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Hiking Herzogstand and Heimgarten: June 13

June 17th, 2021|0 Comments

On Sunday some floormates and I took on a demanding but wonderful hike through the Alps from the small southern Bavarian town of Kochel am See to the neighboring town of Ohlstadt. [...]

More Cooking Adventures: May 31 – June 6

June 6th, 2021|1 Comment

This week was calmer than most, so I mostly worked and caught up on chores. On Monday I got a "Schnelltest," or rapid (Covid) test, for some peace of mind after last weekend’s [...]

Wien, or Vienna: May 24 – May 31

May 31st, 2021|0 Comments

Whit Monday, the Monday after Pentecost, is a holiday in Germany, so with everything closed, I took the opportunity for a workday. Tuesday and Wednesday I returned to the Bavarian State Library to [...]

Der Botanische Garten: May 15

May 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Enjoy these pictures from the scenic botanical garden in Munich! This site is not an official site of the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State. The views expressed [...]

Meeting, Hiking, and Grilling: May 3 – May 9

May 12th, 2021|0 Comments

No surprise but yet another week was full of exciting developments for both research and fun! Monday night a bunch of us watched Dr. Strange. Tuesday was exciting because an architecture student who [...]

Sunset in Olympiapark: April 26 – May 2

May 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

As per usual, this week included working, hanging out in the Innenhof, running, doing yoga and playing darts, badminton, and ping pong. On Monday I had my best run of the year [...]

A Quiet Week: April 5 – April 11

April 11th, 2021|0 Comments

This week was nice and calm. Some people slowly trickled back from Easter Break throughout the week, but it was mostly quiet. I finished reading another book this week. Of course I [...]

Mein Geburtstag: March 22 – March 28

March 29th, 2021|0 Comments

I made big progress on my work early this week. I am also getting a little better at both playing darts and keeping score. In fact, on Monday I made the winning [...]

All Smiles: March 15 – March 21

March 21st, 2021|0 Comments

Another relatively calm week with cold weather. My floormates assure me that it is unusual for it to be this cold and snowy in mid to late March, but it’s nothing I’m [...]

Schnitzeljagd: March 8 – March 14

March 15th, 2021|0 Comments

I predominantly occupied myself this week by reading and working in my room, which isn’t at all exciting to talk about. Some notable variations in my work pattern included playing badminton, darts, [...]

Hiking near Schliersee: March 7

March 8th, 2021|1 Comment

We left first thing in the morning and caught an hour-long train south to the Fischhausen-Neuhaus train station near Schliersee, or Schlier Lake. We intended to hike the Brecherspitze mountain, but upon [...]

Fun & Friendship: March 1 – March 7

March 8th, 2021|0 Comments

What a fun week! Monday began with my typical studious morning, but when lunch break rolled around, my friends convinced me to get Döner with them instead of cooking my own lunch. [...]

Sunshine in Munich: Feb. 22 – Feb. 28

March 1st, 2021|3 Comments

I don’t have many exciting updates since this week felt very “routine.” Every day I am getting faster at reading in German, but I am finding that it is difficult to stay [...]

Settling In: Feb. 8 – Feb. 14

February 15th, 2021|0 Comments

The week began slowly as I recovered from staying up late to watch the Superbowl and balanced beginning my research with activities with my floormates like badminton, yoga, and watching TV and [...]

Moving into my Dorm: Feb. 1 – Feb. 7

February 14th, 2021|0 Comments

Monday came and I headed to my “dorm,” Roncalli-Kolleg, for the first time. I met the house manager and the groundskeeper who helped me check in. I had the Airbnb until Wednesday, [...]

Closing Quarantine: Jan. 25 – Jan. 31

February 12th, 2021|0 Comments

The second half of my quarantine was a lot like my first: paperwork, emails, and language practice. For a little added comfort, I cooked Risi e Bisi, an Italian soup that I’ve loved [...]

Arrival & Quarantine: Jan. 17 – Jan. 24

February 10th, 2021|0 Comments

And so the next adventure begins. The days leading up to my departure were a hectic combination of running errands, filling out paperwork, checking for updates on Coronavirus policies, packing, and somehow trying [...]

Last Week: April 25 to May 2

May 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Wednesday was full of chores like cleaning studio and packing. In the afternoon I met up with my relatives from Northern Italy, Carlo and Mario, who came to visit for our end of [...]