Five Years in Austria – who would have thought?

Five years ago today I arrived in Austria.

I remember the pre-winter sky being impossibly blue. Nine degrees and sunny was pretty good for that time of year.

I was there on an adventure – a quest of love – a gamble.

I had no idea what was to come.

I could not have imagined that five years later I would still be here.

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Aussie shows on Netflix – coming home

netflix remoteNetflix is great… isn’t it?

Well, whatever your opinion it’s a bit of a turnaround for me, because I was always the one that insisted I would never pay for TV. I didn’t need all those extra random channels full of repeats and garbage… what was available on free to air was perfectly fine.

To be fair I wasn’t a huge TV watcher, but still.

Then I arrived in Austria. And suddenly TV was all German. All German. All. The. Time. And so I just stopped watching TV completely. And I did weird things like actually hiring or buying DVDs.

And then came Netflix.

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An Austrian Colonoscopy – what a pain in the ass

colonoscopy after
Spacing out post-procedure

This is it. I can hear you settling in with a packet of chips and a glass of wine. This is the blog post you have been waiting for, right?

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to experience an Austrian colonoscopy. These things are important, see? So if you need one, don’t put it off. Go and get it done!

And it’s not like I went and had it done just to write this blog post, but it was a very different experience from the one I had in Oz 10 years ago. So… I thought… why not?

And this is how it went:

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Weird things Austrians… eat – Snips

snipsSnips. Interesting, I thought. What could these be? I liked the name when I first saw them – Snips – that is a cool name for chips. Thomas told me they were great – as a kid he used to eat them a lot – all Austrians love them.

And I love chips – I am a chip lover.

So I bought a packet to try.

Go with me on this journey… imagine fluffy little morsels that taste kind of like…

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