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What main languages are spoken here?:

German is the main language spoken in Saarbrücken, along with the regional dialect, Saarlandisch. The city happens to sit right on the French border, so there is also a strong French presence. French people will often cross the border to shop or go out to eat in Saarbrücken.

What type of money is used here?:

Germany uses euros. Today 1 euro = 1.21 dollars.

How much does a bottle of water cost?:

One of my biggest pet peeves about Germany is that you have to pay for water when you go to a restaurant. It normally costs around 2.50 euros for a small bottle, which I think is absurd!

What was the best meal this week?:

One of my roommates is Italian, and we made pizza from scratch. SO good! We did a pizza margarita because I'm vegetarian, so just tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil on top.

What music did I listen to this week?:

Since moving to Saarbrücken, my taste in music has widened a lot. I love listening to Spanish, French, Italian and German music! We also have a radio in our kitchen, which normally plays American top hits as well.

What activity was the most fun this week?:

My roommates and I have begun getting crafty because of the coronavirus regulations. We have been working with clay, doing some painting and even attempting to do macrame.