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Thursday, March 30, 2017

MUNICH DAY 3

The final day of my weekend trip to Munich was perhaps the most challenging, but also the most important, in my opinion.


We went to Dachau.

I didn't take any pictures while we were there, but I felt like it was important to share my experience with going to a concentration camp and why I think it is important to go. I'll be sharing more about it on the Rhodes Abroad blog, but just as an overview, here's what I thought.

When you have an opportunity to study abroad or experience another culture, in any capacity, for any reason, I believe we each have a duty to not just look at the fun, glamorous, and exciting sides of the destination. When I think of Germany or Austria, I think of schnitzel and beer and lederhosen, rowdy people who are having a great time, fantastic engineering, and things like that. I do not at first want to think about the abhorrent history that lies within each of those countries because that isn't fun, glamorous, or exciting. It isn't. But you need to go. Again, there will be more on the Rhodes Abroad blog, but I firmly believe that as a traveler, you have to acknowledge as much of the country you are visiting as you can, even when it isn't sunshine and rainbows.

After we concluded our tour, we headed back to town. We had about 3 hours before we needed to head to the airport for our flight home, so we grabbed some lunch, ate our last schnitzel, went on a mission to find some strudel, and concluded our time in Munich by enjoying the warmth and sunshine.


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