We kicked off the week with a night at the opera, specifically the Nationaltheater Opernhaus in Goetheplatz, Mannheim. The opera was "Otello." It felt good to be in a theatre again, even if we were a bunch of Americans watching a Shakespearean play, converted into an opera, performed in Italian, with German subtitles. Uhh... It … Continue reading Art, Blood, Beer & a Field of Roses
Sabrina, Jason and I began our Sunday morning with a delicious breakfast Mone prepared for us. Unlike in the U.S., the grocery stores here are all closed on Sundays, so preparation is necessary. After Frühstück (oder, 'breakfast'), we took a tram to the Schloss to meet up with other classmates and see the museum, it was … Continue reading „Frühstück,“ for ‘breakfast’
We felt the heat with the start of classes Monday morning. Air conditioning just isn't a thing here, not even in a palace-turned-university. Here we were, thinking we'd be escaping the scorching Florida Sun for the summer...we were wrong. We opened the windows, and with a breeze it's bearable. I now truly understand firsthand why … Continue reading There’s no AC in Fairytales
Rachel Jones is a recent graduate with a degree in Journalism from the University of Florida with concentrations in Theater and Photography. Last summer, Rachel studied photojournalism abroad in Berlin and also spent the remaining time backpacking around Europe. Additionally, she has traveled to Nicaragua, Colombia and Costa Rica with UF's Outdoor Adventure Recreation Club. … Continue reading Guten Morgen, Mannheim!