(ich hoffe alle die kein englisch koennen,finden irgendjemand der alles uebersetzen kann)
DAY1: At the airport when we had to say goodbye everything was very sad. i tried not to cry but that wasnt very easy because almost everyone cried.. but i think i did a good job beside of 2 or 3 tears. They all gave me a hug and some of them had some very cute presents.. for example my parents gave me a little "guardian angel", sinjas mum bought me the foever young cd which is "our song"! , ...
then i had to go.. Alone! but i found my gate ( i even had to take off my shoes at the securities) and there i met all the other exchange students, also domi and julia who i already knew from the "preparation" in frankfurt.
the flight was ok (i took some pills that calmed me down hehe) and i fortunately fell asleep for 2 hours (so i missed the movie which was shown in this time
) The food on board was horrible and i asked myself the same question all the time..: why is every steward gay?! thats strange lol
at the end of the flight i panicked.. i grabbed julias hand because we had turbulances. first we were to km from nyc and suddenly 25 km.. we had "to wait in the air" because there was another plane at our gate, and after our horrible landing we still had to wait 90 minutes in the plane.
after getting our luggage and giving the securities the tickets we had to fill out on board (questions like "do you bring illnesses in our country? -.- ) and giving them a little interview why we are going to the usa, we got to our bus and drove through Queens and Brooklyn and it was raining
far away we already could see the skyline of manhattan at night.. it looked so great!! you cant imagine..
after driving through a tunnel, we finally were in manhattan! and it was midnight..
our hotel was between central park and broadway and although the hotel itself was very nasty, we had a breathtaking view out of the window: 11th floor and you could see central park and in the background all those skyscrapers.
i calles my mum when we arrived and we finally got to bed at 2 am which is 8 o clock in the morning in germany.. so you can imagine how tired eveyone was.. and we knew we would have to get up at half past 6 the next morning :S
All night long you could hear sirenes and horns(Im not sure if this is the right english word for "Hupen") of cars..
DAY 2: After having breakfast, we made a little sightseeing tour through new york: broadway, cantral park, 5th avenue (+ plaza hotel), times sqaure (i would have loved to get out of the bus and walked along there but we didnt have enough time) and ground zero.
But the best thing was when we were on the empire state building: on the paltform at the 86th floor.. the view was soo amazing!!
After that we went to Battery Park where we could see the Statue of Liberty and last but not least we saw the Brooklyn Bridge, and then we went over to Brooklyn. That was a big contrast: First Manhattan with all its skyscrapers and suddenls Brooklyn with small little ghettos and graffities on every wall.. although it is the same city..
We had a last look at the skyline of manhattan and had lunch in new jersey. there i bought an "i love NY"-shirt because i didnt have enough time to do that in ny.
all in all, NYC was soo great! i love it! some day i will go there again! with more time to see EVERYTHING. however, my biggest dream came true!
Our trip led us to Philadelphia, where we saw the Liberty Bell, Independance Hall, walked around for a while ant took some crazy photos ; went on to Baltimore where we had dinner at the harbour and went in the Hard Rock Cafe (Daddy, i got a t-shirt for you hehe) and finally we got to our luxury hotel in washington dc.
DAY3: The breakfast at the hotel was soo tasty! i ate soo much (cornflakes, frits and stuff like that) because i couldnt see all the fast food anymore :P
We went to the John F. kennedy Gravesite, White House, Lincoln Memorial, washington monument and the Pentagon.
The weather was so hot! but nevertheless i have a cold since i am here. i guess its because of the "klimaanlagen" ( ^^ ) everywhere.
then we went to a Mall hihi and there i bought some t-shirts and we found an internet cafe and i could read all your emails and your guestbook entries..
In the evening we watched a theater. it was so funny!! we were laughing all the time!
DAY4: In the morning we took a group photo in front of the Capitol and after that we had 5 hours freetime. actually they wanted us to visit differnt kinds of museums in this time. but nora and i were too lazy. so, we relaxed a little on apark bank (and i even got a sunburn) and we ate at mc donalds with the others. In the evening we went to an italian restaurant by metro and we ate spaghettis.
After that i took a shower, we got our group photos, we were checked our flight tickets and i went to bed..
DAY5: At the airport was the first time when i realized that im here alone now for such a long time..
the journey till now was like a summer vacation because the cities were s great and i got along so well with all the others..