111 places in Vienna to see. Challenge accepted!

Discovering new places in Vienna

Discovering new places in Vienna

Great book for getting to know Vienna: 111 places in Vienna that you shouldn´t miss. The author´s name is Peter Eickhoff. Unlike the normal tourist books or travel guides, the writer carefully selected the most interesting spots in the city. Each of the locations has a great story, and a detailed explanation of its uniqueness.

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Mastering Dolce Far Niente

Reading a Book about Vienna. Museums Quartier. Enjoying the #indiansummer

Reading a Book about Vienna. Museums Quartier. Enjoying the #indiansummer

“We call it ‘dolce far niente.’ It means ‘the sweetness of doing nothing.’”  

Quote: Eat, Pray, Love.

Every day I try to channel my inner Julia Roberts, by enjoying the little pleasures with no specific purpose or meaning. Cafes, long walks, reading or eating gelato. Sounds easy and just like a perfect relaxing life. But, honestly, I suck at it.

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5 things an Expat in Germany or Austria understands

Sometimes when moving abroad, frustration kicks in. This is my personal way of draining. 1) Toilette paper or sand paper!? I truly don’t get it, are they trying to save the rain forest by selling the worst toilette paper imaginable? Are the … Continue reading

The Phone Does Not Ring!

As phone junkie, one of the hardest things about living in a new country was getting use to the idea that the phone never rings. It is a fact. I mean, my family and close friends live in other time zones, so they are all sleeping while I am having lunch. And, by the time they leave their office, I am in my Pjs ready to sleep.

So, over the years, thankfully, I have come to peace with the need to receive calls during the day. Though, I have developed an excessive use of Instagram and Facebook, as a way to connect with love ones. Also, with whatts app and other messaging services which are quite useful. (I will post about group chats another day, so much to say!)

As time goes by, it does get easier. And once in while, I get a surprising call from a new friend, or my parents back home. This makes my day.  Other times, false alarms like wrong numbers or telemarketing, just make me laugh, and remind me to put the phone in silence.

I guess it’s how you deal with the change, you let it beat you or you embrace it. =)

My iphone clock settings. Keeping up with the family.

My iphone clock settings. Keeping up with the family.