I am now in Germany and on day three of my German course. The school is very good and I am learning lots and am therefore completely exhausted! I ended up sitting next to a teacher from the school on the plane who started chatting to me (in English) and asked why I was going to Munich. When I said I was going to language school he asked me which one and said he was a teacher here! He was very friendly and waited with me for the right train once we got into the centre of town which was really helpful.
I am staying with a family who are very nice. There are two children at home and I have the son's bedroom and the other student from the language school has the daughter's bedroom which means that the mother and two children are all sharing one room which is awkward but they are friendly and speak no English which is good!
I am missing New Zealand, Nancy and cycling loads and think I made the wrong decision to come home but I have made it and am here now so there is not much I can do. I am reminding myself that I have wanted to learn German for a long time and that I am learning loads and will be able to communicate soon! At the moment I end up lying to lots of people because I try to explain something and they donät understand so they offer alternatives, eventually I give up and agree to one of the options because it is easier!
There is another student staying with my family who is from Taiwan and she is very quite so talking is hard. She is here for a year (and is 5 months in) but spoke no German at all before she arrived which must be really hard. She goes straight home after classes each day (they finish by 2) so I am afraid that I am going to be leaving her to her own devices again becuase I plan to explore Munich and do some sport and the activities the school offers.
Anyway, I am off to buy a phonecard which involves some complicated language!
lots of love,