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Michael Bernstein

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American expat Michael Bernstein moved to Vienna in 2001, abandoning his previous career in arts administration. He is now a freelance writer, editor, translator and Internet Marketing consultant. He was a regular contributor to inventures.eu — an E-zine about the Austrian/CEE startup scene — and was Lead Editor for its 2015 Ventures Almanach. Photo: Visual Hub

Austria Warns Afghans to Stay Away

Millions of euros have been spent by federal and local government agencies and tourism boards to boost Austria’s image abroad through its snappy slogans, fancy websites, glossy brochures and spectacular film shorts. When it...
Zotter Chocolate

Business & Career: The Sweet Success of Zotter Chocolate

The Austrian chocolate maker Zotter puts social responsibility before maximum return and demonstrates that short-term profits and sustainable long-term growth are not mutually exclusiveAnyone who has visited its chocolate factory in Bergl, east of...

Until Brexit Do Us Part

What are British expats in Vienna saying about the potential impact of Brexit?These are trying times for the EU: with thousands of refugees straining the capacity to help, old alliances are threatened and tempers...

Tasteful Integration

A Syrian chef discovers the right recipe for success in his adoptive country  In January, I was invited by a friend – a fellow American with Syrian ancestry who likes to compare himself, at least...

Touchdown Blues

On being an expat NFL fan on Super Bowl Sunday, fighting to stay awake for the  kick-off, and making it to the half-time spectacle.  An American sports fan must compromise his viewing habits upon expatriating. When I moved...

City Life: Vienna’s No Tell Hotel

Discretion and privacy are paramount at the Hotel Orient – Vienna's time-honored institution of lust and debauchery Walking downhill from the Freyung, the elegant Jugend-stil entrance of the Hotel Orient at the bottom of the Tiefer...

City Life: Vienna’s No Tell Hotel – The Hotel Orient

Discretion and privacy are paramount at the Hotel Orient – Vienna's time-honored institution of lust and debauchery Walking downhill from the Freyung, the elegant Jugend-stil entrance of the Hotel Orient at the bottom of the Tiefer...
ukulele vienna

Yes, Uke Can! Ukulele Meetup in Vienna

The Wiener Ukulele Stammtisch brings amateur ukulele players together every month for an informal strum-and-sing meetupOn a Monday evening, in the nonsmoker backroom of the otherwise smoke-filled Cafe Einfahrt on the Karmelitermarkt, the 1. Wiener...

First Data on Education Level of Refugees Released

Civilians and policy makers are wary about how the influx of refugees who settle in Austria will impact the economy and labor force in the long-run. Though many people in Austria are fearful about...
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