Yay! I finally have WiFi again, therefore I can blog.
On Friday and Saturday, I drove down to Augsburg, Germany (one of Germany’s oldest cities) to look at Apartments and tour my future University where I’ll be studying International Business. I had taken the day off work because the only available appointment was on Friday at 3pm and it takes about an hour and a half to drive there from where my Grandparents live.
So on Friday, my Grandpa and I drove down to Augsburg at around 11am and got to the University just after 12. I actually had to drive, and that was the most nerve wracking experience of my life. Hitting speeds of 150-170 km/h for the first time got me feeling a little uneasy. Only had two little “mistakes” that could have resulted very badly but we got there safe and that’s what matters! Once I arrived, I met up with this student who is also studying at Augsburg and is also from my german hometown. She’s really nice and she free willingly gave me a tour of the University showing me all the important places. This University is huge and doing that for the first time on my first day would have been extremely confusing, so I’m very thankful for that tour.
After the Augsburg University tour, my grandpa and I went to look at a student apartment that I could rent for when I’m living in Augsburg. It was very small, however had a bathroom and small kitchen. The “apartment” (more so room) comes with a desk, a dresser, a closet and a bed which is way to short for me. I would have to buy my own to replace it. The pros to this “apartment” is that it’s quite modern and is only 3 subway stops from the University. The con(s) is that it’s just way to small. I felt very confined and felt like I had no room. After we saw the apartment we drove home and I had the biggest meltdown I’ve had in awhile.. I’ll maybe blog about that some other time.
Saturday, my mom and I drove down to Augsburg, this time just to look at an apartment. We got there a little early, therefore had some time to look at the city. At 2:50pm we went to the apartment and had a tour. Although this apartment wasn’t as modern as the one from Friday… it was bigger and had so much more sunlight. The kitchen and bathroom were separate from the sleeping/living area, which I favour because then the smell of food doesn’t overtake the entire apartment. The only two cons to this apartment that I can think of, is that it takes longer to get to the University and it doesn’t come with furniture. But I don’t really consider that a con as it allows me to be creative and style my own apartment. Everything else to the apartment is a pro and I have such a good feeling about it. I love that it’s right downtown in the “Innenstadt”, which makes it easy to get to cafés, shops, bars, grocery stores and parks! I applied to it and now we wait.
My mom and I went into a café while we were touring through Augsburg. It was very cute, however the hot chocolate was huge and didn’t satisfy my tastebuds haha. I also had a “Berliner” — a bio sugar donut filled with raspberry jam. It was delicious.
Augsburg is such a beautiful city and I’m so excited to start school here in April. I can’t wait to meet a lot of new people from all over be able to fill up my contacts list with more people physically closer.
This was my outfit of the day. Underneath I just had a t-shirt, long sleeved shirt and a sweater. On top, my ASOS Germany camel overcoat, which I’m obsessed with and don’t wear enough. A scarf from Bootleger. Jeans from Jack and Jones… which I wear to often. I need to buy more Jeans. Finally, boots from Bugatti. Inside they’re fed which make them extremely warm, they have a small heal making me a little taller.. as if I need anything making me taller haha and they have different designs and textures all over the boot making them a little stylish. Definitely recommend and I’ll be buying my next pair of boots from Bugatti again!
Overall I had a great end of the week and I’m so excited to have my own place in Augsburg! I’ll make a blogpost in the future about my apartment once everything is to my liking and I’m all settled in. Hope you had a great weekend and don’t forget to check out my social medias and subscribe to this blog!
– Dominick Jones (domijones)