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T+5091 hours: Term paper graded!

The bad news first: It took me almost a month to write this post. The good news: my paper has been graded and I have a grade of 13 (out of 15), which translates into an A- (or 1- in the German system)! 😀

I’m actually quite happy with it, considering most of my ‘mistakes’ were not directly related to the topic itself but because of formatting and some left out things (some quotations or explanations). I had 13 points in the written part and 14 points in the oral examination that follows the correction. It’s used to make sure one really wrote the report all by oneself. If you’d like to see it, you can download the PDF here (248 KB). I will update it as I remove or rework whatever was criticised.

So… yes, quite happy right now. 🙂

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T+69 hours: Windhoek

Yesterday as well as today I was able to go into town a bit. I was told a lot about the city, but also how to behave. If you look like a tourist, act like a tourist and think like a tourist, you may not be really safe, especially in less crowded areas.

Everything went nice, though. The people here in Windhoek are very nice, a lot of them seem to be smiling all the time. As I had suspected, the traffic here is quite different from Germany, though. Rules don’t seem to be enforced (in fact, there hardly seems to be police on the streets) and driving on the left side of the road is something I’ll still have to get used to.

Today, I ate at Ocean Basket, a very nice restaurant with very tasty and affordable meals, sent a few postcards to Germany and, since I had plenty of time back at Bwanapolis and figured it was something useful, I translated the English Wikipedia article about the Cheetah Conservation Fund and, after a few enhancements, created the German version. I hope I’ll be able to show it to someone at CCF who speaks German so they can look it over.

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