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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
how to viennese design art
You don’t need to be an artist’s muse to live like Alma Mahler. Vienna is bustling with design pieces that can turn your flat into a stylish Gesamtkunstwerk Your tranquil urban island has seen better days? What you need are just the right Viennese design elements to transform your living space. But where to find them? Like the turn of...
Willhaben secondhand goods in Vienna
The U.S. has Craig’s List. Brits adore Gumtree. But Austria has Willhaben, the country’s biggest peer-to-peer marketplace for secondhand goods. But it’s more than just an online flea market – it’s a wonderful way to see Vienna’s nooks and crannies. So, you’re new in Vienna and you’ve finally got your paws on a coveted set of apartment keys. Next stop IKEA,...
long distance relationships
When it feels like distance has doomed your love life, don't give up so soon. Long-distance relationships are living proof that love is not just physical. I can feel you next to me even when you’re thousands of miles away.” – Paulo Coelho Mozart has been through it, Beethoven has, and so has Nietzsche. So it’s nothing new, and many people...
stop domestic violence
When love goes bad, many cases of violence go unreported. Here is how Vienna offers support for victims and families Think of five women you know. Chances are one has experienced physical violence and two have been psychologically abused in a relationship. In a 2014 EU study, interviews with 42,000 women confirmed that 1 in 3 women in Austria are psychologically...
urban zen
Finding ways to take it easy in the city bustle can give you new strength in health and spirit It’s Monday; you wake up to a leak in your kitchen and a panicked email from your boss. Your heart rate escalates, your mind clouds over… and it’s only 7:30 AM. The melee of modern life rarely slows long enough for you...
being pregnant in Vienna
Your guide to being pregnant in Vienna, Austria – a great place to have a baby, but make sure you have your “MuKi” Having a child is one of life’s richest experiences. But for expectant mothers (and fathers) pregnancy can also be a confusing and daunting time – one made even more challenging if you’re an expat planning to give...
Be a diplomat
The ultimate dream jobs in public service take patience, persistence and good language skills. If you’re lucky, you even get to save the world Additional reporting by Jennifer Cornick Forget the glamor and intrigue of Hollywood diplomats. For most, the Foreign Service means navigating the perils of protocol amid marathon meetings and mountains of mind-numbing reports. And very occasionally, the haphazard...

How to be a Spy

be a spy
Are you cut out for 00 status? Improve your combat skills, polish your manners, and become wine, poker and dance floor savvy. It could just save your life In America, spies in trench coats are usually bugging your office and listening in on your phone calls. In Britain, her majesty’s secret servants are busy codebreaking between rounds of cricket. In Vienna,...
antiques
Vienna is teeming with ancient goodies and there are plenty of experts to help distinguish the Wedgwood from the deadwood In a shop called Dead People’s Stuff, I reveled in rummaging through the old costume jewelry, clocks and knick-knacks that vied for space with end tables and old sofas. It was the closest thing to an antiques store in the...
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