Austria






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A journalist from the Sunday Post newspaper in Scotland contacted us recently after reading our blog. Could he ask a few questions, it was a great human interest story? Sure. OK. Our blog started out as a diary and an update for family and friends that we were safe, well, […]

Taking the kids out of school – did the papers ...


Fun and education at the same time? Do they mix? For sure they do. Either on the road travelling or in the back garden. One of the best examples we’ve seen of a “museum” getting it that fun, history and education go together is the 7000 year old salt mine […]

Austria: Hallstatt, the oldest salt mine in the world


By Matt Website : http://en.golm.at/alpine-coaster We had heard of the Alpine Coaster for quite a while now, we were planning on doing one on our travels. We were looking for a camper van stop and the next morning we went out and just next to us a 2.6 kilometre alpine coaster […]

Austria : Alpine Coaster and Flying Fox, Golm



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By Jen Salzburg is in the Salzkammergut region of Austria. It’s full of mountains and lakes waiting to be climbed up, walked round and swum in. Attersee is the biggest lake, and at 170 metres, the second deepest after Traunsee. One of the warmest lakes is Hintersee if you fancy […]

Austria: Hiking in Salzkammergut











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By Jen     Not only does our dear friend Irmi live in the loveliest house ever, where even the rhone pipes and fixtures are made of wood, in the field next door there’s an observatory with the only telescope of its kind in Europe. There are only FOUR like […]

Austria: Like, the coolest telescope EVER…..



Käse Spätzle is a traditional, cheesy pasta  stick-to-your-ribs dish.   Best served up in the mountains in the snow with a hot glass of Gluwein.  It’s been my favourite since my first trip to Austria, and I was more than a little bit excited when I found someone to show […]

Austria: How to make Käse Spätzle, an Austrian speciality


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By Adam Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser is an Austrian artist who believes that the straight line is alien to nature. His work is very colourful, and is shaped very organically.  You notice this immediately if you’ve ever seen any of his work. Before he died in 2000, his work had […]

Austria: Hundertwasser Haus, Vienna


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By Jen and Katie Opera is often seen as a bit elitist and la-dee-da.  Not  in Vienna.  500 STANDING TICKETS are snapped up, per performance, for a tiny 4€ or even tinier 3€ each, the idea being that anyone can try/enjoy it. Katie and I went to see Traviata this […]

Austria: Vienna State Opera House – How to buy standing ...