I know I have been lucky that the weather has been gorgeous and that really helps to like a place. I flew in last night and today spent the day at the school! I met all the key people at the school today except for my department head because he's out sick and everyone was extremely nice and very welcoming. I shook hands with about one million people today and remember the names of about 2 of them! I will do a full blog on all the details later but for now just wanted to display some pictures of the city!
|It is real! The school exists! It has a long street name!|
|Kind of felt like it might be a figment of my imagination that I was really going to teach here! It is real!!|
|Not the Rhine but a canal running through the Altstadt (Old City) of Düsseldorf.|
|Shopping area in the Altstadt.|
|The walkway next to the Rhine River which is considered the "world's longest bar" since it is just sidewalk cafe after cafe for miles. DEEEEELIGHTFUL!|
|More of the walkway next to the river. There was a guy jet-skiing! I didn't think it was quite warm enough for that!|
|First German beer in Germany!!!! (Followed by some pork consumption, of course!)|
|Marktplatz (Marketsquare) where they have a big Christmas market!|
I went to visit my new apartment and I am definitely going to take it! It is a 9 minute tram ride to school and a 9 minute tram ride to the center of town- perfect! And, it is on the main line...AND...the apartment is only a three minute walk to the stop! YAY!
|View from the balcony of my new apartment!!!|
|More view- the pictures don't really capture it but it is a really nice view and has a HUGE balcony!|