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Travel Blog: Sebastian Celis Visits Vienna

It's hard to believe that the fall semester is only a MONTH away! While summer draws to a close, some dental students are making the most out of their free time. Sebastian Celis, one of District 2's Diversity and Inclusion chairs visited Vienna, Austria and here's what he had to say about it!

What brings you to this country? I conducted research at the Medical University of Vienna’s dental school.

What is your favorite part/memory? Getting away from the craziness that is New York City and dental school for a few weeks! Vienna is known for its cafes and relaxing atmosphere, so I think I’ll be pumped and re-energized once August rolls around.

Specific recommendations: foods, drinks, sight seeing locations? Check out all of the local cafes and pastries; those are Vienna’s biggest selling points. Each summer they have a Film Festival, which offers amazing food and drinks too! If you’re into more adventure, Prater is their carnival fairground and has some wild rides. If you’re spending a few days in Vienna, I would recommend taking a day bus trip to Hallstatt. It is insanely scenic and romantic, even on the rainiest of days.

Any tips for someone traveling there? It’s not cheap, so be sure to have a budget in mind! You can take a 10€ bus ride to Budapest, which is very close by and very cheap! There are many museums and they’re all worth a look if that’s your thing; Vienna houses the famous painting by Klimt titled The Kiss. I’d say if you’re doing more than 1 city in Europe,  spending 3-4 days in Vienna should be enough to take it all in!


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