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We arrived back in New York on Thursday after an unexpected turn of events in Berlin. As I mentioned in my last post from Prague, I started to come down with something our last day in the Czech Republic and unfortunately it got worse over the next few days. I had a pretty bad sinus infection that left me miserable and in bed for our first day and a half in Berlin. Erik was very nice to me and sat with me in the hostel for most of the time, but on the second day I was feeling a bit better and wanted to venture out so that we didn’t let any more of our time in Berlin go to waste!

We walked around for a little bit but it was cold,  we didn’t really have a plan, it was too late to go into anything, and we weren’t really feeling it so we turned back towards the hostel and went out to dinner. After dinner Erik wasn’t feeling too hot, and he came down with a bad case of food poisoning. That one afternoon was all that we saw of Berlin, as neither of us were really feeling great the remainder of the time. Luckily we had a really nice hostel and a private room so we watch a few movies, slept a lot, and relaxed and recuperated for our last few days in Europe. It was then a nice easy, quick 8-hour flight home and back in New York we are!

Saturday evening my family went over to Erik’s parents house for a lobster dinner. It was a really nice meal and a nice treat after being away. Everyone then sat down around the computer screen as Erik and I gave a digital tour of our trip, telling of course all of the best stories as we went.

It has been a bit of an adjustment back to everyday life but luckily I have had a break week to relax and eat my way through all of the lovely Long Island food (I have already enjoyed a Bacon, Egg, & Cheese, Sushi, Chinese food,  lobster, and BBQ) before starting work at Penguin Books in the city next Monday. Things will get a little less exotic here on out but hopefully not any less exciting!

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About Shelby

Shelby is a recent graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Professional Writing focusing of Editing and Publishing. A native New Yorker from the eastern end of Long Island, she is spending her first post-college year working at a winery in the fall, teaching skiing over the winter, traveling in the spring, all while exploring the world of writing. She loves books, baking, holidays, being outside, exploring, and drinking ridiculous amount of coffee and tea.

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