“I would rather be on my farm, than be emperor of the world.” – George Washington

Despite my somewhat disappointing trip when I was 17, I was determined to fall in love with the German language and I returned to Germany shortly after my 19th birthday. Having just spent a year in Switzerland, my mind was filled with fondue, pristine cities and beautiful people. So naturally, I decided to go and work on a farm. I know, an odd choice of … Continue reading “I would rather be on my farm, than be emperor of the world.” – George Washington

“…Never knew before what eternity was made for. It is to give some of us a chance to learn German.” – Mark Twain

One of my favourite quotes from Mark Twain. And it aptly summarises how I felt during the summer I was obliged to spend in Northern Germany. Not that I was forced to go there for those terribly long ten weeks; at least, not by a parent or a teacher. No, even at 17, I condemned myself to torturous life experiences. Let me elaborate: I was … Continue reading “…Never knew before what eternity was made for. It is to give some of us a chance to learn German.” – Mark Twain