The idea that I'm going away to Berlin is becoming much more real. It's great, but since the trip has been in the works since February, it seemed surreal for a long time. I have purchased my ticket (why are one-way tickets so expensive?), and had a fun time at the bank trying to wire 220 euro to Humboldt's bank account for my residence deposit. AND now my mom's coming with me! Upon my dad's suggestion, we have put her on my same flight to come to Berlin as well. I think it'll be great, as I now have someone to buy cheapo bedsheets at Ikea for me.
We also may go to Dubrovnik for a couple of days (!).