German Easter; no Peeps but better Chocolate… Tough Call

I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel for this half of the semester. This week, most of the group projects were finally due, presentations were given, and the last remaining assignments planned for. While it was a decently busy week for me, it’s not really going to make for an interesting blog post, but let me try.

Happy Easter!

Germany practically shuts down for a week in celebration of Easter. They have public holidays Friday, Sunday, and Monday which means no work, no school, no grocery shopping, etc from Thursday to Tuesday (unless you can brave the crowds in the stores on Saturday).

It’s been really nice to just relax at home for a handful of days but I didn’t get the weekend for vacation time which means the hours had to go elsewhere in the week. The relaxation is nice but it’s really just reallocated time and effort.

Spring Break, Hurry Up!

I guess the most exciting event from last week was the fact that I finalized my plans for Spring Break. Last week I had mentioned that I wanted to go to Portugal if I could get the time off of work. Well, my boss approved and all of my tickets are booked!

I will be going to São Miguel, Lisbon and Faro over the course of a week. I’m hoping that I didn’t try to cram too many places into the week but hey, who know’s when I’ll be in Portugal again?

I had a couple of things to order from Amazon because I have never backpacked to a beach/warm climate before. I’m really excited to share this experience with you. For sure I will be making a post about packing and another post about each location but if you have any other suggestions, let me know!

Trying New Things

First time eating Brazilian food!

Final bit for this week… my fellow student assistant at work is Brazilian and invited me to lunch at a Brazilian restaurant last week. It was super good even though she said it was only like a 4 out of 10. I guess I will just have to go to Brazil to try the real stuff.

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