My first days in Trento

Ciao Tutti!!! 🙂 (sorry but that’s the only phrase I know so far.. haha…).

The journey from Bonn to Trento was very tiring! We were 5: Elda, Ifeoma, Mu, Wenjing, and myself, took the train from Bonn to München and took another train from München to Trento with lots of gigantic luggages… goshhh…. I remember during the trip from Bonn to München we weren’t able to put our luggages inside our compartment, so we put them along the walking-path which (of course) somehow blocked the way. And very unluckily one of the ticket guys realized this and forced us to put our luggages inside the compartment in any way 😦 So we tried hard to arrange everything and finally managed to make things in order.

Mu looks tired

Mu looked tired after arranging the luggages (and so did I 😦 )

inside the train

A bit of snack was relieving 🙂 (Wenjing, Mu, Elda, Ifeoma => where???)

We went directly to a youth hostel nearby Trento’s train station upon our arrival. We were all sleeping in a big shared-room (different beds of course 😀 ), and I made a record to be the first guy to sleep that night… haha…

The next day (Friday), we went to the Welcome Office to meet Ms. Daniela for our apartments’ keys and moved the luggages to our flats (I, Elda, Wenjing in Borino, Ifeoma and Mu in St. Bartolomeo). Mu hadn’t been given his room key yet, so he stayed in my room for a night using Wenjing’s sleeping bag. Not only because the single bed in my room wouldn’t fit both of us, but also I didn’t want to take a risk of being called “so gay” by Tanin 😀 Everything is fine with my flat in Borino except for the unavailability of internet connection. But I shared a connection temporarily with a guy on the first floor (my flat is on the 3rd floor) with the help of Ms. Yusi and Mr. Tizar (Indonesian students living in the same building). Thanks for the help 🙂 Now I’m waiting for the technical guy(s) from Telecom Italia to setup the internet connection in my flat. My flat building and room can be seen below:

Via Borino 63

Trento – Via Borino 63, Trento 38100, Italy

my room

Trento – My current room

My room looks a bit messy as always 🙂 I just realized that the standard for electric plugs in Italy are different from Germany so I needed to buy a connector for my laptop adapter (as well for other electronic devices I brought. e.g. battery charger, handphone charger) .

steckdose

Trento – The Italian standard electric plug converter

The story of the first days stay won’t be enough without the introduction to the local dish 😀 And since I’m a student, as usual the mensa is the best place to have a local taste food. Yeah, pasta everydayyyyyyy 😛

mensa

Trento – A dinner at the mensa (city center)

Trento in general is a beautiful city. Small, but pretty. It is (as far as my eyes can observe) surrounded by mountains. One day I should climb one of them 🙂

mountain

Trento – A mountain view from the Faculty of Science’s bus stop

This day I got an email from Dr. Rohs informing that the DIS grades had been revealed. The result? Very dissapointing for me! I got 1.0 for the assignments, and 1.0 for the project. But my final grade is 2.0. Damn!!!! The final exam ruined everything!!!!! But I’m sure there’s a good reason behind this 🙂 The good news is that I have a new iBT TOEFL score which is above than expected… I won’t reveal it here, but it’s 1xx hehehe….. WishMeLuck for my next efforts! Since I missed around 3 weeks of courses here in Trento, I should catch up really fast…..

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9 Responses to “My first days in Trento”


  1. 1 dina March 17, 2008 at 9:22 am

    WooouuuW..you guy’s look more like immigrants than students :))

    just kidding *wedi kuwalat.jangan2 aku juga bsok gtu.

  2. 2 Alex March 17, 2008 at 9:48 am

    You guys looked really funny with all those luggages in the compartment. 🙂
    Good luck with accommodating there!

  3. 3 yang punya bramantyo.com March 17, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Wow.. you’re face looks different there. hahahahaha

  4. 4 Dafferianto Trinugroho March 17, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    @dina:

    Yeah…. and sometimes we also look like tourists 😀
    So, planning to become an immigrant as well?

    @Alex:

    Thanks man…. The infrastructure of accommodations here is not as good as Bonn (especially the Studentenwerk), but it’s still ok. The bus drivers are insane here man!!! Even the drivers of bus #634 from Bertha-von-Suttnerplatz to Fraunhofer St. Augustin are considered “very calm” compared here 😀
    So how’s your time in Lasi? I hope it’s enjoying….

    @yang punya bramantyo.com:

    Yeah….. I’m getting more and more handsome each and everyday man….. kekekeke….

    Beste Grüße,
    Dafferianto

  5. 5 sigitpriyo March 19, 2008 at 10:49 am

    don’t forget to look up “nasi padang”. It’s better than pasta, hahahahaha….

  6. 6 Dafferianto Trinugroho March 21, 2008 at 1:54 am

    @sigitpriyo:

    Yeah, I miss “nasi padang” so much man. I used to eat it a lot during my working days in Yogyakarta. And I also miss the mighty “gudeg” so much.
    For the time being I’m satisfied with pasta 🙂

    Beste Grüße,
    Dafferianto

  7. 7 Jihyun Won October 30, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Hello, I’ve been looking around here to find information about Trento univ. & Borino apartment.(I’ll arrive there next week!)
    I am really happy to read your posts. It is helpful. Thank you.
    But, for the internet connection in the room, did you make that at your own expense? Could I know how much it costs? Thanks in advance.

    • 8 Dafferianto Trinugroho November 6, 2009 at 11:20 pm

      @Jiyun Won:
      First of all, I apologise for the late reply. I didn’t check my blog for quite sometimes. Thank you for visiting my blog anyway 🙂
      For the internet connection, when I arrived I joined a guy on the first floor (by using a wireless-lan connection). But then after about 1 month of staying, I decided to arrange my own connection with Telecom Italia (Alice), and shared this connection with other about 14 people in the flat (also by using a wireless-lan connection).
      Hope this helps 🙂

      all the best,
      Dafferianto

  8. 9 gabrylela August 2, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Trento is great!
    Next time if you or your friends come, check out this webpage: http://casabarbicanevei.com/ a very nice place to stay! it is in Baselga di Pine 15 min far away from Trento 🙂


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