Hankering for dark bread
WHEN German exchange student Jana Graetschel returns home in a few weeks, one of the first things she will do is reach for some dark bread.
Since her arrival in Grafton in July, 17-year-old Jana has been surprised at some of the dietary habits of her Grafton High School peers ... particularly their liking for white bread and McDonald's.
"A lot of my friends at (Grafton High) school would have McDonald's at least three times a week," she said.
"In Germany most people would have it only once every three months."
And the food she misses most ? dark bread.
Jana comes from a 'small village' of about 5000 residents near Bonn and, for the first part of her stay, was quite homesick.
"It is tough when you don't know anyone, but the homesickness has passed since I started making friends.
"School here is totally different.
"At home we have to participate much more in class and teachers are controlling homework all the time.
"It is a much easier atmo- sphere here."