End of Day 4
Trip Start Jan 09, 2007
31Trip End May 11, 2007
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My flight was long, as was expected. It was fun talking in German half the time to the stewards and stewardesses. I ended up managing to get a vegetarian dinner, which I was concerned wouldn't happen. No meat in Vienna... that'll be fun, but so far it hasn't been hard. One of my bags ended up on the wrong plane, so I told the airline to deliver it to the university, and I was quite worried about it until I finally picked it up the next day.
After an initial bout of homesickness, I've enjoyed hanging out with the other five students studying abroad from St. Louis, my RA, and some other Webster-Vienna students living in the same student housing. This is a fantastic city, and there is a limitless amount of things to do and see - plus easy access to other cities across the continent. We had a little orientation yesterday, and classes start up Monday. I'm finally truly excited to be here and take advantage of everything here.
To close, a strange story: This morning, a bunch of us were meeting to go downtown to take a short tourbus ride. Before I left my room, I opened the window to check the weather, and it was pleasant enough, so I grabbed my lighter jacket. By the time I stepped outside, it was rainy, windy, grey, and much colder. It only rained harder, and while walking between two of the buildings I suddenly heard I loud crash and some sort of wooden concoction fell from the sky and smashed down right in front of me. Part of it hit me in the leg, which rather hurt. I went back to my room to look at the wound, and it's not too bad. I put on my warmer jacket, but by the time we got on the S-Bahn to get downtown, the weather was back to normal. It was weird.
The end for now.