Salzburg on a shoestring with two kids, in two days: part 1

There's a lot to see in Salzburg; experts have calculated you'd need a good 5 and a half days to see it all. We had two. So we had to skip stuff, obviously. Like men, women, and children at an 'all-you-can-eat-buffet' with only 10 minutes to go before the restaurant closes, we had to be strategic about our gluttony. But … Continue reading Salzburg on a shoestring with two kids, in two days: part 1

Wieners

I’ve been watching Viennese people. They probably think that, as a tourist, I’m looking at the Hofburg Imperial Palace or Schloss Schönbrunn, but I’m looking at them. What’s more, I take photographs of them surreptitiously. In my defense, if I didn’t use subterfuge it wouldn’t really be possible at all. Es ist meine Lieblingsbeschäftigung, my … Continue reading Wieners

The Four Danubes of Vienna

Before landing in Koukla House, Greece, to start writing our book (that’s ‘The Zakynthos Project’) we’re spending a chilly month in Austria as Help Exchange guests with a family from Donaustadt, just outside Wien (Vienna). We’re settling in nicely in our Viennese hosts' house, hitting our stride by doing household jobs, helping Silvia and Pauls’ kids … Continue reading The Four Danubes of Vienna