Midterm Adventures – Off-Campus Learn about

Final week marked the tip of midterms week right here in Vienna. As such, all of us loved an extended weekend once our remaining examination was once over. I deliberate a shuttle to Dublin and Stockholm with one in all my pals.


First, we landed in Dublin only a few hours after our remaining examination. Why waste any time, proper? Instantly, we discovered the Irish to be pleasant folks. We made two pals on the airport who helped us in finding our technique to our bus. Then, we took a scenic experience to our AirBnB simply outdoor the town middle. Professional tip: if it’s inside of the similar worth vary as a hostel, all the time make a choice an AirBnB. You revel in a lot more of the native tradition this fashion. We stayed in a local with loads of younger {couples} and children. On our technique to the bus prevent within the mornings, we noticed faculty children dressed of their uniforms strolling to university. That is slightly other from the United States, the place you infrequently see scholars in a uniform. Additionally, faculty begins a lot later. We for sure weren’t looking forward to the bus on the crack of crack of dawn.

After we arrived within the town middle, we indulged in probably the most scrumptious crepes for breakfast earlier than we met up with Yuki for a excursion of Trinity Faculty. Thanks, Yuki for appearing us round (and for the scholar cut price on the bookstall). After our excursion of Trinity, we took the Dart to Howth for a day of climbing at the coast. The elements was once sunny and heat and the flora had been simply starting to bloom. Take into account that, the hike was once breathtaking. We even noticed a dolphin who was once pleasant sufficient to squeak hi to us.

Beginning portion of our hike in Howth
Starting portion of our hike in Howth
The lighthouse - not too far from where we saw the dolphin
The lighthouse – no longer too a long way from the place we noticed the dolphin


Midway via our lengthy weekend, we traveled to Stockholm. Stockholm has 14 primary islands that it’s composed of. We stayed in Langholmen – a former prisoner’s island. If truth be told, the lodge we stayed at is the unique jail development of the island and the format stays staged as a jail. All the rooms are adorned as cells and each and every workforce member is dressed as a prisoner in striped clothes. No doubt, the format added to the ancient appeal of our keep.

Very similar to Dublin, Stockholm has numerous gluten unfastened meals. As all the time, that is thrilling and makes touring a lot more uncomplicated for me. Anywhere we went, I may just stroll into a cafe and virtually all the time order a gluten unfastened pizza or crepe. I realized a lot more concerning the tradition than I’ve on different journeys I’ve taken. Probably the most first actual issues I picked up on was once the idea that of fika. Each and every cafe or eating place I walked previous marketed the most efficient fika. Whilst there is not any actual English translation, fika is largely having espresso and a pastry with someone else. However, you’ll additionally deliver fika. For instance, many professors deliver fika to their scholars as a substitute of web hosting a lecture. They take a seat and feature espresso and discuss lifestyles. Naturally, I felt forced to have fika like an area. I loved fika at a fantastic cafe this is crammed ground to ceiling with floral decorations.

Cafe in Stockholm, Sweden where I enjoyed Fika
Cafe in Stockholm, Sweden the place I loved Fika
More photos of the cafe :)
Extra pictures of the cafe 🙂

And that’s a wrap. I’ll see you once more after my fika damage.


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