Author: Sandra K. Barnidge
Spring in Vienna
It’s finally Frühling! This is our second and final spring in Vienna, and I’ve been taking full advantage of our city’s first bloom.Read More »
Matt’s Gothic Birthday
This weekend was Matt’s birthday! Read More »
The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea. (Danish writer Karen Blixen)
February is a tough time to be a lot of places, and Vienna is no exception. Volatile weather, gray skies, cranky people — this month is not our adopted city’s finest, and we were very much in need of a getaway.
And what better place to design an uplifting weekend than Copenhagen, capital of the world’s happiest country and a headquarter of Scandinavian style?
Nowhere blends the beautiful with the absurd quite like Prague. Last weekend, my brother joined us as we braved the cold to check it out.
January is a dreary time in Vienna, and left to my own devices, I’d be huddled under a blanket and never leave the apartment. But my brother came to visit during his college break, and come hell or high snow, we had sights to see.
Together, Paul and I took more than 700 photos during his two-week stay. Here are just a few!Read More »
Our Christmas trip to Texas was plagued by weather delays, “technical difficulties,” and inexplicable reroutes by Delta Airlines. A 15-hour travel itinerary ultimately turned into a grueling three-day mess, complete with a lost bag. But there was one highlight along the way: an unexpected night in Paris.Read More »
I know I’ve said this many times, but nobody does Christmas like the Austrians. Nobody.
Almost every European city has a Christmas market of some sort, but Vienna (of course) claims to have started it all with a massive December market in 1294.
I decided to walk my way through Advent season by visiting 25 of Vienna’s more than 40 annual Christmas markets, pop-ups, and bazaars. (Matt was a good sport for about a half dozen!) To do so, I traveled to some of Vienna’s farthest corners and visited many of the city’s lesser known parks and landmarks.
So, without further ado, grab a cup of glühwein (mulled wine) and take a look at Sandy’s Advent Calendar of Advent Markets.