- Wake up with sun beams dancing on the white walls of your room.
- Walk into the kitchen to a big pot of hot black tea and a piece of rhubarb cake for breakfast.
- Put on an emerald green (your favorite color) dress.
- Bike past a waterfall in Kreuzberg on the way to school.
- Drink a cup of white hot chocolate during a 15 minute Pause in German class.
- Walk to IES to check mail. Pick up birthday cards from around the world (thank you, friends!).
- Bike to a bookstore on Friedrichstrasse. Spend 40 minutes looking at maps.
- Hang a newly acquired 4 x 4 ft map of Berlin on the wall.
- Receive three roses from your roommate.
- Eat rhubarb cake.
- Eat gooseberry cake.
- Eat strawberry and chocolate tartlets.
- Drink a few glasses of wine.
- Unpack presents.
- Eat the edible presents.
- Get on the bahn heading south.
- See Macbeth performed on an open-air stage in a park.
- Eat white chocolate macadamia nut cookies during the intermission.
- Get a thoughtful present from a friend.
- Have a street musician get onto your bahn car and sing “Wonderwall.”
- Go on a late night bike ride under the stars across the Tempelhofer field.
- Come home and feel lucky you are in Berlin.
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Marta is a Sociology and German double major at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, but has a hard time staying within the boundaries of these two disciplines just the way she cannot stay in any one place for a long time. The thirst for knowledge and adventures is her biggest drive; over the course of her college career she has taken classes ranging from film studies to psychology, and she just spent a semester studying Arabic in Jordan. Originally from Lithuania, Marta has been fortunate enough to call many places her home. When she is not devouring books, she coordinates and leads campus tours, serves as a proctor in a first-year student dorm, works at the Admissions office as well as helping out at the Registrar’s office at Bowdoin. In her free time, she can be found either taking photographs or swing dancing. She can’t wait to check out the Berlin lindy hop scene!</span></p>