¡Ay Europa! Me encanta esa regiÃ³n. I love that region. From its immense history to the distinctive culture and landscape of each country, Europe is one of the most exciting places in the world and I had the opportunity to visit two European countries my sophomore year in high school with my Spanish III class.
We took off from the airport on Good Friday, March 21 at six in the evening. I was so excited. Not only was this trip my first trip out of the country, but it was also my first time on an airplane. The plane landed in Munich, Germany on March 22 at around eight in the morning. It was cold and gray there, but that did not bother me at all. I was just too thrilled about being in Europe to care about the weather, plus the international airport in Munich is HUGE! It’s about five Four Seasons Malls combined in my hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina. Even though the whole class was exhausted from not getting enough sleep on the plane the night before, we all decided that we must explore. We walked through the airport in groups of four buying souvenirs from gift shops, clothes and make-up from small department stores, eating frozen yogurt and pizza with weird toppings, taking each other’s blood pressure in the pharmacies -just to come home and say “Hey, I got my blood pressure taken in Europe,” and of course saying “Danke” to everyone we talked to because that was the only German word we knew. Though we were in the airport for the whole duration of our German experience, we wanted to make the most of it. Before long, it was eleven o’ clock and we needed to get to our gate to board the plane headed for Madrid, Spain.
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