My first month as a volunteer in Halle - Armend
I arrived in Germany by 20th of September. I departed to Stuttgart flughafen, where my family expected me there. In Calw, I stayed for the whole weekend, with the thoughts of planning my travel to Halle. And that was my first small challenge – there was no direct train from Stuttgart to Halle, and it was known that train-connections to Halle aren‘t the best.
As such, I had to change 3 train during the way, while I get across the whole West Germany, passed by Thüringen, and came late to Halle (Saale). My first impression when I get nearby to Halle, around Jena, was kinda scary. I saw all around old factories, a lot of pollution, destroyed un-used trains, and so on. It was my first impression, that a day in the past USSR lived here, and let its own heritage. This was only the impression from the very first day. But things got better afterwards, don‘t get afraid.