Austria Travel Guides for Backpackers

Czech Republic: The Best Place For Cross-Country Skiing

I am shivering as I stand at the side of the road, my thumb pointing to the dark sky, hoping. Earlier, that same sky was a brilliant blue and I regretted not bringing my sunglasses to protect my eyes against the glare of the snow. After sunset, however, the temperature […]
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Baguio City: Travel guide and walk-through!

It’s still vivid in my mind when I first visited Baguio City, this is actually the first time I went out of town as well. Let me tell you my adventure to this serene place that I define as peace. Way back when I was a kid Baguio was defined […]
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Off-the-Beaten Path in New York City

During the tourist high seasons (June-August and November-December), the already crowded New York City, in the United States, becomes even more chaotic.  Most tourists go to the well-known museums (the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the American Museum of Natural History) but there are plenty […]
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The Dolomites: Northern Italy's incredible mountain range

The rugged Dolomite’s Mountain beauty This indomitable mountain range in the north of Italy is spectacular; a place where nature, adventure sports, jagged peaks and pretty mountain villages mix with diverse landscapes. Breathtaking beauty arises from the 250 million-year-old history of well-preserved geological formations. In 2009, the Dolomites were named […]
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Take a walk in the parks of Budapest

Although Budapest is a crowded big city in Hungary, fortunately, it also has many green parks.  I think everybody needs them, those spots where you can leave the city behind, to get some fresh air and enjoy nature. Besides these benefits, a lot of interesting programs are waiting for you […]
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Vienna in Three Days

Capital cities are the busiest places to visit but they are the richest as well. It is difficult to visit all the monuments and places of interest in two or three days but one can do that in the capital of Austria, Vienna.   Vienna – the Artistic City As […]
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Exploring Vienna on a Budget – Top free things to do in the city

Vienna is famous for its baroque architecture and beautifully manicured gardens. You can spend many hours appreciating the city’s strong history and artistic culture. And what’s even better? You can see and experience so much in the city without even paying a single penny. So this post if for all […]
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Two Days Of Solo Travel In Bratislava

I arrived on a train at the Slovakian capital, Bratislava one cold morning in October 2017. When the cab driver dropped me off at the tip of a solid stone stairway, he said, “Your apartment, car not going.” He brought down my suitcase from the boot, smiled and said, “Bye […]
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8 Things To Do In Ljubljana On A Budget

For some, Ljubljana is the birthplace of dragons, for others, the city of love: ‘ljubljena’ is a Slovenian word for ‘the beloved’. For Europe, however, Ljubljana is a sustainable, recycle rocking capital. How to experience that on a budget? Stay tuned. Free City Tour The one thing everyone seems to […]
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Vienna: more than sausage, coffehouses and classical music

When people hear the name of the Austrian capital, Vienna, they think about three things: the Vienna sausage, classical music, and coffeehouses. For many people, these are not convincing reasons to visit the city, and many people think of Vienna as a boring destination but there are so many cool […]
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Summer in Stubai Valley, Austria – What to do

Stubai Valley is located in Tyrol, in the Austrian Alps. As beautiful as its more famous siblings, such as the French and Italian Alps, Stubai Valley is a 35 kilometers (22 mi.) long picturesque set of small villages and towns, with mountains reaching 3,000 meters peaks. It’s a popular ski resort […]
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Sarajevo: Experience it like a local!

Like other European cities, Sarajevo is becoming more and more crowded as years pass by. Nobody likes to wait for a group of tourists taking hundreds of photos, only to cross the street, but it would still be nice to experience all that city offers – just like locals do. To do […]
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Must See Places to Visit in Cordoba, Argentina

The Córdoba Province has a lot of places of interest, to learn about Argentinian history, to enjoy the views, to do climbing, etc. Here are the most relevant ones, in my opinion. 1 – The San Martín Square:   It’s a green square located in the center of the Córdoba, […]
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Explore Berlin like a Local

Germany’s vibrant capital city was my home for six months this year. A city with its finger on every pulse, Berlin hovers on the cutting edge of contemporary culture – the art, music, theatre and food scenes are spectacular. Whilst in winter Berlin is home to candle-lit bars and Christmas […]
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Prešov – the Athens on Torysa

