Happy New Year! Guten Rusch ins Neue Jahr! As it’s New Year’s Eve, I thought I’d share an Austria New Year’s (or, Silvester) custom. I was introduced to this tradition last year by one of my English classes (thanks guys!).  Step by step guide to Bleigießen (lead melting) Step 1: Gather your ingredients. You’ll need: …

Missing Christmastime in Vienna today. This is my street when it was decorated for the season last year. 

I recently returned from a two-week-long East Coast trip! My boyfriend and I visited five cities: D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston and NYC. While it was fun and informative, it was also definitely exhausting. I guess cities are not exactly the best places to relax! Not to mention, it was cold and rainy much of the…