On Saturday our Erasmus Buddies at the Academie organised a group trip to Graz for the day. We met outside of Westbahnhof Station at 8am to catch a 2 1/2 hour bus ride there. Arriving at 11, we were just in time for the Farmer's Market which had a huge array of veg, cheese and … Continue reading A day in Graz!
The Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts) was a recommendation from a friend because of the beautiful interior very similar to the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (my school while I'm here). I noticed as soon as I walked in that the ceilings were hand-painted with the same intricate alcove designs. As is the … Continue reading MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
So one thing that I have learned very quickly is that in Vienna nothing is done quickly! It is not like London here. Nothing is convenient or punctual. I have had to learn to take a more laid-back approach to things as well as telling myself to slow down when walking about the city. One … Continue reading Getting registered
The Erasmus Buddy Network is an organisation that sets up trips, evening classes and other social events for Erasmus students. Last night I attended the EBN Welcome Dinner which was held at Mozart's, a cute traditional-style restaurant near Westbahnhof with antlers hung on the walls and fur rugs on the benches. They served all of … Continue reading Dinner at Mozart’s
The MuseumsQuartier is a large courtyard made up of arts-related spaces. In the centre are the three main art galleries: The Leopold Museum, the Kunsthalle and MUMOK. There is also Zoom for kids and the Tansquartier which is a contemporary dance centre. http://www.mqw.at/en/institutions/ I chose to pay for a combined ticket to the Leopold and the … Continue reading MuseumsQuartier
In my room I have a small TV that's tuned into Austrian channels. Since the internet has not connected to my laptop yet, my only option is to watch TV shows that I can't understand. But I'm hoping that this will help me to learn German faster! I've found watching the kids programmes the easiest … Continue reading Kunsthistorisches Museum