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Greetings from Hannover, Germany!

Greetings from the promised land of beer and humourless people! Except the people actually have a pretty good sense of humour, but at least the beer stereotype is still accurate.

Even though my studies have been mostly online, I’ve met a lot of interesting new people to hang out with. The more friends I’ve gathered, the less I’ve been studying, however. Studying in German and online is also pretty much a living hell for me. I can’t think of a more harder combination off the top off my head.

The German studying is also a bit different than the studies in Finland. Most courses are given as lectures, instead of courses where you do things while also listening to lectures. Everything is way more theory based here. But I think that has something to do with the fact that here are so many engineering students, compared to Finland.

Free time has been very nice though. As mentioned, I’ve got a lot of new friends and we’ve been sitting around parks, going swimming and in general, enjoyed the summer to the fullest. I was lucky that the German summer was not as hot as it is normally though, since I was already dying of heatstroke during some months this year. The nature is also quite beautiful at times, even though you have to go out of your way to find a place not disturbed by people.