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...

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 somewhere behind the stumps. The Vienna Cricket Club ba...
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Travel | Dine Like a Kaiser in Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna

To truly dine like a Kaiser take in three Habsburg capitals in one day It’s the decadence of proximity. In our tight-knit corner of Europe even the budget traveler can be a globe trotter....
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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 the same thing as cricket. The concept of both, it’...