Hey guys! I enjoyed your ADITL posts a lot, so I decided to make my own. I am a teenage student from western Germany (near Dortmund) and I volunteer for my school’s charity group. Today, this “job” sends me to a small Christmas market, or as we call them, Weihnachtsmarkt. I hope you enjoy A Day In The Life of me!
Today I wake up at 8:30am. If it wasn’t Saturday I would’ve woken up two hours earlier, but on a “normal” weekend I sleep until noon or longer. But today I gotta work, so here we go!
Let’s have a look at the thermometer: -1°C (=30°F). Not too bad for a November morning, but I’m definitely gonna freeze my ass off sitting in a pavilion outside for 3.5 hours. Oh well …
Time to go and get the newspaper. I live in an apartment house with three other tenants.
Breakfast! Tomatoes & mozzarella cheese, Turkish simit pastry, juice and tea. Not typically German, but hella tasty. If you want some German food, I posted my favorite recipe here: http://imgur.com/gallery/6opqy
Getting dressed and sending some snaps because look at this cute Christmas sweater! Also: When fully dressed, I am wearing 3 sweaters + 2 pairs of pants + 2 pairs of socks + boots + thick af coat. Brace yourselves, Weihnachtsmarkt is coming.
Before I go to work, I stop by the local grocery store. Everything’s ready for Christmas – and look at all these Kinder products!
Close up of some huge Kinder eggs (“Überaschungseier”).
This is the train I take to get to the Christmas market. The ride only takes me four minutes (1 stop), but since I forgot to buy a season ticket I have to pay 3,80€ which is quite expensive. German ticket prizes are weird.
This is my place for the next 3.5 hours. I work the middle shift from 2:30pm to 6pm, meaning I won’t have to stay till the market closes to help close down our pavilion. So I got that going for me, which is nice.