While it’s not unusual for people to queue up for beer, it does seem a bit unusual to queue up in front of a brewery. Yet this is a phenomenon that is known to occur at least twice a year in Vienna, and it’s the usual suspects that are responsible: the crew of the FESCH’MARKT design market, that has picked this extraordinary spot to host one of the freshest events in the city.
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.
When it comes to the question of what the perfect footwear for hiking looks like, opinions differ. Some insist that it has to go above the ankle while others prefer their shoes more airy and light. But no matter what shoe you pick, the most important thing is that it’s been worn in before you hit the mountains for several hours. After all, nothing can spoil the fun of hiking faster than a blister.
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!
My road trip through Argentina’s far north would qualify as a trip to the unknown. In eight days we crossed 2000 kilometres.
As opposed to rock climbing where falling isn’t unusual, the Via Ferrata technique is based on the idea of not falling, with a safety back-up in case you do. Start slowly on an easy training ground
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