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back @ uni...

or the feeling as a sledgehammer would hit your head

one week back at the university...and one week of horror, scare and stress. The dean thought it would give us the kicks to have 10 hour days all week long, having as many classes as possible, being assingned for as many projects as possible...yes, the landing back at uni was rather hard.

but some good news, I got my hair cut and got many compliments...that made my day (at least one good day of the week).

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so, back to learing...as I wouldn't have more interesting things to do on a Saturday afternoon....

Posted by aleah 05:28 Archived in Switzerland Tagged armchair_travel Comments (0)

myself being more knowledgable....

...and understanding the need of a glove while playing golf

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One thing being a student is great. I can try out all those sports I would otherwise never get the chance to, or never even think about. Like this I tried out rowing, and I actually got asked to participate in the womens racing team, because apparently my thighs are "perfect" for rowing. What a compliment!!

Last week I tried out golf, which I thought was for elderly rich, or young spoiled brats...and that it is NO sport at all...

How wrong I was...after a couple hours hitting the golf ball, the first blisters started to show up...and normally don't get blisters on my hands easily (know that from years of horsback riding and now rowing)

The next morning,my back was sore, as well as my hands and somewhere just below my elbow. And our golf instructer didn't have any mercy, we had to contiune playing until 5 o'clock on Sunday afternoon...

I've changed my mind (is not the first time, and won't be the last time) about golf being a sissy sport...

Posted by aleah 02:17 Archived in Germany Tagged seniors Comments (0)

me being in hell and back

the biggest cave system in Europe

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Being an intern on the executive floor is not always fun...but it has its good sides as well. I was allowed to represent the company for a weekend. A seminar hotel has invited me and a companion to have a look around and do the complete program, which normally would cost a fortune. A perfect dinner on the "Fronalpstock" with gallons of wine included. On Sunday we did a tour to the biggest cave system in Europe. It is called "Höllloch" which translates to "Hell hole". After 5 minutes the first woman started to cry in the darkess, which I found hilarous...why even bother going to a cave if you know that you are claustrophobic???
anyway I still had a great time and got really dirty and wet, because we had to crawl some parts.
There is a picture of me before the tour started, I don't want to put one in from me after the crawling, getting dirty, sweaty part...I doesn't suit me very well...
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Posted by aleah 12:40 Archived in Switzerland Tagged business_travel Comments (0)

the problem with keeping the blog up to date...

...while there is so much going on

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It has been a rough two weeks...and I'm glad this weekend looks like its going to be calm!

2 weeks ago I went with work to see the famous oil cracker (apparently there are only 4 in Europe). But please don't ask me what an oil cracker is...
I got those awesome 1st class railpasses from work, which allowed me to travel up to Zermatt to have a first look at the famous Matterhorn. But Matterhorn was really good in hiding itself for 2 days...So I left Zermatt without seeing it in its full beauty

Then on Tuesday last week I invited some friends over for dinner, and I thought the white wine would be largely enough for a nice dinner...but when we finished the bottles I bought, we got really desperate and we rushed to the "off-licence" before 10 to get more booze...and we were so afraid that it wouldn't suffice be boughte way to much...but worst part of it all was that we managed to finish it, and we decided would all go to Paris for the weekend.

So then the weekend in Paris...was not what I've expected. Maybe still tired of the journey and the the rough Tuesday, I was a bit disapointed about the nightlife in Paris. I've expected to find at least a bar/pub/club where we could hang out and have a good time with some openminded people...but far away from that, we only met guys hitting on us in a really cheap way...but apart from that it's a really nice city! (But I still don't think I will be going there again in the near future...)

update on the funny life of an ordinary person...

Posted by aleah 05:06 Archived in Switzerland Tagged train_travel Comments (0)

a person who does not faint when seeing blood....

...and does know it now for sure!!

all seasons in one day 25 °C

If you can pack everything in one evening...then it was the evening I've "survived" 3 weeks ago in Zürich. It ended in the hospital....

but first thing first...

I went with a couple friends to Zürich for a BBQ. Everything was fine, we met some nice guys in the park (only about 8 years younger than us), had a couple beers...and some more...

at 4 p.m. there was just us (6 girls in mid-twenties) and about 10 young guys from Arabic-background left. The atmosphere became more and more agressiv...so we thought we are on the safe side and leave...

after another stop at the 24/7 gas station some of us decided it would be nice to swim in the lake...and there it happend, one of my friend cut her foot...all the way accross her sole, there was blood everywhere, and some of us were so drunk not even seeing how serious that was...anyway we managed to carrie her to the street to fetch a taxi (the cut was deep but not life-threatening). But the taxi driver refused to take her because his seats could become dirty!! So we had to call the ambulance, which showed up 10 minutes later...

I'm wondering what they thought of us...

But one thing has to be mentioned, I reacted very well, and did not have any problem with the blood, this is something important to know, isnt't it...

It might be a bit a disappointing report for those who expected more...but believe me, there was more, which I did not dare to write down!!! ;-)

Posted by aleah 07:14 Archived in Switzerland Tagged events Comments (0)

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