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Week in Vienna


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I had a busy week this week, teaching in a northern suburb of Vienna. The school was over half an hour away via public transport, so it meant early starts each morning but also views from the train of places outside of the centre which I hadn't been fully aware of before but would now like to stop at in the future, including the Donauinsel, the Danube Tower and the ferris wheel of the famous Prater amusement park.

Due to the course I was teaching, there wasn't a Show at the end of the week, but rather group presentations about companies they had 'created'. The ones from my presentation class were very good and I was proud of the groups for their great performance! Their form tutor and a couple of their other teachers came to watch, which was nice.

To my joy, we had a whiteboard in one of the two rooms I taught in - I much prefer whiteboards to blackboards; writing on a blackboard is slower and the chalk dust gets on my fingers and sleeves. (It might seem a strange, funny or insignificant thing to get excited about, but if you've ever written on both types of board, hopefully you'll see what I mean!)

Foodwise, generally I stuck to supermarket stuff as the budget option, but there were two meals out during the week; on Monday evening we went to a Chinese/Japanese restaurant which was a bit pricey so I went for one of the cheapest options - noodles with vegetables. For some traditional Austrian food to round the week off with on Friday lunchtime after class, we went to an old favourite, the Seven Stars brewery (7Stern Bräu). I had two of my favourite Austrian dishes; delicious meaty Austrian beef goulash with a massive dumpling in the middle as the main, with apple strudel for pudding.

Tomorrow I'll have time for a shortish excursion before I have to go to the airport, so I'm going to pay the gardens of Schloss Schönbrunn a visit. Can't wait!

Posted by 3Traveller 08:28 Archived in Austria Tagged vienna austria english_teaching austrian_cuisine

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