Vienna

12 Local Hot Spots in Vienna

Vienna, Austria is an exciting city, rich with history, music and cultural beauty.  Yet behind those famous Viennese coffee houses, high fashion boutiques and Opera shows are the special places that the locals like to visit. I’m talking about a special rooftop bar, a family-owned wine tavern, a city-view that’ll…

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Vienna

Travel Guide: 3 Days in Vienna, Austria

Introduction: What comes to mind when you say Vienna, Austria? For some, it may be ‘’music,’’ ‘’Mozart,’’ or ‘’apple strudel,’’ while others may reference the royal Hofburgs or Habsburgs families. Perhaps others will think Vienna is ‘’another city in Europe,’’ but what many may not know is that Vienna is…

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Little Stories

Flea-Markets, Friendsgiving & Chestnuts

It’s the holiday season which means decorations in the city are up, the Christmas markets are open, there’s more parties to attend to, more food to eat, and of course having to deal with those pesky holiday sales that get in your face. The stories I’d like to share this…

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The Amazing Zotter Chocolate Factory

The Zotter Chocolate Factory is a family-run business and farm located in the small town of Riegersburg, Austria. This family owned company is run by the whimsical chocoletier Josef Zotter, who’s smiling, chocolate-covered face is on their official website. Worldwide, they sell hand-made organic and fair trade chocolates with both…

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Little Stories

Little Stories: Fun Times & Dough Balls

I try to share with you all my latest discoveries and stories every week, but lately I’ve been very busy at work and attending to my new apartment (oh yeah, and dealing with a cold). Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy this week’s stories and photos! Best wishes — Michelle   A…

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A Guide to a Fabulous Weekend in Salzburg

Ah, Salzburg. I had the opportunity to spend my 28th birthday weekend in this picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site city. Translated as ”Salt Castle,” Salzburg is bordered by Germany and the Eastern Alps. Some people may connect Salzburg to where Mozart was born, while others know of “this old city’’…

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Lunch & Dinner

The Great Il Sestante

Alright, Il Sestante.  I’m going to be honest and admit that I hesitated writing a blog post about this place because this is my favorite Italian restaurant in all of Vienna (yeah, that is a big, absolute statement there) and a part of me wanted to keep that secret, but…

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