Igor Travels Abroad

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."

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NEW INFO! Anyone else up for an adventure of a lifetime?

Hi everyone,

the application time HAS BEEN EXTENDED to January the 3rd (tip:send it in earlier). You must have your CBYX application in by this date, but you still can start if you are committed.  The application is for a valuable scholarship to  live   and experience the “German” way of life for 10 months abroad. You will be matched with a host-family based on your interests, attend a month- long language camp, and hold meetings in Berlin and other neat places. KNOWLEDGE of the language is NOT required.  I didn’t speak hardly any German when I left. Four and a half months later, I feel confident in my language skills. It definitely worth it. If you don’t believe me, read my blog.

The benefits are:

-It will make you a stronger, better, open-minded, more mature, smarter, and more interesting person

-You will speak another language

-A international resume that you have “hand-carved”

and much more!

So why  not apply, it’s worth the shot!



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Thanksgiving in Germany

Today I made a traditional American Thanksgiving and it was wonderful. We had pumpkin pie, lemon meringue pie, a chicken (no turkeys here 😀 ) with potatoes, a nice salad (cranberries, hazelnuts, and an orange; it is delicious by the way), mashed potatoes and gravy, apple cider, wine, and 4 little chocolate turkeys. It tasted great! I played American Christmas songs, like in the movies, and it was wonderful. It is also my host dad’s birthday today, so it worked out quite nicely.   thankgiving1 thankgiving3 thankgiving4



We had much fun and listened to American music and celebrated! Oh, and did I say the food tasted GREAT!!!   PS: Funny Story today: I was heading to school today, and was talking to may dad on the phone. All of the sudden, my train came and I was quite far away. I took off in a sprint and ran down the stairs, around the corner (tunnel) and plowed through two police men. One was thrown on the ground straight on his back, the other almost knocked back too. They were both screaming at me and I kept running up and in the train. I then took my coat, hat, and scarf off, and rotated them inside out so they wouldn’t realize it was me if they came after me. BUT, I got on the train to school 😀   And two recipes if your interested:


1/2 cup Hazelnuts chopped into small parts

1 can Cranberries

1 orange peeled cut into small parts a tiny bit of sugar (a teaspoon)

Lemon Meringue Pie: For Germans (in metric system) and Americans (in cups, etc.) LemonMeringuePie.pdf

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone and take care!