Monthly Archives: February 2011

Days Eighteen – Twenty-Three: Naschtmarkt Doesn’t Sell Rotisserie Moose

Since orientation has ended and I pulled myself back out of the grave, my week has been nothing but banal. I’ve been on holidays since December 14th, and I’m starting to get antsy for real classes to begin. My German … Continue reading

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Days Twelve – Sixteen: Bubonic’d!

So far, my experience with learning German has been not unlike attempting to drive the Arc de Triomphe in France blindfolded in a manual Hummer. Not only am I completely out of my element (my foreign language default is French, … Continue reading

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Day Eleven: Where’s Ashton Kutcher?

They say life is like a box of chocolates, you never know when someone’s going to drop off your lost credit card in your mailbox. I feel like I’ve been Punk’d. Fate’s got a sense of humour, and if you’re … Continue reading

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Day Ten: Red Pepper Bread Gypsies Upstroke

I don’t suppose I could ever understand how people studied and travelled abroad before the invention of the Internet. Since I have finally gotten it in my room, an entire world of freedom and independence has opened for me. Without … Continue reading

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Day Eight: Party Like It’s Neunzehnneunundneunzig

The student life is meant to be run on simply fumes, but after a month and a half long break between my two semesters, it was certainly a jarring experience to hear my alarm buzzing only three hours after I … Continue reading

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Day Seven: The Quest for a 24 Hour Seamstress

I went to the bar for the first time tonight in Vienna. Drinks were cheap and the music was pounding. I ordered myself a gin and tonic and found myself holding a pina colada. I’m not quite sure how that … Continue reading

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Day Six: I Thee Wed, Sacher Torte

Despite my mangled German vocabulary, I have certainly tried my hardest to blend in with the Viennese. So you can imagine how broken hearted I was when I heard a group of elderly women at the Sacher Hotel call my … Continue reading

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