Slovakia is a country located in the heart of Europe and is part of the European Union. The currency used in Slovakia is euro and national language is the Slovak language. Presov is the third largest city in Slovakia. The historical name of this city is Eperieš, which means strawberry. […]
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Tips for Backpackers in Salzburg, Austria

One day I decided to go backpacking through  Europe and, of course, I had to include the beautiful country of Austria during my trip. My aim was to get a different perspective of the country itself and its cities and typical villages. I went from the capital Viena to the middle of […]
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Best Activities for Adventurous Digital Nomads in Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the top places to go to in Europe. It offers the best adventures, wanders, some of the coolest sport events and it has all that digital nomads dream of. Forget Berlin or Barcelona, if you are an adventurous wanderer or a digital nomad, sLOVEnia should be […]
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8 top places to visit in Corfu: for travelers with a car

What got us to Corfu? Actually, the last minute flight tickets for a very good price, Greek food and beaches. And also the curiosity, because although I have heard about this island, I didn’t know where it is. We landed in Corfu airport at the end of the March. This […]
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Vienna: More Than Grumpy Waiters, Schnitzel and The Opera

Vienna is often perceived as a grey place with unfriendly service and overpriced coffee. But the Austrian capital city can be so much better and cheaper if you have a little insider knowledge about where to go when to visit Vienna and how to deal with the people’s character. I […]
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All the beer and food you must try in Prague, Czech Republic

Food and I have always had a special connection. Me, being a writer, have always been fascinated with the origins of food yes, but also been acutely sensitive towards the emotion a good and tasty meal can invoke in a person. Food has always been a subject of deep interest […]
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Why visit Linz when in Austria

Never heard of Linz, the Upper Austrian capital city? You are missing out on something, let me tell you that. See why and start planning your next trip to Austria: Getting there and around in Linz Linz has its own airport, located a bit outside of the city centre, but […]
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Discover the Multiculturalism in Sarajevo

Do you want to visit a dream city in which you can see two different fascinating architectures only by stepping on one spot? Or even better, would you like to see multiple religious buildings from different religions in one scene? In other words, can you imagine a land which embraces […]
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Lake Turkana – The wonder of a desert

Turkana county is the northwesternmost region in Kenya. The climate is very hot and dry. Let me emphasize that, the climate is very hot and dry.”You need to be careful that you are not dehydrated!” is what I was adviced when planning for the trip there. I was going to […]
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8 Places to visit in Novi Sad

About the city Novi Sad is the capital city of the autonomous province of Vojvodina and also the second largest city in Serbia. The Danube river divides two geographical regions – Bačku and Srem. Fruška Gora mountain is located on the other side of the river. Novi Sad is a […]
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Winter Wonderland: South of Germany

Snowy Oberstdorf Winter ist bald da! (Winter is almost here!)   It is no doubt that Winter in Europe is one of the most beautiful Winters in the world. Imagine old Castles and medieval Towns covered with snow, it is simply gorgeous in our eyes. Every corner of […]
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Kyrgyzstan: get prepared for a nomadic holiday

Who doesn’t love craziness? It was an average winter day with minus 25 C degrees at the beginning of January 2017 when I was hiking in the Austrian Alps with one of my friends and a group of enthusiastic strangers. We were waiting for the open lift when our tour […]
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Eurotrip- A Graduation Trip Guide

For a Stress-Free trip Even though some are beginning to do trips around Asia or America, Eurotrips are the most traditional to do as a graduation trip They consist of going around Europe for about a month, for 3 or 4 days in each location, and getting to know what […]
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Queretaro: Mexico's must visit colonial city

Walking is one of the best ways to get to know a new city. Queretaro's historic monuments zone is meant to be roamed around. Where to go, what to eat and what to do, go together. Wherever you go there's something to eat and something to do. So let's begin. […]
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Why Ukraine is perfect choice for an exotic trip

Ukraine is the largest country in the region, but at the same time, it is the unknown heart of Europe. Now Ukraine is famous with boxers Klitschko, football player Schevchenko, Eurovision in 2005 and in 2017, with two revolutions – Maidans in 2004 and  2013-14 and known for undeclared war […]
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Discover the beauty of Corfu

