Saturday 20 August 2016

My internship so far

I have now been an intern for a bit over a month and it has been great so far.
I am an intern at Visit Viborg aka the tourist information in Viborg, one of the oldest cities in denmark. I of course know a lot of Viborgs history by now, because they send me out to see all the cool stuff around town, so i'm not just sitting at my disk 24/7.

Until now i have been on VIborg Museum to see an exhibition about Olsen Banden and of course the history of Viborg. They have made some really cool cartoons that teels you the story of an German that got shot in the butt in Viborg in 1600s or something. And yes.. this is true and his skeleton is actually on show, though the bullet is nowhere to be found. But is pretty amusing. 
I have learned a great bit about the big fire in 1726 where the whole city burned down exept 3-4 houses that is actually still there in Sct. Mogens Gade. It actually very exciting.

When i'm in the office a lot of people call in to order a guide trip around Viborg or renting the tourist boat and i'm managing some of those trips. So i have been with one of our many guides around the city and got told a lot of history. Not as much as i wanted, because it was a 5. grade class she was showing around and they were 100% brats all the time, but i talked a bit with the guide while we were walking from place to place. 
The boat ride is a 1½ hour trip around the two lakes of Viborg. It was awesome weather the day me and the other intern went sailing so i actually got a little sunburned. The Captains are so nice all of them and they come up to the office from time to time. The same thing with the guides.

When i'm at the office i am doing a lot of different tasks. I help the visiters that comes around the office for information about Viborg and sometimes other places in Denmark. I do a bit of social media from time to time and i am going through their database with hotels, B&Bs, attractions and all that stuff and makes sure that they all have a description and is translated to english and german. 
At the moment i am doing a huge statistic task over the online bookings which i have done for a week now. 

I am going to be at the office for 2 more month and i am doing an assignment while there about the place, but i'm not sure what to write about yet. My teacher haven't really giving us a assignment description, so it's kind of hard to get started you see. Hopefully she will put it up soon, because i don't want to sit in my fall vacation and make this assignment, when i have had 3 month to do it. 

Viborg Cathedral

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