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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Air Koryo Ilyushin Il-62
At one point in the early 1960s, the Ilyuschin Il-62 was the largest long-range airliner in operation with a range of 10,000 kilometers. Nowadays, the Soviet-built plane has largely been retired from active service.In Graz however, one Il-62 in particular has continued to find a new purpose even without taking off. The Novapark Hotel recently acquired the aircraft from...
students guide
Studying in Vienna? Put That Student ID to Good Use!With this many student deals and discounts available in Vienna, it’s perhaps no surprise that Austrians take their sweet time studying. (The average age for receiving your first degree is currently at 24.6!) To help you separate the best from the rest, we've scoured the internet and compiled the ones...
After rolling back the new law that would have prohibited smoking in restaurants and bars, Austria’s newly-minted conservative/right wing administration has decided to take refuge in audacity: Starting May 1st, smoking in Lokale will actually be mandatory.To enforce compliance, Interior Minister Herbert Kickl (FPÖ) has announced a new mounted police unit that will patrol hotspots in the 1st district...
From lightning over the Tatras to the growing firs on the slopes of Kriváň Mountain, the Slovak anthem praises the rugged beauty of this country in the heart of Europe that many travelers have yet to explore.
Two journalists, both first-hand witnesses of Slovakia’s transition from a place through the looking glass to a country at the heart of the European project, ponder the road it has taken and the challenges ahead.By Dardis McNamee & Pavol Múdry
The murder of journalist Ján Kuciak has shaken Slovakia out of its complacency. Here, big things often happen in years ending in “8”.Standing on a packed square in Bratislava as people around you jangle their keys and chant the slogans they remember – or that their parents have told them about – it is hard not to make comparisons. These are the symbols the Velvet...
anschluss
What would we have done? Trying to grasp what we can never fully understand.This year’s commemoration of the Anschluss of Austria by Nazi Germany, March 11 & 12, 1938, has been as engrossing as it has been hard to absorb. 80 years: The series of evenings on ORF, the Zeituhr 1938 retold in real time, the photographs and the...
The tiny village in Upper Austria is one of 50 unfortunately named places to receive premium access to Pornhub, the popular pornography website. Named after a sixth century Bavarian noble called Focko or Fuko, the people of Fucking are used to mockery. Viral videos have brought selfie-taking British tourists, traffic sign-stealing teens and even a beer brand named Fucking Hell,...
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