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Fussball and the Weekend

Fussball (or soccer, for those who might not know) is probably the single most popular sport in the world, and after 5 weeks in Germany, I have yet to play Fussball. How is this possible? I do not hold it against them, but my guest family somehow does not like Fussball. I had previously thought this absurd. As far as I knew, everyone in Europe loves Fussball, right? Wrong. I’m still learning.

Despite this minor set back, it seems that my guest family’s larger family all happen to love Fussball. At a family party last week I met a cousin in the family who happened to play for a club team in Wittenberg. At the end of the night, I was invited to play with his team in a practice the next day. A couple cancellations later, I should be playing with them in about an hour. Needless to say, as a Fussballspieler myself, I have been awaiting this chance my entire stay in Germany. I’m a little nervous. I’ve had a couple injuries recently which may slow me down a bit, but I’m ready to enjoy myself nonetheless. We’ll see how it goes.

As far as the weekend, I’ve got nothing. A hiking trip ended up being cancelled last minute and this happens to be our extended break, so there is an extra 2 days on top of the normal 3 day weekend that we have here. I’m fairly confident I can find something to do. I mean, it’s Germany. I’m thinking about making a couple day trips to maybe Dresden, Magdeburg, or Potsdam. We’ll see how creative I can get and how much money I feel like spending. Travel is always expensive here. Bis spaeter!

2 Responses to “Fussball and the Weekend”

  1. I haven’t checked yours and RT’s blogs lately. Of course, the one day I do, you just posted! I hope you get to play Fussball! Glad you’re still having a great trip! Talk to you soon.

    -Ihr Nachbar 🙂

  2. Aww hope you had lots of fun playing with the team!

    We miss you lots. Band has been fun, but kinda sad without you. Now that Doc is gone its just, well, interesting. Can’t wait for you to get back!!!

    Hope you do some crazy things so you have some good stories for us when you get back!


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