Our last day in Europe was quite wonderful! We started out by going to the Holocaust museum, which was in my opinion the best of all we went to. They were very honest and had some gruesome pictures and videos that captured the horror of what happened as well as a camera can. That was the most moving exhibit of all the ones we went to. I’m very glad we did make the trip to Budapest. After that, we went to the synagogue of Budapest. It was very pretty, but as Dr. Moser explained, the synagogue itself is not sacred as a Christian church is. Only the Tora, or the scrolls behind the altar, are sacred. Nevertheless, the building was very pretty. We then walked around a little bit, enjoying the lovely last day in Europe, and then we went to the hotel and packed up. I hate packing after a trip because everything is all messy, very unlike packing for a trip. I did however get everything in my suitcase and now it is all safe and sound in my room!
I had an excellent time in Europe. This was a very unique trip, and it has made me even more interested in studying abroad. I noticed an improvement in my German, and I would love to go back for longer so I can become fluent. That has been a goal for a long time and I believe now it is realistic. I know I will get there someday, and I can’t wait for that day.