Anyone taking in a new city must take the time to get settled in to their new home, wherever it may be. For me, this was in flat, shared with two other students. Personally, my flatmates and fellow KU students made my transition from stateside life in the US to foreign life in Germany quite simple. It has been easy to accept Trier as my home, as I quickly fell in love with all it has to offer.
Having never truly lived with roommates (or flat mates), I am taking this opportunity to experience life as a 20-something (despite the fact that I’m 30) by living in a shared flat in a new city. I came across my room after using a website devoted to student and single-room listings. At first, I was overwhelmed by what I had to look for in a flat mate, but eventually things started clicking. Only after a handful of introductory emails to potential flat mates, I found someone that was interested in meeting me. After what seemed like hours, our Skype interview ended (after only 17 or so minutes) and I chose to keep my fingers crossed until a decision was made. Just 2 or 3 days later, I was offered the room, located in a nice building near the city center. This would be a prime location for school, shopping, and everything else you do in Europe.
I absolutely love everything about my room and the flat. My flat mates are great and very welcoming. Both are German students who are willing to speak with me in English while teaching me a bit of German. Hopefully I’ll be able to somewhat carry on a conversation with them by the time I leave. My room is quite spacious, the biggest room I’ve ever had – I almost don’t know what to do with all the space! I have two front-facing windows overlooking my street and a kitchen window overlooking a beautiful church. The architecture in Trier is beautiful – new mixed with old. I don’t quite know how old my building is, but I guarantee it’s at least 250 years old, considering the buildings opposite mine were built in the early 18th century.
Trier has a lot to offer, and I am determined to discover as much as I can while I’m here. Until next post, Auf Wiedersehen.