Expat Support

A Sweet Texan Lady in Vienna

I first met the sweet-natured Belén of Viennese Dreams at a Women of Vienna dinner night. The first moment she spoke I could hear the American accent and I immediately asked her where she is from. ”Texas,” she replied.  Cool, a Texan! Though I’ve never been to Texas, it’s certainty…

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Lunch & Dinner

Eating American: TGI Fridays Vienna

My husband and I were ending our afternoon walk when our conversation started like this. ”I’m hungry…” ”Me too…” ”Where should we go out?” ”I don’t know, how about Italian?” ”Eh…no…how about Chinese?” Pause. Then a crinkle to the face. ”No…” Then we started to list off restaurants, but nothing…

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Expat Insights

Interview with Blog Expat

I had the privilege to be interviewed by the awesome expat blog site, EasyExpat.com. Here is my interview below! From the USA to Austria: American in Vienna 1. Why did you move abroad? My husband. We met through friends and wanted to be together for the remainder of our lives.…

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Lunch & Dinner

Meet the Stelze

A popular dish from Bavaria, the Austrians marinate or pre-boil a pork knuckle in a caraway seed and garlic brine, and roast until the skin is crisp. This food is served with 2 types of mustards (sweet and spicy) and fresh horseradish. I also like to eat this meal with a…

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Breakfast, Vienna

Breakfast at The Point of Sale

Right down the street from the city’s popular food and flea market, Naschmarkt, is the trendy breakfast spot, The Point of Sale. Serving breakfast until 16:00 (4pm), this place was one of the first breakfast spots I went to when I first arrived in Vienna. I found this place through a Vienna…

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Breakfast, Vienna

Irish Breakfast at Lane & Merrimans

Located on Spitalgasse 3, in front of the Vienna University’s campus lays the Irish Pub, Lane and Merrimans.  The restaurant features an organic market, where food items like porridge, potato chips, English vinegar, gluten free spaghetti, fresh produce, eggs, teas and packaged puddings are available for your purchase. Not to…

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Lunch & Dinner, Vienna

Okiru Running Sushi

Located inside Lugner City Mall is Okiru Running Sushi. In the states I’ve never heard of running sushi, so to discover it here in the city was quite a treat.    However, every time I come here, it’s packed, and you can’t make reservations for this place. I’ve come here…

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Events, Vienna

Schönbrunn Christmas Market

Today is the opening of Schönbrunn Palace’s Christmas market (Christkindlmarkt).  Open from 10am to 9pm and until the December 26, visitors can enjoy browsing, shopping and eating at this popular tourist destination. It was a bitter cold day to check out this market. At 5 degrees Celsius (41 degree Fahrenheit)…

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