Author: btierney

Auf wiedersehen, Berlin!

I have now been home for a few days after coming back from my semester long journey in Europe. It was certainly an unforgettable experience, and I am very glad that I made the...

Christmas Time in Germany

Weihnachten (the German word for Christmas) time is a very scenic and picturesque season in Germany. Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt) are located everywhere around Germany, but especially in Berlin. I visited three different markets in...

Impressions of Native Germans

While visiting Europe during their Thanksgiving breaks, my family stayed with my father’s German friend who lives in Berlin, as they were friends during college. It was really interesting to get to see a...

Trip to Prague

Although this was the first year that I was not able to make it home for Thanksgiving, some of my family used their Thanksgiving break to make the trip to Europe. It was great...

Mid-semester break – part three

On the final leg of my mid-semester break trip, we visited Brussels, Belgium, and Cologne, Germany. We spent just one day in Brussels, as it was a last minute decision to visit at all....

Mid-semester break – part two

After departing Amsterdam the next morning, I took a bus to Belgium. I had to switch from the bus to a train in Antwerp, Belgium, so I got to see the city’s center, but...

Mid-semester break – part one

I took the opportunity to travel around a few countries in northwestern Europe during my mid-semester break. I began the week by spending an evening in Hamburg, which is just about three hours away...

Week-long excursion to Poland

Today is my first day back in Berlin after spending a little over a week visiting Poland. I traveled to Warsaw and Krakow as a part of my study abroad program. I went into...

First Impressions of Berlin

Today marks the first day of my fourth week studying abroad in Berlin, Germany. It has been an amazing experience so far, as I’ve explored so much of this historic city. What amazes me...

One week ’til Berlin

My name is Brendan, and I am one week away from embarking on my one semester long study abroad program in Berlin, Germany. To say that I have no idea what to expect would...