I left Arnhem Thursday night around 5:00 and headed to Deventer where I had to switch trains. My next train to Rhiene was delayed 15 minutes which caused me to miss my connecting train in Rhiene to Munster. Luckily there was another training leaving for Munster that left in a half hour. I was a little nervous about traveling by myself because I still learning the train system, but even with the delay I was able to do everything ok. Once I arrived in Munster Pia and Vanessa and their parents were there to pick me up. We went to their house and had dinner of curry soup and bread.
|One of the classrooms|
Friday night we went to her Aunt's house in Munster for dinner. I really enjoyed the dinner as it had a very friendly,lively and interactive atmosphere. The center of the table was this thing that was a grill on top and a warmer on the bottom. Each person got a small triangle shaped pan where you could put whatever vegetables you wanted in it. They had so many vegetables to choose from including corn, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, pineapple, zucchini, potatoes, mushrooms, peppers and a few more. Then once you choose your vegetable you cover them with cheese and put it under the warmer to warm and melt the cheese. On the top you can grill small pieces of meat or vegetables. It was really good and was a fun dinner even though they mostly talked German. After dinner we went to a local club which was fun but very crowded.
|Ready for Karneval|
|Me in front of the castle|
It was a really good weekend and it was nice to see her again. I think I learned more about Germany in one weekend than I have after a month in Arnhem. It was really nice to be able to stay with a family who could explain things to me, ate some traditional German food and learned a few words. I really wish that before the semester started, we could have stayed with a Dutch family for about 2 weeks just to learn our way around and learn about the Dutch culture. I think its actually been difficult to learn about the Dutch being on our own. For supper we just make food that we are used too; I do not know any typical Dutch dishes. Also, I only know about one Dutch work which is "alstublieft" which is please/thank you.