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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Celebrating One Year in Austria

I made it! I have officially been an expat living in Austria for one year. I feel like I should throw myself a party for making it through this year, but for now, I will just have a mini blog post party – woot woo! yay! dance party! – glad I got that out of […]

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A Visit Home to California

I was fortunate enough to be able to go back to California for almost a full month during the Winter holidays. As a California girl, I cannot begin to express how great it felt to experience the “winter” in San Diego after soldiering through the cold of Austria in December. My time in San Diego was […]

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Around Here

And like that, I am back in Austria. I ended up taking a very long, but much needed break from the Internet to spend quality time with family and friends. So hello and hallo 2017, nice to see you! For this edition of Around Here, I thought I would share a funny story that happened […]

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