I remember very well the first pair of new skis I ever got. They were definitely the best present under the Christmas tree that year. And once I’d tried them on, I certainly did not want to take them off. So I skied across the carpet in our living room the whole evening, dreaming of snowy days to come.
So here we stand, tired and carrying our heavy luggage. It is only minutes to midnight at the car rental counter at Spokane Airport, Washington State. We arrived on the last flight in, our last flight on the very long trip to get here: including a stopover in Chicago, it took us a total of three days. But now we are ready. We finally get the keys to our rental car, which feels much like receiving the keys to our future – at least for the next three weeks.
It is a Saturday like no other: my friends and I have decided to do something different this weekend. Instead of a boozy night out in Vienna, we’ve signed up for an igloo building workshop, to spend the weekend in the mountains just an hour outside of Austria’s capital and reconnect with nature. The workshop, conducted by the Austrian Alpine Club, is one of their weekend winter seminars.
The following six recipes made the final round and I can strongly recommend them for your next BBQ with friends. Give it a go and have some fun with it!
Often art pieces in galleries are nice to look at but for anyone on a budget simply not affordable. Luma is the kind of gallery that offers unique art from low to high prices. And the gallery’s director will gladly walk you through it.
For a true burger fan Austria might be a tricky place, but lighten up if you’re in Salzburg. Two outlets of Burgermeister serve you burgers with tasty bread buns and organic meat in 13 different styles starting from 4,50€. Good news for vegetarians and vegans: there are special burgers with tofu or feta cheese on the menu.
This place used to be the city’s movie theatre, until it was transformed in a colourful bar and theatre in 2001. Since then it’s been a place where locals just like tourists like to meet for a coffee in the afternoon or a beer at night. Check out the changing program to see what shows are on at the moment (also available online).
Salzburg’s most impressive landmark in the middle of the city just can’t be missed. The best way to explore it is to take the cable car up, be amazed by the view over the city and then walk through the grounds. To get back down you can either take the cable car or simply walk down the steep road, which is a trip well worth it. And you might as well stop at the Stieglkeller for a beer or two on the way down.
If you want to avoid one of Vienna’s biggest tourist traps make sure you stay away from those nice people dressed as Mozart wanting to sell concerts to classical concerts (for tourists) in the inner city.
Sneaky postcards, glittering gifts and renown design products – it’s definitely hard not to instantly fall in love with the things this little shop is selling.