Today was our last day in America. At 11:30 we left the hotel and drove to JFK-Airport to fly back home. Our flight started at 7:36 pm and we arrived at 9:30 am in Frankfurt. This was the end of our amazing trip to America.
+++ 04/23/19 +++ Tuesday +++ New York +++ Student Report by Laura +++
Our last whole day in New York started with a walk on the Highline. This is an old railway track that has been converted into a park. From there you could see NY from a different perspective. After the walk we had time in our groups to go shopping or to see the Central Park.
At eleven pm we drove to the 70th floor of the Rockefeller centre. At the very top you had an amazing view over the whole of New York. All the buildings at night are breathtaking. That was a great experience!
+++ 04/22/19 +++ Easter Monday +++ New York +++ Student Report by Tamara and Peter +++
+++ day 8 +++ New York +++ Student Report by Dennis +++
Today we drove from Fairfield to New York. After the 4 hour bus ride we arrived at the hotel and quickly occupied the rooms. Briefly, we explored Chinatown and then walked to the One World Trade Center. There we visited the 9/11 Memorial. Afterwards we went on a ferry to look at the Statue of Liberty. Then we went back to the hotel, took a little break, and then at 11 pm went to the Brooklyn Bridge at night.
+++ day 7 +++ Gettysburg +++ Student Report by Annalena and Lili +++
On Friday we went to Gettysburg with the whole group. We had a guided tour. The tour guide talked about the civil war around Gettysburg, about the generals and so on. It wasn’t really a tour for us teens because he talked to much about history and sometimes you couldn’t understand him (But as it is a school trip, a few hours of American history had to be part of the programme and didn’t do no harm – Anmerkung der Lehrer).
After the three hours tour we had lunch in a restaurant in Gettysburg where most things are made with some cheese. When we had had lunch we went shopping in the outlet of Gettysburg. The fitting rooms are a bit different to Germany, if you want to try something on you must ask someone of the shop assistants if you can get a fitting room. In the afternoon we ate dinner at home and talked a lot and the host family tried Ahoi Brause which was funny.