Melk, Wine Tasting, and the past few days
Trip Start Sep 09, 2006
23Trip End Dec 23, 2006
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The famous monastery has been in existence from 1089, but the structure that we see today was built in the 1700's. During our guided tour we saw about 5 rooms where we could view the impressive architecture as well as artifacts from the long history of the monastery. After taking the tour, we went down on the other side of the Danube from Melk to have lunch. After that we went to an Austrian Vineyard about a half an hour's drive away and did a wine tasting session for about 2 hours
So that's basically what we did today. As a general overview to what I have been doing the past few days...I have been attending German class every day where my knowledge of the language is progressing slowly but surely. It is certainly not an easy language, but I will get there. Between the orientation programs and German class, we are busy most of the day and it is hard to get anything else done. I have been meeting a lot of people from around Europe still. It is great to be able to do this, because Babson is a very small school where you can't meet that many people. I met one girl from The Czech Republic last night who is going to help me with German. She knows English, Czech, German, French, and a little Italian! Most people from Europe, besides England, seem to know at least 3 languages.