How I prepared for my trip to Germany and my first time in Moscow

October 2016. It marked my first self-made adventure. Germany was my destination of choice, a country close to my heart. With twelve years of German language study under my belt and a prior visit through a school exchange program, it seemed fitting that it would be the first country I explored independently. The prospect of delving once more into its rich culture and varied landscapes, this time with my boyfriend, filled me with excitement.