By: Harum Nadeem, Rachel Li, Wesley Cheung, Ruby Gong, Kurtis Young
Today was the last day in Europe for the study tour. We were suppose to have free time in the morning until 12:30pm but we found out that the bus to the Rhein river was scheduled for 10:00am instead. Needless to say, some of us didn’t make it due to the short notice. We drove for an hour and a half through a very scenic route to a town called Rudesheim and arrived an hour earlier than planned. We explored the town and ate lunch before the boat tour of the Rhein. At 2:00pm, we boarded the boat at Rudesheim and went on our way. The Rhein River was beautiful to say the least. The tour lasted around two hours, including more than seven stops where they kept picking up more passengers. There wasn’t really much to do during the ride except for site seeing and drinking beverages. A lot of the students gathered around and chatted during the ride. We got off the boat at St. Goars-Hausen. It was a very relaxing afternoon.
After the boat ride, we headed back to the hotel. It was a fairly short bus ride back, leaving us with some free time before our last group supper at 6:30pm. We had supper at Weindorf, which was right beside the Rhein River. Unfortunately, during supper, we had to say goodbye to a couple of students traveling after the study tour who had to catch a train to Prague, Czech Republic. After supper, some chose to walk along the Rhein River while others went to get ice cream. After that, most of us opted to get some rest in preparation for the long day ahead.