» 9/11 @ NIAGARA FALLS «

Hello World,

on Sunday September 11th, 2016 I went to Niagara Falls with a my LC and a bunch of other exchange students. I was so excited to go to Niagara Falls because I would be able to see the Falls but also because of Canada. Of course we couldnt cross the border but when we were on the boat at The Maid of the Mist I could have been in Canada because well it was water – you cant just say that part of the water is the US and that part is Canada so I am just gonna say: Yes I have been to Justin Bieber’s home country!

It was such a great day, I took so many pictures, had so many fun conversations and saw so many breathtaking things. Everyone who is interested can of course watch my YouTube Video.

 

C U! 🙂

» The Great New York State Fair «

Hello World,

better late than never: here is my post about my trip to the New York State Fair!

On September 5th, 2016 we got in the car at around 8:30, followed by a 2h trip to Syracuse, NY. Once we arrived, you could instantly feel the Fair Flair. We went in and I was overwhelmed by the size of everything. The food trucks, the stages, the buildings, the ferry wheels – AMAZING. All you could see was tons of people, happy kids and bright colors. oh and the smell of deep fried food. And let me tell you, Americans deep frie  e v e r y t h i n g – and I love it! It has been such a fun day and because I wanted to give all of you the opportunity to see what I did at the State Fair, here is my YouTube Video.

 

C U! 🙂

just a little something

current thoughts \\ tuesday september 6th 5:47pm // I just came back from practice, took a shower & now I am sitting on the couch, my sisters right next to me. today is the last day of summer break, tomorrow school starts & especially yesterday – when my Austrian friends went back to school – I thought about them. I thought about getting on the train – just like I usually do. I thought about getting off the train to meet my friends & how we got on the next train. I thought about home & my everday life a lot & then I realized that tomorrow a whole new chapter of my life starts. I will start American High School, I will – not like my Austrian friends – experience something, nobody will ever be able to take away from me. I will make so many new friends, create so many memories & will have an unique year. other than my friends back home, I did it. I took the big step, got away from home & jumped into something, something new, something I didn’t know what to expect from. I can already see the up’s & down’s that will come, the tears of joy & the ones of desperation. I am sad that summer ends, because – everyone that knows me – knows that I am a summer type of person, that I love being in the sun, playing beach volleyball or just spending the day at the lake. besides that, I am so happy that school starts tomorrow, because I am beyond ready to meet people, to make friends. after over a month in the US I want to get involved – I joined the tennis team but still. so to sum it all up, I don’t know what to expect from the first day of school, to be honest I feel a little anxious about getting lost or being late to my classes. but I just have to remeber myself: I am an exchange student, I am 15 years old & made the decision to go abroad, to a country I have never been before, live in a culture which is different than what I had experienced before. I can handle whatever comes to me, I just have to remeber myself that I can handle it! I am ready, let’s just do it. \\ 6:03pm Larissa over n out // 🇺🇸