Ok, I will quickly try to sum up the last three weeks. After getting back from Holiday in the end of October, I have been going to school regularly, and getting in the swing of things. Zug is getting colder, and the leaves are all turning a vibrant orange, and the fog is starting to set in. My Deutsch is getting better, and I am able to now understand the basic idea of most sentances, if the speaker speaks slowly and in High German (which is not Swiss German!).
School is getting pretty boring, but I knew this would happen, since school is just normal now and not exciting anymore. I usually read in class since I can not understand anything that is happening, all though some teachers are much more helpful than others, and some make me take tests. My friends at school are great, but I am usually hang out with exchange students, since my German isn't good enough yet to have actual conversations.
Here are some highlights from November:
|Hometowns from left to right: Yukon, Portland, Seattle, Kansas,|
Colorado, and Australia
I went skating with about 20 other exchange students in Bern a couple weeks ago, when we had school off. It was so so so so much fun! Can I just say how awesome exchange students are? Not to toot my own horn, but all of them are the kindest, funniest people I have ever met. I think its because you have to have some guts to do this, and they all do, which is a quality I really admire in people.
Anyway, skating was super fun. I learned I cant skate! Everyone had to help me, but I got a little better by the end!
|Sienna, Laura and I at the Chilbi,|
or Swiss fair
Last weekend was definitely a highlight too. I went to a couple of parties with friends, and ended up at the Baar Chilbe, which is basically a carnival--but at night! It was so much fun! I had no idea Zug had so many people...it literally seemed like every teenager in a 10 mile radius was there.
This month I also went to a concert, went up the Rigi with friends, went to Luzern, had a halloween party for Americans, and have eaten a lot of raceltte! (Cheesy goodness)
Its been a pretty good month, if I do say so myself