Category Archives: blogs

Weekend Mountain Rail Blogging

Tyrolean omniscient and Friend of the Blog Paschberg sends a photo of greeting from the Seefelder Sattel, a little pass over the most easily navigable part of the Karwendel Mountains, and known as a point along the alignment of the … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2016

I can only look back at 2016 along two different tracks, as it were. One involves my personal situation, and turned out quite positive. I finally, officially, disconnected myself from the Republic of Austria early in the year and got … Continue reading

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Summer school, self-administered

I just finished and submitted my first “real”, “paid” professional translation job. It consisted of approximately 200 words and paid a whopping six dollars, but, hey, we all have to start somewhere. I have always wanted to break into German-to-English … Continue reading

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Euro-exotica, or The Reason I Don’t Read Expat Lit

In the recent New Yorker article Northern Lights: Do Scandinavians Have It All Figured Out?, Nathan Heller describes Michael Booth’s book “The Almost Nearly Perfect People” (Picador) as   “essentially observational; it aspires to a comic genre that might be … Continue reading

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Cybertouring Austria 4

Installment 4 of “Top Ten of the Top Five” comes from Carly, an Australian in Vienna (and who, incidentally, loves Tirol).

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Cybertouring Austria 3

KC Blau shares with us a few of her favorite (Austrian) things.

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Cybertouring Austria 2

This week’s “Top Ten of the Top Five” is by Emily, who writes the Vienna-based blog A Mommy Abroad. Click the links and take a look around for a completely different Austrian expat experience.

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Cybertouring Austria 1

A few months ago, a Vienna site called The Local put out a list of their Top 5 Expat* Blogs in Austria, and The Practice Room was included. One of the other bloggers, writer K.C. Blau of “Vienna Muses”, decided … Continue reading

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And While We’re In The 15th Century…

…it’s only a short jump ahead to the time of Emperor Ferdinand II and Philippine Welser, both of whom figure in the local story of the Roßsprung (“horse jump”). Paschberg has a post up about the story and the now-urban … Continue reading

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Crashes

Well, the Apple 10.2.9 system software update gave my computer the Black Screen Of Death, and I hate to admit it but I never had got around to figuring out how Time Machine works in Mavericks. Well, after a week … Continue reading

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