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Arrival in Vienna, Austria

Arrival in Vienna, Austria

by Nicholas F. Austria, not to be confused with Australia, is a small country in Europe that’s called home by roughly 8 million people and, now, after months of waiting, I can include myself in that count. In this blog entry, there’s a lot I could talk about. So to keep this from becoming a […]

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Backpacking through Europe

Backpacking through Europe

I have definitely been lucky in my experiences so far during study abroad. I have had an amazing time with so many wonderful people I have met along the way. However, the greatest experience I have had thus far would be a three and a half week backpacking trip throughout Europe. I went to so […]

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The cleanest place I’ve ever been

Filed in Austria, Blog, Germany, United Kingdom by on May 1, 2014
The cleanest place I’ve ever been

While in Bavaria, I also got to spend some time in the Alps, which were indeed the cleanest place I’ve ever been (but not in the sterile way, the natural way): first, a┬ápilgrimage to the fairytale-esque castle Neuschwanstein, which was built in the 19th century by the extravagant King Ludwig II. The Alps are so […]

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Budapest and Vienna

Filed in Austria, Blog, Hungary by on January 13, 2014
Budapest and Vienna

When I first arrived in Europe at the end of December, I had no idea what to expect from the next two weeks of studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria. I had no way of knowing all of the beautiful sights I would see or people I would meet. Whether I spent my […]

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Austria in 24 hours

Filed in Austria, Blog, Germany, Norway by on March 30, 2011
Austria in 24 hours

I’m not really the power-tour type of traveler. I prefer to spend enough time somewhere to see not just the famous facade, but the view from the top, from the bottom, from the back door and from the inside out. (Incidentally, spending a semester abroad is a great way to do this.) Still, sometimes you […]

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