In 11th grade I was given the chance of a lifetime. My German club was taking a 10 day trip to Germany, Lichtenstein and Austria. I begged my parents to allow me to participate in the trip, and to my surprise they said yes. We left on a very eraly flight out of JFK International Airport and before I knew it we were in Germany. The trip was one of the most phenomenal experiences ever. We met some locals, ate in exquisite restaurants and I had my first experience in a beer hall. The mountains and scenery were truly phenomenal and breathtaking. I was very disappointed that we were unable to take our tour of Auschwitz, as that would have been an outstanding learning experience, but we still made many memorable trips to churches, Switzerland, a royal palace and various guided tours. It was truly an experience of being thrown into a foreign culture and adjusting. The trip was one full of friendship and the most memorable places with vivid pictures still painted in my mind.
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