Alpine Adventures: Kitzbühel & Zell am See

After assuming the whole of February would be taken up by my C1 German course, I hadn’t really made any plans to do anything else, yet after finding out it had been cancelled due to lack of participants, I knew that I had to get out of Graz and explore somewhere else for a few days! A fellow Lancastrian Helen (find her year abroad blog here – is currently working as a language assistant in Kitzbühel, so I decided I would pop along and see a little of what western Austria had to offer!

Also Griaß di’ zusammen! Don your Lederhosen and hop on your skis – Wilkommen in Tirol.


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Snowy Season Ramblings!

Good evening dear readers, fellow year abroaders and those who have curiously stumbled upon my travelers tales.

Well January certainly flew by! Quite like the rest of the time has since being here! Yet it was a pretty hectic month; settling back into Austrian life and oh just the small matter of 5 exams within the space of about a week. Which let’s be honest didn’t really go as planned. One exam I turned up for expecting a written exam and then found out it was a speaking exam, one I turned up for a day late, and one I’m not entirely sure I knew the right answer for any question at all. The conclusion I have come to is that exams and I are often not a particularly great mix, yet I gave it my best shot! Which I’ve learnt is just about all you can do as a bemused Erasmus student!

Though I guess it wasn’t all so tragic; my B2.2 German course that I took in the semester was finished off with a written and oral exam, and in the end I passed, so I will be continuing to a C1 intensive course for the rest of this month..wish me luck! (So much for a pre-summer semester break!).

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