How to Get a Haircut in Austria

  Today, I am sharing information on how to get a haircut in Austria. When we first made the move to Austria, getting a haircut was one of the last things on my mind. More important questions such as, “how do I drive a car?” definitely took priority over “who will cut my hair now?” […]

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Expat Inspiration Vol. III

June is finally here which means summertime is just around the corner. Summer in Carinthia means days at the lake, gelato downtown, and bike rides on the Alpe Adria Trail – I cannot wait! Expat Inspiration Links – Making Villach feel like home has definitely been a work in progress for me. I appreciated Sonja’s post on Making a […]

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Blogging with Welcome2Villach

Hello and hallo friends! I am happy to announce that I am now blogging with Welcome2Villach, an online resource for expats considering making the move to Villach. On the Welcome2Villach blog, I will be sharing information and tips about expat life in Villach. If you are interested in learning more about Villach, I highly recommend you […]

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How I Converted my Foreign Driving License in Austria

  Today, I am sharing how I converted my American driving license to an Austrian driving license. I know, thrilling right? However, I saw this question posed on an expat message board and remembered just how confusing the process was. The best resource is to use the Conversion of a Foreign Driving Licence article on help.gv.at. […]

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Stollen Wanderweg – Mine Hike in Bad Bleiberg

Bad Bleiberg is a town located in the Austrian state of Carinthia that is known for its rich mining history. In 1993, the town closed its mining operations and opened some of its mines to the public through the creation of the Stollen Wanderweg hiking trail and Terra Mystica. The Stollen Wanderweg (translation “Tunnel Hike”) […]

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Expat Inspiration Vol. II

Expat Inspiration is a monthly feature on the blog that rounds up the best expat inspiration and wellness tips from the web. Published the first Sunday of every month.  Is it just me, or did April fly by? I better get outside to make the most of the Spring before Summer arrives. This month’s Expat Inspiration is […]

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Rotterdam Travel Guide

Hoi friends! Rotterdam is a dynamic and diverse city packed with modern architecture and a rich history. Although it is often overlooked in favor of its more well-known neighbor, Amsterdam, Rotterdam is certainly worth the trip. Here are my travel tips for exploring and getting to know this awesome city. THINGS TO DO IN ROTTERDAM […]

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Learning German in Austria

I have been on a quest to learn German since moving to Austria. When I initially moved here, I had this idea that by living in a German speaking country, I would gradually pick up the language through immersion. What I did not account for was how regional German can be. I had no idea that there […]

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Celebrating Easter in Austria with Carinthian Reindling 

Reindling is a traditional cake from the Austrian state of Carinthia that is served during Easter. On Easter, Carinthians will eat Reindling as a part of the traditional “Osterjause” which consists of ham, hard-boiled eggs and freshly grated horseradish. Reindling gets its name from the pan it is traditionally baked in called a Rein. The Rein […]

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Villach Easter Market

The Villach Easter Market takes place every year in the city center of Villach, Austria. There are several stalls selling sweets and snacks, as well as some handmade wares for sale from local artisans. This week kicks off the Easter Market and I was happy to visit today in search of some Carinthian Reindling. Easter in […]

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