More Munster

May 23, 2012 at 11:00 am 2 comments

After a few days in Munster we are all feeling very much at home. I am surprised to find myself able to navigate throughout the city core and beyond into some of the surrounding areas. The bike has been a great aid to exploration (although those cobblestones do add a little bounce to the experience!) Gregor has been squiring us around the city and has been amazing us with colourful and amusing stories and elaborations at most sties. Yesterday’s visit to the Historic City Hall, the home of the Westphalia Peace Accord of 1648, was fabulous. As a history buff, I was thrilled to sitting in the room where diplomats of time gone by, had finally ended the 30 years war.

Our team presented for the first time today. It went very well. The Rotary Club members were polite and appreciated our efforts and laughed with us when we made mistakes in our German. We exchanged banners and shared a sigh of relief when we were done!

We left the city core to make our way to WWU (Westfalian-Wilhelms University), another gem created by JC Schlaun. This university was rebuilt after the war in large part by the students who, in order to attend classes had to agree to work an hour for each hour of classes!

After a couple of hours wandering through the shops Andrea, Laura, Lindsey and I met up with Cory, Gregor, his wife Elisabet, and other host family members for a fabulous traditional dinner, German beer and wine, and for even more entertaining conversation. The evening ended with more conversation with my host family. A truly fabulous day.

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  • 1. billrobson1  |  May 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Excellent! I’ll bet you are all happy to get that first presentation over with. Well done everyone.

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  • 2. Kathy Larson  |  May 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Hi hello Cory and Team GSE. Hope you are taking lots of pics. Matthias, who is staying at my home has taken over 1500 so far and the journey is only half over. Can’t wait to see your journal and all the pictures. From Kathy Larson

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