This is my first blog post in a while! I guess I’ve just been too busy living life in a beautiful city…
A couple weeks ago, my mom came to Europe and we spent the weekend in Kraków. Our hotel was conveniently located right by the Old Town Square, which is BEAUTIFUL. It’s filled with cafes and shops and horse drawn carriages and people selling flowers. It’s so much fun just to walk the square and people watch. Also, the city so OLD. The Town Square is literally still configured the way it was in the medieval period. It’s wild. Also the church has some guy that bugles out the window every hour which is fun.
We also visited Auschwitz and Auschwitz II Birkenau. It was a necessary visit, even though it really was difficult. There were so many emotions and thoughts that were running through my body as I stood in the middle of the concentration camps. But I can’t put them into words, nor do I want to. It’s something you just have to experience.
But ANYWAYS… life in Vienna!!! It’s amazing!!! I’m taking classes that I enjoy, and I’m singing a whole lot. We had the first concert for my Performance Workshop course, which was exciting! A lot of the music students played chamber music and sang German lieder or Italian arias. It’s fun just to experience the talent of my peers.
I also teach babies… well not so much teach as hang out with. They’re my new best friends, and we don’t even speak the same language. It’s the best internship in the world, honestly. I come in on Mondays and Wednesdays, which are their “English” days. Most of them know what I’m saying to them, but aren’t developed enough to know how to respond in English. Some of them like to impress me though by counting how many fruits are on their plate in English! “ONE… TWO… THREE… VIER… FÜNF…SECHS …” is usually how it ends up. But I appreciate the effort. I went on a so-called field trip with them the other day. It was in an indoor playground. With bouncy houses and slides and ball pits. It was the best day of my life.