Expat Inspiration

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.  April is here and I am so happy to finally have Spring time in Austria. The bees are buzzing, the flowers are blooming, and my allergies are […]

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A Sunday Walk at Schützenwiese

Sundays in Austria are slow days meant for relaxation. Since most businesses are closed on Sundays, Austrians spend their time with their families, friends and in nature. Every so often, I like to spend my Sundays with a nature walk at the Schützenwiese. Schützenwiese is a park located in the Warmbad area of Villach with several peaceful […]

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Benedictine Market in Klagenfurt

One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to go to the Benedictine Market in Klagenfurt. The Benedictine Market takes places every Thursday and Saturday from 6:30 am – 1:00 pm in the Benediktinerplatz. A variety of goods can be found at the market with farmers coming from Italy, Slovenia, and Austria to […]

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Moonlit Snowshoe Tour on the Dobratsch Mountain

This week, I participated in a moonlit snowshoe tour on the Dobratsch mountain in Carinthia. The Dobratsch is one of the landmark mountains of Villach and is a popular hiking destination. I had never been snowshoeing before and when I found that the Carinthian International Club was organizing this event, I jumped on the opportunity […]

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Indian Cooking Class with We.Villach

Last Friday, I was lucky enough to attend an Indian cooking class organized by We. Villach. We.Villach is a collective of International women who organize cooking classes to share their passion for cooking. Through the Carinthian International Club, I have been fortunate to meet these amazing women and I was excited to finally attend one […]

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5 German Youtube Vloggers to Follow for German Practice

Looking for a fun way to supplement your German language skills? I recently started following German Vloggers on Youtube as a way to increase my German language immersion at home. A Vlog is another form of blogging, but instead of writing out posts, “Vloggers” share content using videos. Vlogs are usually short, so it is an easy […]

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Fasching in Villach

Every year, the city of Villach comes alive in celebration of Fasching. Fasching is the Austrian equivalent of Carnival and has been celebrated in Villach since 1867. Fasching Samstag is the highlight of the celebration when the city hosts a “Fool’s Parade” and transforms the city center into a large disco dance party. The Fasching Samstag […]

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International Krapfen Party and a Recipe for American Donut Holes

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of stuffing my face with Krapfen while meeting new International folks at the Villach in English International Krapfen Party. Villach in English is an awesome community in Villach for native English speakers and lovers of the English language to come together. The International Krapfen Party was hosted by La Mattina Kaffeerösterei in […]

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Typical Austrian Breakfast

Breakfast in Austria is a delight, whether it consists of a slice of hearty dark bread with frischkäse or a semmel roll with schinkenspeck, I am all in. As an American girl who loves her brunch, I was eager to find ways to continue my brunch tradition abroad. Lucky for me, Austria has plenty to offer and […]

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Staying Politically Active as an American Expat

As an American expat, it is important to me that I continue to stay politically active and involved despite living in a foreign country. With all of the things happening back home, I have been busy finding ways to raise my voice and share my concerns in a way that feels productive and useful. After scouring […]

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