Accidentally skiing to the Czech Republic and Our Man Dave

This week, I finally got the chance to try Langlaufen which is something that all the Austrians I know rave about, from the students of 16 to the teachers to 70-year-old Eva. As I've mentioned before, I like to live life on the edge (remember when I attended what I thought was going to be … Continue reading Accidentally skiing to the Czech Republic and Our Man Dave

Salzburg: paragliding, dirndls and Miami Weiss (aka the most money I have ever spent in 72 hours)

Another weekend away, another change of the group chat name. (If you’re interested: Sassburg. Not my finest I’ll admit, but Prahahahaha was peak.) Eva dropped me off in Linz after an hour’s chat in the car about how everything in life has a meaning, and Emma and I made our way to the station and … Continue reading Salzburg: paragliding, dirndls and Miami Weiss (aka the most money I have ever spent in 72 hours)

Christmas in Austria (featuring half-man, half-goat zombie-devils)

It had been a good week. For some reason, most of my classes had been in a good mood and I’d really made an effort to plan fun activities and take liberties a bit more with the teachers. Of course, I’m always slightly constrained by what topics they want me to cover, but I’ve decided … Continue reading Christmas in Austria (featuring half-man, half-goat zombie-devils)

#AUSTRIA: Hallstatt, Thanksgiving and the Eislaufkurs

Austria is a funny place. In many ways, I think Austrians are very similar to British people – shy, even cold at first, and very polite, but incredibly friendly and welcoming later on. Both cultures love to have a drink and a laugh and I think the food is similar too, though the Austrians would … Continue reading #AUSTRIA: Hallstatt, Thanksgiving and the Eislaufkurs