Category Archives: Austria Summer ’12

Hello from Vienna Airport

Ok, this vacation is coming to an end. We are done with checking in of our tons of luggage (who knew, on the way TO Africa one can take TWO pieces of 23kg each! YEAH!) And now free wifi at … Continue reading

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Giant pork knuckle @ Salm Bräu

For one last Austrian culinary experience: This “Surstelze” is not only the size of Julius’ head … at 20.40€ it feeds easily 2.5 people. And on sundays they give it away at 15€ ! I did not try it, but … Continue reading

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Belvedere Palaces, Gardens and Museums

We are back in Vienna, for one night. And we found that none of us has been to Belvedere yet. It is a very beautiful complex with 2 Baroque palaces and a great garden in between. The palaces are now … Continue reading

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One week half board

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More on horseback riding.

Julius has been taking lessons every day here so far. One day even two. He seems to enjoy it and the 2 teachers alternate, as do the horses, so far we had Mona, Diego, Carlos, Armani, Cassidy …. It is … Continue reading

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Lunch @ Forsthaus, Fischbach

Ritsu and I took a trip (yep, just us) to a place in the middle of nowhere which happens to have a bunch of nice reviews online and 2 toques in the Gault Millau guide. The restaurant does not look … Continue reading

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They even have a “pool” here!

This is actually from a few days ago, when we still had sunshine. This little lake is really nice and the kids are loving it. Since then most days have been overcast (while still at a pleasant 19C˚) and now … Continue reading

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Wenigzeller Barefoot Park

Yesterday, to round up the birthday festivities, we went to the Wenigzell Barefoot Park, a semi-short trail of about 1km, but you need about half an hour to do it, as you walk barefoot on all kinds of different surfaces. … Continue reading

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GiddyUp!

His second lesson here today. So far everything on a lead (going in circles), but today he did some first attempts in the next gait. After walk and trot, there is canter!

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Happy Birthday Julius! (as usual, with video)

2011 a, 2011 b (Cascina Vrona, Italy) 2010 (Fattoria Lovera, Italy) 2009 (Seefeld/Mösern, Austria) 2008 (Arosa, Switzerland) 2007 (Hintertux, Austria) 2006 (Cape Town, South Africa) 2005 (Suva, Fiji) 2004 (Suva, Fiji)

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Picking mushrooms

Our first hike was a very pretty round walk through the nearby forrest. Not too long, but nicely diverse, with a creek which we had to cross twice and ups and downs through brushy stuff and forrest roads that looked … Continue reading

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First Dinner @ Narnhoferwirt

After a 2h drive we arrived at our next destination, where we are going to stay for a while. This place came with a half board option, which is great, as the place is pretty much in the middle of … Continue reading

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Donnersbachwald / Riesneralm / Hochsitz

Today we had to leave our home for one week and move on. But since our SommerCard was still valid, we wanted to take in one more cable car, one more mountain. We checked on our map what was on … Continue reading

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Planai Panorama Hike

Obachan and Ojichan arrived according to plan in Schladming by train (well, train had some maintenance, so they used shuttle busses) and after they settled into their hotel (and got their own SommerCard) we chased them up a mountain right … Continue reading

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Dachstein, highest peak in this area.

We had waited for perfect weather, since with our SommerCard, we can do the Dachstein cable car for free only once every 7 days. We had also realized that with nice weather, the masses would also want to go there. … Continue reading

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