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Peter Wirthumer

Peter Wirthumer

France, Uzbekistan, United States.. that's the list of places I lived abroad so far. And my blog keeps track of these experiences - enjoy!

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Living in NY as Fulbrighter

Living in NY as Fulbrighter

The purpose of this blog is to protocol my experiences of the places i live. You find articles about Nice (France), Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and now New York (US). It consists of daily reports, economics hints and various articles.
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Seit : 27/08/2010

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Being a tourist again - together with my visiting mother

Being a tourist again - together with my visiting mother

It was almost exactly 3 months after my arrival that I got my first visitor from home - my mother came for a few days. Next to doing touristical things, I shared with her the most important parts of my life (from the shared bedroom to burger @Howl at the moon - our The first must do-walk was to Times Square, where we say one of he most famous early
Christmas greetings I

Christmas greetings I

Hey everybody, the last weeks have been stressful with the end of the semester approaching here... sorry about that, but anyway... here are some christmas wishes (maybe I will find other nice places ^^) at Macy's (reminds me of the movie 'Polarexpress' Rockefeller Center
Thanksgiving in Nashville

Thanksgiving in Nashville

Time has come for one of the biggest american holidays: Thanksgiving For me known as a celebration of big turkey, family and cheer, I was lucky to get invited by a nice friend from University - Lindsay - to Nashville, Tennessee. Before the trip, I got informed what will await me: Big family, great dinner, relaxing day, a 5 miles run and many other
It never rains in .... Hawaii!!!!! (joke :P)

It never rains in .... Hawaii!!!!! (joke :P)

Yeah that's what I thought... I mean, just google pics for "Hawaii" and there is nothing anything close to rain coming up (as I scrolled my pictures, I discovered that I don't have any rain pictures... so maybe I just took almost none during rainy times or it was not as bad as I have it in my mind... but you know, I'm not afraid of rain...) Thursda
Vienna bricks goes Madison Square Garden!!!

Vienna bricks goes Madison Square Garden!!!

Saturday I wanted to take a study break until the afternoon - and it was a good timing as Women's Basketball took place at the gym of my university! That was.... well... it was Basketball, not so exciting! On the right you see our gym with a great Ram-logo together with the famous "F" on the floor - and a cheerleader performance! But what was great

Austrian apprenticeship - the tide has turned

Note: This article is quite different than from what you normally find on this blog. It is about an economic/social development which I deem interesting and I was inspired to write the following lines by an article in the Bloomberg-Businessweek " Are Austria's Apprentices an Endangered Species?" . Enjoy reading and looking forward to your comments!
Everything you wanted to know about Baseball

Everything you wanted to know about Baseball

it's cancelled if it starts drizzling a little bit. While my brother was here, we wanted to go for a Yankees game. I even bought a Yankees poncho for 7$ which was not at all practial... 2. What do you want to do if you're in the stadion without a game... well check out other attractions --> Museum. But nay, that closed as well despite 100ts of peop
Zombierun or... my first GoPro Video

Zombierun or... my first GoPro Video

It has been a while since my last post.... from the shores of Hawaii to the forests of New Jersey. Last weekend, I participated in one of these events where you may ask yourself... and you pay for that? Zombierun - run for your lives is kind of a mud run, combined with the thrill that other people are dressed and painted as zombies - really sweet.
Run to the end of the semester

Run to the end of the semester

Recently there have been kind of two runs... one was until the end of the semester - characterized by long studying hours, paper writing and little sleep at the other one, only two girls have been running, short Team Voiggel!!!!!! Two of my classmates went for a 15k run in central park, here you see a few impressions: the highly organized fan team.
Hiking in the Whites

Hiking in the Whites

"Stop looking for people you love, start doing things you love, and you will find people you love." some smart guy Not that I have been intensively looking for people I love, but thats what we as a group kind of figured out again over that weekend. I signed up for the meetup-group "Hudson Valley Hikers" (HVH) and over Memorial Day weekend, they org