This review was written by Andrea Costales Garzon, master student International Tourism Management from Ecuador, who is working at the International Office at CBS.
On Friday morning all students who wanted to go on the trip to Berlin met in the morning at CBS. I was happy to see that our very diverse group felt like one team. I thought that because we had a big mix of cultures and a group of friends, they will be separated; I was very wrong, they all wanted to stick together. The first night in Berlin we had a really nice dinner, it was a little tough to decide the place, but we all went for Mexican food. After a nice dinner, where we made a video of all of us saying “hi” on our mother tongue, some students had the opportunity to go on the Original Pub Crawl Berlin (some only because this was not included on the trip) others went out partying, but tried to stay as a group.
On the second day we had a guided tour. Boris, a North American with South American and German roots, was the person who attended us around Berlin. His way of showing us the city was excellent! Everybody loved the way he told us parts of Berlin’s and German history. He took us to a chocolate museum, where he was able to give us free samples. He left us by the Berlin Dom; where we looked for some real Berlin taste, some had Doner and some had Curry Wurst. After our quick lunch, some decided to go back to specific places from the tour, and some of us went back to the hotel. Later that night, some stayed at the hotel and some went out to party again.
The third day was rather short, we left Berlin at 12pm. Arnti, our bus driver had some difficulties driving back to Cologne due to the weather conditions. The strong wind kept pushing the bus off the road. On our way back, since we were 20, we divided the bus 10 against 10 for some games. We chose an app where one player needs the help of their team to guess the word on their forehead. This was an awesome closure to the weekend. We laughed a lot and shared the long ride back home by having fun together.