Week Ten (Second To Last Week)

This upcoming week will be my last in Berlin.  I have been in the city for a little over two months, working the whole time except the first week.  As a whole, I’ve enjoyed my internship.  I’ve been completing more or less the same tasks throughout the entire internship.  If I were to continue, I’d…

Week Number 9

Last weekend I visited Amsterdam, which was my first small excursion on the Berlin trip.  It’s so convenient how easy it is to travel from country to country in Europe.  The flight to Amsterdam only took an hour.  Holland is yet another country where everyone also speaks English.  The city of Amsterdam is much different…

The 8th Week

This weekend I visited Alexanderplatz, a hub for shopping and sightseeing in Berlin.  I bought a couple cool souvenirs all while exploring more of the city.  Even though I have spent all of my time in Berlin thus far, there always seems to be something new and exciting to do.  There will be still be…

Week Sieben

This weekend I did some local sightseeing and ate at some neat restaurants.  One of the restaurants is called Waffle Brothers, a relatively small place where you can customize your own waffle or milkshake.  This was a great place to go on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  I continue to eat lunch with my coworkers on…

Reichstag Building (week 6)

I visited the Reichstag building this weekend.  It was a pretty cool experience, especially because of how important the building is.  The train ride only took about 20 minutes.  I’m still amazed at how accessible the entire city is with the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams, and busses.  I can’t imagine trying to get around in a…

Enio is in Berlin Week 5

Prior to this week, I spoke English for the majority of my time at work, with an occasional German conversation.  Seeing this as a waste of language practice, I asked my supervisors to only speak German with me.  I’ve been hearing all German thus far, which helps me learn.  But speaking helps me learn so…

Bearlin… Week 4

I learn about the company Bülhof & Funke and how they do business on a daily basis.  As mentioned in previous posts, they sell various household and sports products on Amazon.  They store their inventory at a nearby warehouse in Berlin.  Every so often sample products are delivered into the office, products that they consider…

Berlin Week 3

I haven’t had a lot of international travel experience, so each time I travel it takes some adjustment.  Especially when it’s living in a foreign country for an extended period of time, adjusting can be a bit of a slow process for me.  My life in Pittsburgh is very schedule-oriented, so you can imagine how…

Deutsch Dude

I arrived to work on Monday knowing little about the company culture.  I immediately noticed the laid-back, modern customs Buelhoff & Funke (a branch of Springtech Ventures) practiced in the office.  Typical attire consisted of jeans and a T-shirt.  I am the youngest person at the firm, but the average age is only around 30. …