Armed with degrees in German and English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, zero teaching experience, and more often than not, a döner, I’m spending the year teaching English in Bingen am Rhein, Germany, home of Winzerfest, the longest wine festival on the Rhine, and of the Maeuseturm, where the Bishop of Mainz was allegedly gnawed to death by mice in 974 for being a greedy SOB. Charming.
I’m stationed at the Berufsbildende Schule Bingen am Rhein (the BBS, for all our sakes), a vocational school where I’m an English teaching assistant, offering my knowledge of baseball, bluegrass, and 4th of July traditions to 16 to older-than-me-year-olds.
The image above is cropped from a postcard of Bingen am Rhein, ca. 1907-15.
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