Nikola (A friend of mine I got to know on ICC) from Serbia and Marcus from Switzerland (See the article about my first Couchsurfing experiences below) both visited me in Marburg on the weekend from May 4th until May 6th. Nikola actually wanted to arrive in the early evening on May 4th, but due to … Continue reading Meeting Marcus and Nikola in Marburg
A very common thing Germans like to do is attending a so-called Stammtisch, which is basically a regularily happening local meet-up of people, most likely with a certain topic in mind. My parents, for instance, joined a stammtisch for parents with visually handicapped children in Stade, a while after I was born. A great advantage … Continue reading Stammtisch: a great opportunity to meet new people in your local area!
My first internship was at Gaudio-Braille who are situated in Marburg. At this time - in the 10th grade - we had to choose a company for our internship which was situated in Marburg and the surroundings to stay nearby our school. This time, however, we were allowed to do our internship wherever we wanted. … Continue reading Let’s spend some time off Marburg with an internship at DIAS GmbH, shall we?
Pretty soon, after I came to Marburg, I got used to traveling by train, as well as typical Deutsche Bahn situations. 😉 Until April 2012, however, either one of my parents, relatives or people we got to know in Marburg who traveled to the north as well picked me up to accompany me on the … Continue reading First experiences traveling by train and getting independent outside of Marburg
Sadly, I must admit that the actual wish to become independent came pretty late, in my opinion. During the first four years of ordinary school, I didn't really like my cane. Sure, sometimes it became quite handy getting around at a couple of places with a lot of stairs and obstacles, but I got too … Continue reading My first steps