Smoking in Austria

Having lived in Austria for over two months now, I started to look a little bit beyond the charm of mountainous backdrops and the sweet taste of Sachertorte. It is hard to argue that, objectively, it is a great country to live in for many reasons: high standard of living, decent wages, excellent social security…

Christmas in Austria

Many people have asked me, over the past couple of days, about my thoughts after spending Christmas in Austria for the first time. I actually really enjoyed the experience and decided to write this little post to elaborate on some of the reasons, why I feel so positive about it. Keeping the spirit alive The…

How I met Krampus and got into Christmas mood!

My first encounter with Krampus in Austria took place at a local grocery store. I was searching for some chocolate snacks for December 6th (which is St. Nicolas’ Day unlike the actual Christmas Day) and came upon an unusual package containing two chocolate figurines. One of the figurines was St.Nicolas (Nikolo) and the other one…

What to see in Berlin

Sights Jüdisches Museum: if I were to pick one museum to visit, this would be it. It’s very unique and -thanks to its location in Berlin – it has a very strong historical context and powerful message. If you ever wondered how Germany addresses Holocaust, it is definitely worth visiting. Holocaust Memorial – make sure…