Hi! I'm Allison and I'm an American
Trip Start Jan 08, 2008
12Trip End May 17, 2008
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I did go to Salzburg last weekend which was amazing, but words cannot express the splendor of this city. Of course I hummed "The Hills are alive with the Sound of Music" all weekend, (They filmed Sound of Music in Salzburg) but there
It was my first unguided trip to a city, so I became the quintessential tourist with camera in
Kosovo's independence has been a major topic in my classes because it severely affects Austria's neighboring countries. Many people are very unhappy in
When I am in America, I have several characteristics by which I define myself: my name is Allison, I'm a college student, I play piano, and I have 6 nieces and nephews that I love. The second I moved to Austria, the order of these characteristics shifted. I became Allison-an American, a college student, a pianist, and an Aunt. When the riots and rallies turned to burning American flags, it became painfully clear that my nationality defined who I was here whether I liked it or not.
I've noticed that it's in vogue for study abroad students to take the side of their host country and continent. Several Americans decide that they disapprove of the way the US does things and would prefer the
The Serbian rally in Salzburg ended peacefully (or so I read) but it was frightening to know that I stumbled upon a group of people that didn't like me because of my nationality and which countries my nation supported. I hope I don't encounter any more rallies and I hope that "the Hills are Alive with the Sound
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