Sadly, I missed Easter in Austria this year. I was enjoying some much needed sun and friend catch-ups in Australia. Like Christmas, it seems that Easter is taken a lot more seriously over here. Once again, completely different if you’re religious. So despite my not having actually been here, here are my impressions of it.
Month: October 2014
Silvester – Happy New Year in Austrian style
That’s New Year’s to us English speaking people. The name comes from the fourth century Pope Sylvestor the first. Eventually made a saint by the Catholic Church, his feast day is observed on December 31.Anyway, enough of the history… onto the good part!
Raclette – the meal that keeps on giving
This is definitely one of my top meal discoveries from Austria. Traditionally a Swiss dish, Raclette is enjoyed by many countries around Europe and is what I would call an interactive meal.
The wonderful world of visa applications – Take 1 – The student visa
I don’t think it matters which country you’re in, or what visa you’re applying for… they’re always nasty and turn out to be a lot more complicated than originally thought.
Though we were prepared for the pain and work involved it was definitely still a highly stressful process. Continue reading