Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I've been here 5 days, my bad!

Today is definitely the second day of my German Intensive Course and also I have been here a solid business week. I do not plan on spending half of my time living a life in Österreich (Austria) and the other half updating everyone about it! But then again sorry for not getting on this sooner.

Some info.

1. Everything is cooler in Europe.
2. The Alps are so gorgeous that photos cannot represent their beauty.
3. The semester does not start until March. I am actually in a German course currently though.  I have my German Intensive from 9am - 12:30, M-F, and Tuesday/Thursday I continue  it until 3pm.
4. Angelina Stancampiano (from Oklahoma City University also) is here with me and has helped my adjustment beyond belief.
5. I personally am having a hard time adjusting to the food.
6. There are basically no overweight people here (I attribute this to their food and public transportation).

<<<Keeping it super awkward really early in the morning. It's about a 30 minute walk/10 minute bus ride to the University.
Angelina and I walk it together though to avoid missing the bus and to help with our figures. ;)

All of the exciting things (there are some terribly awful things too) that have happened will have to be undocumented by myself. I will say that good-bye's are the hardest and travelling alone in a place you do not know the language with 3 suitcases can be near deadly. Thank God for bungee cords. Oh, always carry some kind of blunt object to ward off creepers and granola bars to keep hunger at bay.

Auf Wiedersehen!


  1. I will be the first to comment. Nice awkward picture. Best to get those out of the way first. I am glad you are doing this and will shamelessly plug you if you want me to. Love, love, and more love.

  2. You can promote if you want! It's really just for anyone who may be interested. Even if that is just you and me. :) Love ya. xo

  3. I am still wondering what is so different about their food? (of course the fat girl worries about the food!)

  4. Shush! I'm so worried about the food. Well no peanut butter/oat meal/granola so far and everything is way less delicious I think. Personally. Like the cereals are all bland. There is no ranch. Seriously. (That I have yet to find.) The pepperoni pizza is real salami. The salads they serve are all this really tangy balsamic dressing. I've had a lot of dry sandwiches, plus their bread is like real bread.. no american white soft bread anywhere. You really have to gnaw at it. The soft drinks from the fountains are generally really carbonated with less flavor. The water is mineral if you don't order correctly. I could go on! I would kill for a mcdouble. ;)

  5. Awww, you poor baby! I guess I know what's coming in your first care package. Love you! Miss you!!