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foreign (adjective): of, from, in, or characteristic of a country or language other than one’s own / strange and unfamiliar. Moving into and living in a foreign country can be a lot to handle, both emotionally and physically. Perhaps you live thousands of miles away from your family and miss them, […]

How to Stay Strong Living Abroad   Recently updated !


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Christmas markets in Vienna are a very charming event in the city, and can be an enjoyable activity for everyone. There are at least 20 of these holiday markets available from mid-November to late-December. It is very typical for people to order Glühwein (red wine with mulled spices) and stand around […]

The Christmas Markets of Vienna



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I got the special opportunity to test out BonAppetour’s experience for Vienna recently (yay!). BonAppetour is a company that provides unique and extraordinary ‘’dine at home’’ experiences, allowing you the chance to connect with local chefs and indulge in their home cooked meals, anywhere in the world. This means that […]

The BonAppetour Vienna Experience


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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.  – Albert Camus Colourful leaves, crisper air, pumpkin festivals, pumpkin gnocchi, new visa, free museums, a Balkan wedding, a special movie night… so many things to do and experience in this month! Check out below what I discovered and experienced […]

Little Stories: October 2016



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After my summer holidays in Connecticut, USA it was time to go back to work and carry on with my usual responsibilities. The month of September was cool – I did some traveling, enjoyed a special birthday dinner, got a great haircut, ate some awesome Nepalese food, discovered a new […]

Little Stories: Special Haircuts, French Cookies & Graz


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If you have ever been interested in where I come from and what my home-state has to offer – scroll down! My husband Aldin and I had the opportunity to spend 3 weeks in my hometown in southeastern Connecticut, USA.  It was more of a holiday for him than it was […]

Holiday in Connecticut, USA



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This post is for fun and to simply share cultural differences/ways of living I noticed when I first came to Vienna, comparing it to what I have been used to in the US in an educational way.  Maybe you will learn something new and realize something about yourself or your culture. Enjoy this post! […]

10 Cultural Differences – USA & Europe Part I


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I was asked by Douglas Austria’s special blog project on what a perfect day would be like with my best friend. Hmmm…what a challenge! Especially since I have many friends, who do I pick and what do we do for our perfect day? I was put to the test and decided […]

A Perfect Day with a Good Friend



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Mariahilferstrasse (Mariahilferstraße) is Vienna’s longest and most popular shopping street. It has a special place in my heart because this is the street I am most familiar with and have many memories of: This mile-long lane was where I walked and explored the most during my first year of Vienna, […]

Mariahilferstrasse


Travel Podcast
I got the opportunity to chat with Mark from Discovery Map, the largest tourist map company in the US.  They print approximately 25 million maps annually in about 125 locations across the country, and have recently launched a Discovery Map travel podcast, where every week they provide a travel-themed podcast […]

Travel Podcast: Vienna For Visitors