Posts by tsolee

Reflections

i. dealing with . . . ? Commute. Homework. Balancing school life with sightseeing. Grocery shopping, for the long haul. Budgeting between life conveniences and souvenirs. The Wiener dialect (and having interactions that prompt no one into switching to English). Knowing the railway system when my phone is dead and I’m alone. Finding the best […]

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30 juli: Schläfchen

Schläfchen: nap We have had a number of Schläfchen since our arrival in Switzerland. Alena, Johnatan, Nick, Shawn, Patrick, and I piled into a single train compartment for the twelve hour overnight train ride from Vienna to Sargons, Switzerland. We left at 9PM with a scheduled arrival of 9AM – but I promise we only […]

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29 juli: Abschied

Abschied: farewell Today was my farewell to Vienna. As glad as I am to get home (and for my short stay in Switzerland!) I am desperately sad to see the city go. I’ll miss constantly hearing German around me, and the ease with which German flows from me. I’ll miss wonderful bread and perfect coffee […]

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28 juli: das Lampenfieber

Lampenfieber: stage fright At my last poetry slam class, my professor asked the scant attendees if they would like to perform their work before an audience. Only two of us had poems written and practiced enough to perform, so the questions were directly mainly at myself and a boy from London called James. James’s poem […]

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27 juli: zufällig

zufällig: random, fortuitous Today’s word is of a zufälliges occurrence our group had that wound up being one of our (my?) best memories. After having such a great time at swing dance, we (Johnatan, Rebeka, Sara, Shawn, Arnie, Nick, Lucas, Anthony, and I) decided to take the evening and go salsa dancing, which Lucas had […]

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36 Hours – Vienna, Austria

36 Hours in Vienna, Austria For the young adult traveler   Friday 11AM – Ninth District We begin our journey with an early lunch in the ninth district at Cafe Planquadrat. This cafe, located conveniently close to the University of Vienna, has – in my opinion – the best schnitzel in Vienna (and I tried […]

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Personal Exploration III: Hotel Sacher

Philharmoniker Str. 4, 1010 Wien Hotel Sacher is on a street corner in the first district. The area is inundated with tourists, of which I was one. I arrived at Hotel Sacher by the U-Bahn. I got off at Karlsplatz then got a little bit lost walking towards the hotel, but in all honesty I just […]

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Personal Exploration II: Zeiss Planetarium Wien

Oswald-Thomas-Platz 1, 1020 Wien I went to the Zeiss Planetarium Wien on July 26th while much of the rest of our group went to the Ruder Club. It was a fairly easy trip – the planetarium is on the edge of the Prater, so I just took the five directly to the Praterstern, then walked […]

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Personal Exploration I: Crime Runners: Das Live Action Adventure

Crime Runners: Das Live Action Adventure is an “Escape the Room” style puzzle room venue on Maria Theresian Straße, very nearly across the street from the University of Vienna. In such a venue, a team of players is locked into a typically themed room and must solve a series of puzzles to find an escape. […]

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26 juli: “mein Vater erklärt mir jeden Samstag unseren Nachthimmel”

“Mein Vater erklärt mir jeden Samstag unseren Nachthimmel”: “my father explains our night sky to me every Saturday” OR “my very educated mother just served us noodles (nine pizzas)” Today I went to the planetarium at last! I’ve walked past it several times now, but was always hurrying to join the group or head to […]

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