And sometimes, there is what we call the weekend. But when the weekend begins, the streets of Coimbra are still there. When the sun has gone, they city does not sleeps. Especially on Thursday. This seems the day where all of the student’s are going out. And I? I am exploring the city in the night, here are some expressions about it.
If you are planning to go to Coimbra I would suggest that you begin your journey on Wednesday and stay over the weekend. You can begin to explore the city and after all, you can join the nightlife. I am still watching and exploring how this would be for the next few weeks.
Well the sun has discovered that I am in Portugal and until Monday it is really nice her. It is perfect, when you wake up and the sun is coming out, well that sounds like living. The other things are also going well. Yes we have some things to discuss about our project, but I look forward that we can solve the problems. Sometimes we had some really hot discussions, but that is how lifes goes on. In this week I was able to run for the first time in Portugal. It is really difficult, because I have to run up and down and up and down.. and as my FITBIT says I am doing more than 100 floors the day. So here are some pictures and impression about Coimbra.
Well it is going well in Portugal, the first steps have been made and it is time to think about what is happening the next few days. First of all, it was a wonderful weekend with my first run arround the Mondego river. Well it was really cool, as you know Coimbra is covered by over a few hundreds of steps so it is really fascinating to climb then on over the days. I have classes twice a week and I am awaiting the warmer weather to learn in to pure nature. Well maybe there is another ding, I want to feel the sun as soon as possible. It is true that the weather here is warmer, but not so much as suspected As I told you before, when you come to Portugal in Feb, be prepared for really cold winds. Well after the class I always go to the Cantina, this is one of my favorite thing. Because it reminds me of my military service. Standing in a line, and awaiting your meal. But to say it clear it was a always a great event to get some of the famous “Gulaschsuppe”. To be honest, what I eat here is not really definable. But it is a soup, with a meal and hey, you get bread also. And this to a price about 2,30€. And if you see the “Warteschlange” you can image that some of my colleagues likes it to.
Btw. it seem it is always wednesday… well good night and good luck
When you have finished you things at the university and you want to have some fun. Then search for some suitable internet hotspots. I tried it today with the University network. And I was on my search for some nice portals. When you play ingress you know what I mean. I think Coimbra is the only university where you can check so many beautiful hotspots. Well that is the advantage when you life in a town where the university is already known as European heritage. When I think about it, it sounds a little bid weird, an Austrian explore the old university of Coimbra. But well, why not.. as I told you before why not Coimbra.
After a lunch I went back to the library and coded a few things, not really good but the first step was made to bring our project on track. But I will tell you more If I we have finalized some things. First step is always to have a plan, then we can think about it J
Yesterday I posted a picture about a crow. So how could we preserve and develop new things in our life. I found a video, better to say I remember a video of Patty Smith, “People have the power”. And when you read her lyrics you will know what I mean.
Remember, we have the power 🙂
Good night and good luck
My dear friends it is time to go to COIMBRA. But what is COIMBRA. Well this is a university in Porutgal one of the partner universities of the EUROMACHS program. Since last week me and a few other, 6 in sum are here to attend some interesting courses. First of all there is this course about the Portuguese language thing. It sounds really funny, but well I am learning Portuguese. The other courses are Game developing, Project Management and Programming. With this bundle of skills we will be able to do many things in the sector of digital long time preservation and with a special focus on culture.
So what is Coimbra? Here is picture on a rainy day. And take this as a note for trips. When you come to Portugal in Feb don`t think you can leave your warm winter jacket at home. It is true that the Portuguese people like the summer. But they are ready for the unexpected which means rain and 10 degrees in February. Yes for us Austrians this should not be a problem, but when you are wrong dressed the project you plan will never be a success. As Roxette said it in one of their songs “Dressed for success” there is always a need for the right clothes for the right time. And well here it is. Coimbra , world heritage and my home for the next months.