Kristin and I are also working on visiting Copenhagen (Denmark is the happiest country in the world), and a trip to Hamburg and Berlin. Joshua Radin will be in Hamburg March 27th, so we're getting our tickets and planning all around that. It's a few blocks away from the "Reeperbahn" which is called "the sinful mile". Oi Vey, right? Exciting, nonetheless. Ironically, it's not the trains or hostels that are stressing me out, it's the bus system in the Netherlands. Any online guide is useless, because Google Translate refuses to translate the search engines for finding bus routes. There will be a tremendous learning curve shortly.
So, besides travel weekends, I had two classes today. Ethics and Values, which is concerned mostly with the philosophy of moral dilemmas, biology, and evolutionary theory. Bizarre, if you ask me. That class is going to fry my brain. I also had Travel Writing today, and the professor seems very enthusiastic and knowledgable. I'm concerned that this semester will bring my GPA down because the European professors grade on a European level, not on an American perception of "an A for Effort." How much time am I really going to have to focus on so much work? This work load is comparable, if not exceeding the work I had in Boston during past semesters.
Other than that, not much has occured since my last post. Haven't taken any photos, but maybe I will have some before the weekend. The trip to Amsterdam is somewhat clarified - we have to find our own transportation home from the city center. I'm just going to pay for the train ticket instead of using my Eurail pass. On our free time, Kristin and I want to go to the Anne Frank Huis. I'm waking up at 9 to sign up to go to the Van Gogh Museum, and the entire school is going to the Rijksmuseum, so I'm pleased. Should be loads of pictures up by Monday.