The first snow of the season arrived last week and instantly everything feels like Christmas time. Since Austria does not celebrate Halloween or Thanksgiving it is straight onto Christmas here. The city center is preparing for the upcoming Advent Market and the chestnut man has reopened his stall next to the old church.
- Snow on the mountains around Villach
- A Krampus Brioche from the bakery downtown. I am so excited to see my first Krampuslauf at the beginning of December.
- Holiday ham legs hanging in the butcher’s window in Northern Italy.