Category Archives: food

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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Garden Update

First potato harvest (out of one of two containers).

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I Have Entered A Blog Competition

Expats Blogs, the online aggregate website which last year gave me that pretty silver ribbon over there on the sidebar, is holding a writing competition this year. The topic had to be a Top List, as in, for example, Top 10 … Continue reading

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Happy American Thanksgiving

For your enjoyment: a kind of Bavarian brunch fare, Weisswurst with a Brezel. They are traditionally eaten in the morning, due to the fact that they are not made with preservatives and will go bad by the end of the … Continue reading

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The $@!%storm over Barilla

Since it’s been officially accepted into the German language as a serviceable “foreign” word, shitstorm is seen again and again in the media — but really only in the media, and only as a compound word (I’ve yet to encounter … Continue reading

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On The Border

Approaching the Alps from the north, somewhere near Murnau. The Föhn cleans the air and allows for long, clear views. A hidden courtyard in Mittenwald, with evening sun on the mountains. I had an hour to kill between trains, and … Continue reading

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KZ 3 Apples

It was 80 years ago today that Hitler assumed power in Germany, and there are war documentaries all over the television airwaves. Actually one can almost always find a war documentary somewhere on tv, but they tend to cluster more … Continue reading

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Links Around The World

In America, a man in Atlanta has started a Super PAC (Political Action Committee) called Hall and Oates Fans For America, after the 1980s Philadelphia pop duo (Daryl Hall is a famous native son of my school district.) [T]he Super … Continue reading

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