Introduction Corfu is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations of Greece. Its beautiful beaches enriched with dense vegetation, and the Venetian style architecture with its massive buildings attract many tourists every single year. The connection between Corfu and Gerald Durrell Corfu became famous thanks to the famous English author […]
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In the city of balance and culture – Vienna

City of culture, dreams, music and balance! The capital city of Austria will tuck you in the sweet melody of classical music. It can alter your dreams, and revise your travel stories. 🙂 Vienna deserves its title “The City of Music”, and not just because of Mozart, Strauss, Schubert, and […]
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Four Nights in Paris

Travel to Paris! Bienvenue a Paris: A few years ago I visited Paris with a few of my friends… Pourquoi? Well, aside from always being attracted to the French flair, French language (there is a quote saying: “French is the language that turns dirt into romance”) and reading a book […]
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Life in Chongqing, China

Cultural Exchange and Travel in Chongqing, China Recently, I took part in a cultural exchange in Chongqing. I was able to live there for six months whilst working in a local kindergarten and learning the language. I experienced life in a host family, as well as life on my own, […]
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My Top 5 Autumn Alpine Activities

I’ve been lucky enough to live in the beautiful French village of Montgenevre for most of the last two years, however this October has been the first time watching the leaves change and getting to experience the most beautiful time of year in the mountains. For me, autumn is all […]
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Get to know with Slovenia

Big heart of the small country called Slovenia          If you are interested to visit Slovenia and want to know more about this country, then this is definitely for you! I want to share with you my experience of spending 3 beautiful months of my life in Slovenia and […]
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Vranov nad Dyjí – A hidden hub of activity in South Moravia

Why did we decide to go to Vranov Nad Dyjí? Well, we were just looking for a long weekend getaway place near Hungary. We did not know much about Vranov Nad Dyjí, just checked a few photos, and immediately booked a room in an apartment. We did not regret it.:) Location Vranov […]
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The Best European Restaurants In Viña Del Mar, Chile

Dining by the Pacific with a continental flair Wulff Castle in Vina del Mar, Chile In January and February, when summertime comes to the southern hemisphere, vacationers converge on Viña del Mar from around the world. This seaside city in central Chile, on the Pacific coast […]
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One day in Bratislava: a trip to remember

Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia, with a population of just about 500,000 people and the only national capital that borders two sovereign states. And while Slovakia may not be a popular country or a destination you are set to visit when you go to Europe, if you are in […]
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Russia to Slovenia by car

This summer we went to Slovenia by our car. The way from Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) to Ribnica (Slovenia) was long, about 4 days, but amazing!  The route ran through Byelorussia, Poland, Austria and Czech Republic. We visited interesting cities and places and fell in love with Poland (I tell you about it […]
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Berlin in 48 Hours

Weekend in Berlin (April 14-16, 2016) Berlin has always been high up on my European city bucket list. It is perhaps one of the most unique European capitals that I have visited where the recent history of the 20th century can still be felt. Counter culture is the main culture – […]
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Mikulov: A Small Vineyard Paradise

Dreaming about Moravia For a very long time, I have yearned to visit the beautiful region of Moravia in Czech Republic, my home country. Moravia is known for its picturesque scenery, delicious food, friendly and laid-back people, and most importantly, excellent wine. It lies in the southeastern corner of the […]
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Experience of nature on the traces of the historical Austria

If you live in close touch with nature and you have a fable for historical castellated buildings in which former monarchs could have lived, with high rooms and lovely balconies as well as saunas and health spas? – Yes, you are totally right in Bad Gastein, Austria. This remarkable place […]
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Achensee,Tirol, Austria: the paradise between the mountains

  I have always had a weakness for the clear, blue, water, but i could not imagine the day when I will see this clear, blue, water giving birth to beautiful, tall mountains as well as to sandy beaches? How is this possible? Well, by descovering Achensee. Location and surroundings […]
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Inexpensive Ski Resort: why to go to Georgia

Curiously enough, but this winter journey took its beginning in August, when we (my wife and me) started to think, that it is already necessary to plan out winter holidays. That should have been our first time in the mountains, so we were trying to find something cheap, with good infrastructure […]
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Vienna: small tips for newcomers

