Richard Asher

Expat’s Voice | The (Other) Sound of Music

Austrians like to show off their serious appreciation of classical music. But if you want them to erupt into joyful singing, you’ve got to play them some Austropop. And you may learn some Dialekt, too It was two o’clock on a Friday morning. I’d followed a herd of colleagues to Bettelalm: a sweaty underground cavern […]
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Cricket in Austria | Searching for the Perfect Pitch

Cricket is everywhere in Austria – if you know where to look. "Er spielt für uns!” (“He’s playing for us”) comes the ­repeated ­chirp ­from som...

Sport | Mallet-Time: Where to Play Croquet in Vienna

Croquet has a small but fervent fan base in Austria The first challenge you face when discussing croquet in Austria is explaining that it’s not t...