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

Oh Vienna

If it wasn't for the birdsong, it'd be perfectly quiet here in Donaustadt. Preparing my cup of English Breakfast tea, I look out the kitchen window at the neighbours in their kitchen doing pretty much the same thing, probably thinking the same thing too: please let there be some milk in the fridge. There is: … Continue reading Oh Vienna