My seasonal highlights in Vienna Would you like to see Vienna imperial, noble, proud, luxurious, old-fashioned …  or  perhaps better chic, fresh, unusual, contemporary? Don’t worry, you’ll be able to enjoy both sides of its world. Vienna is the city of grand past, sparkling present and for sure overwhelming future. […]
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5 must-visit sights in Passau (Germany)

Honestly I prefer a fast paced life and I can hardly imagine myself living permanently in the only house among the mountains. Trust me! There are so many small villages in Bavaria consisting of only ONE house. But… what a marvelous landscape is extended around you! In such places you […]
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My homeland Jošanica in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Position and natural geographical features of Jošanica I would like to begin with the words told by the great Bosnian poet Mak Dizdar, who once said: “Bosnia, forgive, there is a land, both barren and barefoot, forgive, both cold and hungry, and even more, forgive, defiant by a dream.”    […]
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Belgrade: Where Sava and Danube meet

After six hours on a bus, my feet finally felt the firm ground – I was in Belgrade. Serbian capital welcomed me with 25°C on a late September day, probably the best time to travel. I was invited by a friend to a summer school on European integration, a hot […]
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Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul: 4 days of a road trip in Brazil

Bonito’s photos are amazing! I know it looks like paradise.  You will see only a few photos of my own, and they are not pointing at the water. My trip wasn’t what I expected. I will tell you something about my experience of travel to Bonito and Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil, […]
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My Kind-Of-Weekend in Vienna, Austria

Why did Glorie go there? My current “do-good” work regularly involves travel. We went to the Vienna, Austria in time for a global convention. As much as I want to share what the whole meeting was all about, I will have to stop myself, and not digress. Not that I am […]
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Graz, in the heart of Europe.

From where could I start? Graz is the capital of the federal state of Styria and it is the second largest city in Austria after Vienna. It is located on the Mur River in the southeast of Austria. Graz is an alpine town with very pleasant summers. Temperatures range between […]
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Sarajevo, meeting of cultures

City of Sarajevo is the largest city and the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and  also one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Southeastern Europe. If you still have not visit this beautifull city i would advice you to make it a part of your plans for future trips. […]
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Slovenia – Lake Bled

SLOVENIA – BLED LAKE Bled lake and island from Mala Ojstrica             Slovenia is a small country between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. It is quite often mistaken for Slovakia 😉 Even when our best athletes win, mistakes are made. SLOVENIA […]
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The heart of Europe – Vienna

The heart of Europe – Vienna [single_map_place] Vienna [/single_map_place] Our first trip together. Europe. The heart of Europe – Vienna. It took us almost nine hours to arrive to our desired destination. Finally we were there – in the “city of music”, the hometown of grand composers such as Schubert, […]
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Innsbruck, Monaco, San Candido – An adventure Christmas weekend

Christmas markets through San Candido, Innsbruck and Monaco Planning the great escape View from Monte Elmo If someone does not know, northern Italy, Austria and Germany are famous, during Christmas period, for their theme markets, where you can find a lot of different typical food and particular […]
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Incredible Mumbai

    Colorful. Chaotic. Unpredictable. Shy but friendly and helpful at the same time. Full of joy. Simple. Wonderful in its own way.   Welcome to Mumbai.   There is so many words, so many with all kinds of different meanings, that I could use to describe this very unique […]
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6 WORTHY THINGS TO DO IN MADRID FOR FREE (TIPS FROM A LOCAL)

If you are planning to visit Madrid but you have a tight budget, here you have 6 activities you can experience for free:   SUNSET AT DEBOD TEMPLE If you want to enjoy the best sunset in the city, don’t miss it! This magical Egyptian temple situated in a park […]
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Discover Bellagio, where the two branches of Como Lake starts

Bellagio is a very small city near Como which is situated on a promontory where the two branches of Como Lake starts. The city is very nice and the lake view is fantastic! Bellagio How can I reach the city of Bellagio?   There are various […]
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Sweden: First impressions of Halmstad

  A new adventure has just started! Moving to Halmstad, Sweden got me really excited because I have yet to explore the northern part of Europe. Since I am from Austria, which is a landlocked country in central Europe, moving to Sweden might not sound like a big change, but moving to […]
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Top seven things to do in Sarajevo

