First term is over

25 12 2008

Finally made it… on Friday Dec. 19th at around 20.00 hrs I mailed the last piece of work for this first term to our strategy professor and that was that. Roughly three hours earlier I took the pictures below on a short shopping excursion around town center.

X-Mas in town 1

X-Mas in town 1

What followed was a very nice farewell dinner, packing stuff and a trip to Vienna the next day.

I had also managed to upload the pictures into a draft version of this post, but having filled up the following days in Austria so much with meeting friends, preparing for christmas through last-minute shopping and travelling on to my parents it is only now, six days later that I manage to write a few comprehensible words.

X-Mas in town 2

X-Mas in town 2

All in all this was an intense period of time, passing by in what seemed to be just an instant yet filled with so many new impressions that usually a year does not contain.

Just wanted to say Thank You to everyone who has been part of this!

And looking at the pictures again now, do I miss Bologna? Yes, I think I do – even though it feels very good to reconnect with my roots…!

X-Mas in town 3

X-Mas in town 3





Geniale Momente der TV Geschichte

14 12 2008

Zwischendurch, ohne besonderen Kontext, etwas zum Lachen:

Otto Waalkes vs. Ingrid Thurnher (ZIB2)

Giovanni Trappatoni vs. Strunz & Co.

Viel Spaß!!!!





Pre-Christmas

13 12 2008

Life has been quite crazy the last days. Except for my little escape to Venice there was not much else than team works and preparing for exams – we have four next week, one everyday from Monday to Thursday.

Christmas feeling !?

Christmas feeling !?

So strangely enough in my year off work the Adventszeit is even less relaxed than the years before – there was no time to get into a Bologna pre-christmas lifestyle. If there is such a thing. While Austria gets snowed under and Rome gets flooded, here we are facing constant light-to-medium rain for days and days and days…

Somehow the people in the house next door have created the right scenery for all this – a red chain of lights draped over a hanger for coats or other clothes standing in a tiled enclosed backyard.

Now it’s saturday, 10.30 p.m. and everyone I asked to gor for a beer is working on some presentations…





Venezia…

9 12 2008

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.
(Arthur Symons, English poet)

Broken...

Broken...

Check my picture gallery for more…. click here + enjoy!





Due torri goes aquatic

7 12 2008

Tomorrow I will take a day off and go to Venice, that has been hit by a major “acqua alta” last week. (Click and watch some amazing pictures, one of them below. Oana: thanks for the link!!)

Acqua alta

Acqua alta

Weatherforecast is excellent, also the high water forecast is ok, so I hope my feet will stay dry!





Blueberry statt Blackberry!

4 12 2008

Gastronomische Sensation in Linz!! Lange erwartet, endlich eröffnet: Nun hat Linz ein Top Atelier{Cafe} !

Blueberry!

Blueberry!

Unbedingt hinschauen, wenn in der Nähe – und in Linz ist man ja, weil nicht so groß, praktisch immer in der Nähe…! (Click me!!!)





MBA party community

4 12 2008

Just a short post that was somehow overdue. The question I get asked a lot is: so how is partying??
(Underlying assumption: if you are a student, you must be partying the nights away like crazy!)

La Scuderia 1

La Scuderia 1

Of course we do! Well not each and every night, but every once in a while…. especially if there are three birthdays within one week to celebrate!!

But to leave a little mystery on the essence of UniCredit MBA partying here, I have selected those artful pictures on which the flash would not go off. I leave further details with the imagination of my dear readers of this blog…   😉

La Scuderia 2

La Scuderia 2

Less secretive I am about the place where it all happened. La Scuderia in Bologna’s university epicentre.