Today I traveled to Frankfurt with a new friend who is also in Darmstadt for the DAAD RISE program. He was going to walk in a parade to celebrate the upcoming Olympics in China. I came along, thinking I would watch the parade from the sidelines, since I was a) not registered and b) the only person there who was not Chinese. Instead they gave me a T-shirt and a huge Chinese flag - probably because I was c) the tallest person there - which I waved proudly for the whole parade!
Other highlights of the day were a band with trombones, and accordion orchestra, and a horse drawn beer cart - all at a big street festival.
Now I need to try to sleep right away so I can wake up at 6 tomorrow to go to Berlin!