Amanda Kontor

Amanda Kontor is a Polish-American transplant in Vienna who writes for work, play, and the defense of the Oxford comma.

Hullo, English Lovers! Routes Lets You Explore Three Countries in One Day!

I’m not in Ireland; I’m still in Austria, at a stop on Vienna’s annual citywide, city-sponsored walking tour called Routes. But for a moment before a cheery guide snaps me out of my trance — “Time to go to the next station, everyone!” — I’m convinced I’m at an open mic night in a Dublin […]
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Identity Issues

“Ausweis, bitte.” (ID please) The theater clerk’s smile slides into an incredulous hard line as she takes my University of Vienna ID to validate my st...