In the summer of 2018, my mother had gone to Germany. This trip wasn’t a private trip but organised by the school. Of course! You must be wondering which school sends teachers away for a gala time. No school does that. As she was the in charge of the “Indo German exchange 2018” she was on duty with a group of ten students to Germany. She stayed there with a lovely and fun family. after 3 months, it was our turn to host the German in charge, Mr Wolfgang Poeschl.
Mr. Wolfgang Poeschl arrived with his student on the 27th of October in India. He was coming from Straubing a peaceful town in the South East Germany. My mother had told me that he was a great man.
At first, I thought that he would take time to adjust with the spicy Indian food, but when we ate lunch, I saw that he ate a whole big red chilli in one bite! I was really astonished. I found that Mr Wolfgang already was well aware of Indian environment, food and culture. I even noticed that he was not a person who just ate one kind of food but adapted with Indian food really quick. My mom was always so tensed that what would he eat but he always praised her food and never made a fuss. Mr Wolfgang was always ready to try something new, something Indian. This made my mom’s job even easier.
He is a really jovial, knowledgeable person and of course I grew fond of him. Even my grandmother liked him a lot. It was always a fun to be with him.
Mr Wolfgang taught me Chemistry, how to play cards, make pancakes, emperor’s dish and even how to bargain!
Time flew past like anything and my whole family enjoyed every moment with him, especially all dinners and going to CP via Metro. This Diwali was a special one for us as we celebrated it with Mr Poeschl.
The most fascinating thing about Mr Poeschl was that he knew about the Hindu Mythology much more than us. He loved our crowded places. Photography is his passion and his keen observation could be seen in amusing pictures clicked by him.
I hope he enjoyed his stay with us as much as we did. I would like to host him again whenever he comes to India.
Written by AMEYA B.