Favorite thing: Biking through a Viennese suburb. I seriously could have done this every day. Actually, my last two weeks in Vienna I did do this every day!

(Apologies for the strange colors again. No camera.)

There are bike/walking paths everywhere in Oberlaa, which is on the outskirts of Vienna. They go through fields, parks, along a creek, etc. It’s beautiful! 

I stumbled upon an apiary (collection of beehives) in the woods!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m very thankful to finally be home with my family for this holiday, but I do have to admit that I’ll kind of miss my Thanksgiving celebration in Vienna this year!


Dachstein Glacier is located in Styria, Austria. In winter, it’s a popular ski destination, but I was lucky enough to experience it at the end of summer. 

Beautiful, right?

Those tiny dots are people hiking the glacier. We hiked a bit, but instead of hiking the whole route opted to climb the rocky hill from where this photo was taken. It had some great views!

In the end, we were glad we didn’t do the whole hike because the clouds started rolling in and it got COLD! I guess that’s what happens were you’re 2,700 meters (8,800 feet) above sea level!

Just for fun, here’s a link to the Dachstein’s website. It has a few options for live cams of the area. Pretty neat. 

And now for some news. I’ve been on hiatus due to the fact that I packed up and moved away from Austria, traveled around California for two weeks and stayed in Colorado for two more weeks. That’s a lot of packing, unpacking and repacking. I’m finally back in Oklahoma where I’ll be spending some much needed family time before I begin my next adventure in (for those of you who don’t already know) VIETNAM!