Saturday, February 20, 2010
Day 4- Once Again, Where Are We? February 18
So, today was the day that we were to go to our University, Universitat fur Bodenkultur. Addison and I get up at 9:15, make breakfast, and got on the train to go to the school. After riding the train for about 15 minutes, Addison and I realize we are not where we thought we were. WE WENT THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE WAY! The train got to the end of its line and stopped for a bit before it turned around. We got out and had a little chat with the driver, who told us to stay on, go back 6 stops, get off, and get on a bus. WE NEEDED A BUS NOT A TRAIN!! Just when I thought we were figuring this thing out we go and do something like that. Anyway after some backtracking and switching to a bus we make it to BOKU. I actually really like the campus. There is a large park next to it that will be beautiful in the spring, with its waterfall and pond. There are many old buildings that make up the campus. It has an enrollment of around 8,000 with 200 of them being international students. We met up with Max, the man we had been communicating with for the last few months, and he did not look like I was expecting him to. I was expecting a skinny, frail man, very quite and kind. Instead Max was a large, hardy man. With a hardy laugh and a firm handshake. He had a great personality and was a very nice man. He spent three years in Georgia to finish he masters, and new a lot about the U.S. After going through registry, and talking about many things it was time for us to go. So Addison and I walked around campus for awhile, just to look around, then hopped back on the bus. We got home and took a nap, we still are not completely adapted to the time difference. We then wake up make dinner and go back to the downtown area to look around some more. After taking some pictures we head back to our flat to see what Mauro is doing tonight. He was busy doing other things, so Addison and I stayed in for the night. I CAN'T GO TO SLEEP!!! After talking to Whitney on Skype, which is an amazing invention, I don't know what I would do without it..... I miss her already. This is going to be a long 4 1/2 months. Anyway, I am not going to get into that yet. After our talk I watched some TV and finally got to bed around 1:30. I can't take a nap tomorrow, that is what is screwing me up. OK Good Night to me, good day to you.