Snow business awaits
By UTE SCHULENBERG
SNOW was without a doubt what excited Philip Lewis, Danika Cooper, Rebecca Gamble and Brittany Wood most when they left for Germany on Friday ? that and the fact they will be able to go into German pubs.
"The legal drinking age is 16 over there," Philip said.
The four Orara High School students, who hosted German exchange students earlier this year, will now have the favour returned, spending six weeks practising their language skills in the south of Germany.
"We are going to Dachau, where they had the concentration camp," Danika said.
"Apparently it is now an artist village."
Brittany was most excited about going to Munich and visiting the Nymphenburg Palace.
"We don't have anything like that here in Australia but the concentration camp might be a bit scary," she said.
Food was something the group were also feeling nervous about.
A recent sampling of sauerkraut had clearly not left a good taste in their mouths.
The prospect of attending German schools was also a bit daunting.
"All the German students spoke such good English when they were here," Rebecca said.
"I hope I can make myself understood."
The four return to Australia on January 10, leaving plenty of time to enjoy summer.