So this past week was the best weekend that I have had during my entire stay in Austria so far: I went to go get my student Visa. To get it, we had to go to Ljubljana, to the closest Austrian Embassy. However, the process takes a whole day to complete, so to wait out the process we traveled to Trieste, Italy! The city of Trieste is right on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and our hostel was right by the castle and right on the coast. I had a beautiful view of the water, and I could have stared at it all day. Smelling the water, witnessing how cle
ar it was, and how sunny the day was, was absolutely an amazing sensation. If anyone ever gets the chance to go to see the sea, anywhere in Europe, I highly highly recommend it.
However, as great as Italy was, I need to talk about my experiences in Graz. School has started, and the signs of Spring have started to blossom. Flowers are blooming, restaurants are setting up their tables outside, and the sunsets over the Clock Tower are truly the greatest. The people are some of the nicest I’ve ever met, and now I’ve reached the point where people will naturally begin talking with me in German, which is a huge ego booster. I have also discovered the wonderful delight of a krapfen. They are special pastries with warm marmalade (Peach or Apricot) in the center.
I know I’ve said it in my past blogs, and I’ll probably say it in all my future blogs, but Graz is a
beautiful city. I see new sights, smell new smells, and meet new people every day. I am so thankful for this opportunity, and so thankful towards my German teacher, Frau Haulmark, back home for giving me the courage to do this.
Well, until next time!