To the races!

This weekend were the Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbuhel. I’ve never seen anything like it, but I wasn’t sure if I had a day off to go to see it. On Thursday I arrived at work with one of my colleagues. Not many people were working that day. As we entered the office my boss totally…

Kicking off another ski season

Time flies when you’re having fun. Or when you’re working your ass off. It feels like forever ago that I had time to sit down and gather my thoughts. At the end of October I had my Halloween tour, followed by the end-of-season-party to wrap up summer. I had two nights in my own bed…

Weekly photo challenge: Grid

This grid might not be the main focus of the photo, but is just as much part of it as the background. It’s on the cemetery of St Peter, where you can find gorgeous graves in a small, lush space, enclosed by the mountain and the church.

The date I didn’t know I was on

In a job you create a network. As a tour leader my network started with colleagues, who are always there to provide advice and give suggestions. So when I made a contact in Vienna, who could provide me with discounted concert tickets, I wasn’t at all surprised when we exchanged phone numbers. All I had…

Laundry day

Doing laundry at a launderette is not nearly as glamorous as they claim in the movies. I dragged my stinky bag of laundry to the laundromat around the corner in Vienna. Instead of glamorous people reading books and working on their laptops, there are old people and overworked mums staring at the washing machines going…

Vienna’s history repeats daily

The center of Vienna houses an old clock. Every day at midday its inhabitants start dancing on a variety of music. I just had to check it out. I feel like a child in anticipation of the Punch and Judy show. But this is the Austrian version. The Anker clock was built by an Insurance…

Back to Vienna

When I was at home, travelling was going on short trips, city trips being one of the favorites. I’ve been away from home for a while now, and even though I’m exploring some of the most beautiful places on earth, I miss Europe. I miss the cities full of history. My last city trip was…

Frozen in time

Behold Hofburg palace in Vienna, winter residence of the famous Habsburg family. The statue in front of what is now used as the library, is of Frenchman Prince Eugene of Savoy. This general in the military had sworn loyalty to the Habsburgs. The statue is placed on the Heldenplatz, or Hero Square, so this might indicate how people…

Tempting: longing for snow

It’s that time of the year again. The sun’s bright and hot and while others enjoy the beach I start thinking about winter. It’s not that I don’t like the sun, it’s just that I really want to find a cool job for this winter. It’s been a while since I last skied and meanwhile…

Wild Wiener schnitzel

Where better to enjoy a Wiener schnitzel than in Vienna? When in Vienna, you go all out. One has to eat right? In the guide books of Vienna you’ll find heaps of restaurants to go to, but there is one I would recommend to all schnitzel lovers and adventurers. Figlmüller. You’ll find Figlmüller around the…