jess Signut

BMW Museum Photo Jess Signut

BMW Museum Photo Jess Signut

Munich is one of the many thriving locations in Germany; so naturally, it’s a top vacation destination. But if you aren’t able to be there for an extended period of time, check out some of the “must-dos” in 48 hours. Thankfully, we went in October so we were able to do all of these on our bucket list!

BMW Museum

If you’re a car enthusiast, then this is your type of museum. Located near Olympia Park, it shows you the history of the car manufacturer BMW. The museum’s architectural design will catch your eye even before you pull up and park. Seen from miles away, it’s large and futuristic design pulls people in to learn more about its history. It’s also near the BMW Welt, another futuristic location to learn about BMW.

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One Year in Berlin: An Internship

by Patrick Molligo

Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo

Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo

After several weeks of juggling term papers, rugby practices, and even a bit of traveling, I’ve finally seemed to settle back into a somewhat normal rhythm here in Berlin. One major advantage of studying in Europe for a full year (as opposed to one semester) is the enormous amount of free time I have in between terms. For about two months my only academic obligation is to choose my courses for the summer. Otherwise, I can more or less do anything I want until mid-April.

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One Year in Berlin: From Rugby to Football

by Patrick Molligo

Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo

Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo

As I mentioned in my previous post it’s crunch time here at the Freie Universität as students continue to prepare for exams and write their term papers. That doesn’t mean, however, that I haven’t found time for leisure. After all, I’m only here for a few more months, and I can’t spend all of my time on schoolwork. This past weekend I traveled with a few rugby teammates to Hannover, a city about three hours west of Berlin. There, we took part in the Hannover City Cup, a fun-going beach rugby tournament with teams from several North-German cities like Hamburg, Kiel, Lübeck, and of course Berlin. In case you might be wondering how a beach rugby tournament took place in the middle of winter in a city without any beaches, sand was carted into a large sport hall where a small arena of sorts was constructed.

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One Year in Berlin: My First Presentation in German

by Patrick Molligo

Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo

Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo

I don’t think there’s any doubt in my mind that the last five months I’ve spent here in Berlin have been not only fantastic, but also the best months of my life. The experiences I’ve had will be ones that I’ll never forget, and many of the people I’ve met will likely be friends for life. That said, I am occasionally reminded of the fact that I’m not just living abroad, but studying abroad as well. The 2014 spring semester at Cornell may be only starting up, but I’ve yet to complete my first term here at the Freie Universität and since we’ve returned from Christmas break the workload has certainly kicked up a notch.

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