A Piece of Japan in Vienna

 
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Spring has finally arrived in Vienna and I couldn’t be happier! I had a day of Uni and decided to visit the Setagayapark, which is a Japanese garden designed by Ken Nakajima and is located at the 19th district of Vienna. I wanted to go there for a long time, but somehow I completely forgot about it over the last year. I didn’t really expected anything and was beyond amazed about the beauty of this little garden. It instantly throw me back to my summer in Japan. Over the last week, I had a few people asking me via social media about my internship and experience in Tokyo and while writing them long, passionated messages, I found myself missing the country a lot and dreaming about another trip in the near future.

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The Cherryblossom season in Vienna is honestly outstanding! There are little beauties everywhere and you can see people literally go photo hunting with a big smile on their faces (I’m by no means an exception). The huge tree at the Setagayapark is my new favourite tho.

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After taking quite a few photos, I sat down on a bench and read my book. At the moment, I’m reading Murakamis Wind up Bird Chronicle. I fell in love with Murakamis work when I read Kafka on the ShoreΒ last summer, so I made it my mission to read my way through all his books. Sitting there in the sun, listening to the children playing in the background and for once not thinking about anything Uni related was super refreshing and much needed. This semester at Medical school is actually pretty relaxed, but everything around it such as Clerkships, my upcoming semester abroad, a few exams, USMLE, future plans and my Diploma thesis is really playing with my mind recently, so as for right now, I try to chill out a bit.

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I’ll definitely visit this park more often in the future. It’s funny how little things like that can have such a big impact on your mood and mind state. Going for a walk or exploring a new area often changes my whole perspective of things and is a huge way for me to clear out my mind and confront my worries!

Hope you have a good week so far! What have you guys been up to today?

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