Splash! Swimming pools, like any other enclosed public space, run on rules both official and unwritten to ensure safety and hygiene – these rules go beyond the lifeguard’s whistle. But different countries have different waters; and Vienna’s pool system has its own rules, some universal, some specific to the city. So when you’re taking a […]
It doesn’t take being born here to belong. The most convincing Viennese are from all over Austria and the world and have adopted the ways of the city. Vienna lures you into its grasp and before you know it you’ve said “heast” or “oida”, at least under your breath. Here are 16 tell-tale signs you’ve made the cut. You […]
So you’ve been here for a while, but still aren’t sure if you’ve truly integrated? If you answer yes to at least 6 things on this list, you’ve arrived. Congratulations. Your weekend begins at 3pm on a Friday afternoon. Actually, make that 2pm. You’ve walked down a street full of restaurants insisting there is nowhere to […]
Do the slogans and quips from U.S. elections stand up to the test of time? Test your meme-ory! This election has seen its fill of wacky catchphrases: from “Build the Wall!” to “Basket of Deplorables,” and (my personal favorite) “FFS, WTF IS HAPPENING WITH THIS WORLD?!!!!” – just a few that have sired more internet […]
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in more places around the world than is any other national festival. Vienna is no exception! Whether or not you hail from the Emerald Isle, March 17th is the day to embrace all things Irish. Celebrate St. Patrick's ...
Oh Christoph Waltz, making Austria so proud. His bemused grin makes us love him even more, even when we know he’s taking the piss, we kind of want to buy whatever he’s holding in his hand. Like the Galaxy Note7, even if it might blow up on you, Waltz makes it seem like it’s worth the […]