Monday, April 23, 2007

A Trip South (eine Reise in den Süden)

On Sunday I went with 31 ACS students to a partner school in southern Lebanon.

The school is in the village of Sch' ataya near the city of Tyre in southern Lebanon.

The ACS students painted the interior walls (Innenwände) with cartoon characters and played with the children who came to welcome us.

Across the street from the school there is a little hair salon.

I spoke with some of the men. Two of them work in Germany and we spoke German!

Then I decided to have my hair cut: the barber (Frisör) did a good job!

Well, I'll write again soon.
Marhaba aus Libanon!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Field Day at ACS


This week is the second week of "Spirit Week" at the ACS.

Every day students -and teachers - compete in many events (streiten in Wettbewerbe) like Tug-of-War (Tauziehen), Arm-Wrestling (Arm-Ringen), Chess (Schach), etc...

On Wednesday afternoon (12-17 UHR) we held "Field Day" (Spielfeldtag).
Teams competed in:




Soccer (Fussball)

... and

Wall-Painting (Mauer-malen)

The students sold good food!

All the students had a lot of fun!

And I did too!

Maybe your school would do something like this?

Until soon!

Grüsse aus Beirut!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

A Walk around Beirut

On Sunday I took a long walk around Beirut.

The weather was very nice and warm!

I walked along the coast towards the south to "Pidgeon Rock" (Taubenfels). Many people go there.

An American tourist took a picture of me there!

To the south of the city the beaches begin. There aren't many people on the beach now, but the weather is quite nice and by May the beaches will be crowded!

Yesterday I walked downtown (zur Stadtmitte) and saw some Roman ruins!

The ruins are of Roman baths in "Berytus" (so hieß Beirut damals!).

Well, I'll walk around some more and show you more pictures soon.

Let me know what you would like to know about!