Anyone visiting the Balkans has learned how welcoming and happy this region of Europe actually is. In contrary to many misinformation, the Balkan peoples are amazing hosts, which ever so often even become a traveler's friend. The small country this article will tell you of is Bosnia and Herzegovina. It […]
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Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I)

Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I) I’ve stayed in Slovenia for three months while doing my internship in an IT company. Although I lived in a small and cosy Slovenian city – Celje, I had visited other cities too. Slovenia is the country where Balkans meet Western Europe […]
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Dating Abroad: Meeting the “One” while Traveling

  Everyone secretly hopes that the love of their life will be waiting for them when their plane lands. Or better yet, that their special someone will be traveling with them to an exciting new city sipping complimentary white wine and picking out favorites from travel guides in flight.   […]
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Salzburg: Its Essence in a One Day Trip

During the past six months, I was living in Vienna (City number 2 in my top 3 of most amazing cities I ever have been). During my time there I had the chance to meet remarkable people from different countries and origins. Zuza one of my friends who is originally […]
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Discovering the spirit of Tyrol

For most people Tyrol is synonymous with mountains, snow and tall trees. It is a top destination for skiing holidays in winter or hiking during summer. But many don’t look beyond. Tyrol isn’t just beautiful mountains and forests. Actually, the cities of Tyrol are just as worth exploring. You can […]
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Salzburg – 10 Reasons to Love the Awesome Mountain Town

If you have watched the Sound of Music, you may aready be familiar with some of the landscapes of Salzburg. The movie is indeed set in the city of Salzburg and I would be lying if i told you there was no correlation whatsoever between the fact that i really enjoyed […]
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BELGRADE – EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF NIGHTLIFE AND FUN

Introducing Belgrade Belgrade – Capital city of Serbia also known as European night-life capital recently, is a modern European metropolis nowadays, with 1,8 million of people living in, keeping it`s essence of tradition offers different events and happenings for everyone`s taste. Ideal choice for city-break vacation, Belgrade is a unique […]
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Austria: Hallstatt – magnificent views, time travel and loads of bones

Hallstatt – a small village of around eight hundred inhabitants somewhere in the Upper Austria that you’re always being told about and never really get to go there. I actually did, pretty spontaneously and I don’t regret anything. After a four hour bus ride from Vienna we woke up next […]
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen – A Hidden Gem

Before I began writing this article, I had an extensive debate with myself whether or not I should tell the world about this hidden gem. Ever since first traveling to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2012, the city has held a special place in my heart. Although Garmisch-Partenkirchen has its fair share of […]
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Living in the Dolomites

Could these be the most majestic mountains in the world? I have never in my years travelling the world truly had my breathe taken away from me after stopping just for a second to take in the views of the Dolomites, Italy. I've been a snow boarder for about 6 […]
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A Day in Salzburg

Why Go to Salzburg? Salzburg is famous for being the birth place of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the filming location for “The Sound of Music”, a 1965 American musical drama starring the famous Julie Andrews. Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria and situated near the German (Bavarian) border, […]
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Vienna: The Wonders of an Old World Empire

Vienna Rathaus park Stephensdom Vienna State Opera House Why Vienna? Many people want to see and experience Europe and all its cultural offerings, but the size and shear volume of destinations can make this a daunting trip financially […]
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Bonaire: The B in the ABC of the Caribbean

Bonaire : The B-eautiful in the ABC islands of the Caribbean.   A little bit about Bonaire Island Having the time to enjoy this fantastic Caribbean jewel I understand why the Dutch wanted to make sure it was a part of their kingdom, it is absolutely paradisiacal. Bonaire for a […]
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5 Days on 4 Mountains – Exploring Ski Amadé

To tell the truth, I didn’t expect much from this years skiing. We almost didn’t go at all. We really had organised everything last minute, and our GPS broke on the day of leaving home. But… surprisingly good things start often unexpected ways, don’t they?   An easy plan The Family […]
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Bucharest: A Walk through History I

Unlike a good part of the countries forming the Eastern Block before 1989, Romania still remains a mysterious destination for most of the tourists. Situated at what is called the Eastern boarder of the European Union, it recently started to welcome people coming from all over the world. On one […]
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