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Interning abroad in Vienna. College student at Rice. International Relations and German film nerd. Fan of traveling, politics, hiking, camping, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Russian literature.

I’ve never been so happy or peaceful as here in the Alps and Stubai valley. What a fantastic Easter holiday this has been.

lonequixote:

The Sunflower ~ Gustav Klimt

Reblogging because Vienna/Klimt and that will only be relevant to my life for 2 more weeks :(

lonequixote:

The Sunflower Gustav Klimt

Reblogging because Vienna/Klimt and that will only be relevant to my life for 2 more weeks :(

archiemcphee:

Last year we featured Christa and Volker Kraft’s incredibly awesome tradition of decorating a tree in their garden in Saalfeld, Germany with 10,000 Easter eggs.

The couple has been decorating their tree in this fashion for over 40 years now and, as you can see in the photos above, this year the Easter tree is looking more splendid than ever. 

Photos by Jens Meyer

[via Design You Trust]

German Easter trees!

(via thatswhywelovegermany)

I’m actually living in mountain paradise here until Monday.

I’m actually living in mountain paradise here until Monday.

eveningoutwithyourgirlfriend:

this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time

eveningoutwithyourgirlfriend:

this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time

(via weightlessdeparture)

allthingseurope:

Innsbruck, Austria (by efiske)

TOMORROW!!

allthingseurope:

Innsbruck, Austria (by efiske)

TOMORROW!!

findwanderlust:

Innsbruck, Austria

I’ll be here in 2 DAYS!!

findwanderlust:

Innsbruck, Austria

I’ll be here in 2 DAYS!!

(Source: Flickr / cescarshavin)

It’s that time again where the semester is winding down- I have just over 2 weeks left in Vienna. Pretty insane. Which makes me think even more about interning this summer, the seminar, and Rice next year. Of course I’m excited to go back. I miss everything from Fondren to coffee at Brochstein while writing a paper. But I really really don’t miss the culture of overachievement and who can win the most prestigious awards/all the research/internships.

I’m guilty of this myself. This summer I’m doing the Baker Institute program which is ridiculously competitive (applied and didn’t get in last year) and I’ll have done 3 internships through college including in Vienna. What I don’t want is for senior year to be another sophomore year where I felt that what I was doing in the summer etc. was basically what defined me. Senior year could just be a remake of that but instead “which grad school/fellowship did you get??” Being abroad is fantastic in that it removes this toxic environment of overcompetitiveness where I feel that I’m not good enough compared to most of Rice. I’d like to find a way to keep that from bothering me once I go back.

15 April 2014

There are officially dates on the Peace Corps volunteer openings calendar that are after my graduation and could be my departure months. Like July 2015 for example. Holy cow.