Tag: Austria

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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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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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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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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