As I'm preparing myself to travel to Germany for the first time, I had to stop and think about this amazing opportunity that I was given. I'm a bit scared because I only know a few German phrases so I hope to be able to communicate with the people. However, I know that this trip is an experience that I will never forget. Germany will be the second European country that I get to visit because Italy was my first European country. What is a bit funny about this is that all my life I had said that the first country in Europe that I would visit is France. I have an obsession with the French language and culture, hence, why I want to go France. I had considered other European countries but France was always number 1. I even started taking french classes in high school and have continued taking them in college. I also made French my minor. It's funny to me how much I know about France yet I haven't been there. I guess there is a reason as to why I haven't been given the opportunity to go to my dream country. The only reason I can think as to why I probably haven't traveled to my dream country is maybe because I need to learn more about other countries and I need to also appreciate their language and culture. Regardless of anything, I know that I will enjoy my time in Germany, and I also know that someday I will live my dream of going to France.