5 things I miss about life in Austria

My time in the land of the lederhosen and ski-high alps has drawn to a close.  After just three weeks of being back home I’m already starting to miss a couple things from my life abroad.  Here’s a few: 1.  … Continue reading

Caving under the streets of Budapest

One of the highlights of Budapest is literally an underground secret… the Pál-völgyi Caves.  After three days of strolling around yet another grand, centuries old European city (as fascinating and beautiful as they are), I was ready to escape the busy … Continue reading

Australian Slang that should never leave the country

I’ve collected a list of Australian slang words to avoid when travelling through Europe.  All words have been learnt from very awkward personal experiences: Mozzies/Sunnies Or pretty much any word we’ve shortened and added ‘ies’ to the end of… which … Continue reading

Day trip to Cesky Krumlov

 While in Prague, I took a day trip with my cousin to the picturesque old town of Cesky Krumlov.  Much of the town has not changed since the 18th century and as we wandered around it felt as if we … Continue reading

Eishockey: Graz 99ers v Salzburg

I went to my very first ice hockey game here in Graz.  On a lightly snowy Friday night 1500+ showed up to watch the Graz 99ers play Red Bull Salzburg. The field was less than half the size of a … Continue reading

Reminiscing on autumn hikes

After a month of traveling Europe with my family for Christmas and the rest of the silly season, I returned to Graz for a few days.  I was disappointed to see the beautiful, heavily vegetated mountain range near my flat … Continue reading

Spontaneous Solo Slovenja Weekend: Slovenian Cuisine

I love trying the local cuisine when I visit new countries, especially the things I could never find back home in Australia.  Being as picky as I am when it comes to meats (I am not the biggest fan of … Continue reading

Dogs of the Slovenian Coast

 I thought the Austrians loved their dogs, but it seems it is the whole of Europe!   I saw so many beautiful dogs of all shapes and sizes during my time on the Slovenian coast. Locals and visiting pooches – yes, … Continue reading

Spontaneous Solo Slovenja Weekend

The majority of my weekend on the Slovenian coat was spent walking from town to town along the busy shoreline.  Stretching just 40 kilometres, Slovenia’s coastline is basically a long line of ports so close together they could easily connect … Continue reading

Apfelstrudel gebacken (Apple Strudel Baking)

My chef du jour of a flatmate, Daniel, had a strudel making extravaganza one rainy afternoon. I often come home to him cooking up a storm and tease him about his traditionally Austrian, gourmet concoctions; looking on with green eyes … Continue reading