Just in case anyone missed it, or for new readers (hi!); I am currently in Switzerland for Erasmus (a European exchange program) and will be here till the end of January. I’d recount my past week but it just seems impossible to write down all the overwhelming expressions and awesome feelings of newness. I just want to say that my school is mind-blowingly cool, this country is gorgeous but I hate the (traditional) food and everything is painfully expensive. Nonetheless, I am seriously excited about being here. Maybe I’ll find it easier to write down some experiences later on when I’ve more time but for now I’ll leave it at that.
Oh and yeah: SWANS. Lunches with swans, bonding with swans, deep emotional bread-sharing conversations with swans.
Everyone’s fairly underwhelmed by the awesomeness of swans. I DON’T GET IT. I mean, the other day a Swiss guy told me someone in Zürich was once swimming in a lake with some swans when a swan nearby him stretched its wings, hit the man in the neck and the man DIED. True or not (I kinda highly doubt it), it shows the awesomeness of swans because they seem so elegant and kind while they’re entirely evil beasts. I mean, how can you not get excited about that and admire them from a safe distance?
I also got this wicked bag in a second hand store filled with Tirolean clothes, dirndles and lederhosen. Whoa, I want everything in that shop but, as said, everything is painfully expensive. I needed a bag to put my laptop in and more though so I found this thing, which is something I’ve been looking for for ages. Hooray!