Austria

June 17, 2017

I just couldn't leave Austria without a bit of re-cap. I know I've droned on and on about how much I loved this amazing country, but before we leave, there are just a few things I needed to write about - the funny, the quirky, and the beautiful.

1. Wood Piles.

We were in...

June 11, 2017

One reason that we fell in love with Austria is because we made such good friends there. We met these wonderful families at church, and they were so warm and fun and we instantly hit it off! I really valued being able to get a local's perspective about the country and...

June 4, 2017

Hi, my name is Zahli. This story is about my cold dive in Austria. Have any of you heard of a Marmot? Well, if you don't know, a marmot is an animal that looks a bit like a beaver, except it doesn't have a long tail. One day we decided to go on a walk to see Marmots up...

May 6, 2017

We loved Austria. Completely, absolutely loved it! I have come to realize that life is generally better while being surrounded by gorgeous scenery. Like, if you have to do certain things in life anyway; breastfeed, change a poopy nappy, entertain a toddler, or listen t...

April 30, 2017

Austrians seemed to be always outdoors. In the Summer, people everywhere were walking, hiking, riding, swimming and engaging with the stunning nature. That's why there are playgrounds on top of the world, and why even us, the Gilberts, the most non-walking kinda family...

February 28, 2017

One of the main things that I wanted to do in coming to Europe was a Sound of Music Tour. Also, considering our restricted luggage and car space, our focus was to be more on experiences rather than accumulating souvenirs. I did however come up with three main treasures...

February 22, 2017

I have 4 favourite cities from our travels, and Salzburg is one of them. It is beautiful. The river, the history, the music and culture everywhere. It is not too big and had a really cool vibe. Our first time experiencing this fantastic city was after church on our fir...

February 18, 2017

Ross and I decided to attempt the great sightseeing drive in Austria called Grossglockner. It is an amazing high alpine road that goes over and through the tallest peaks in the Austrian Alps. It finishes at the 9km Pasterze, which is the longest glacier in the Eastern...

February 5, 2017

We started exploring the surrounding area of Maria Alm. There are a group of towns nearby and using our handy Hochkonig card, we started to discover some of the fun things to do. Wow, it did not disappoint! Both Ross and I are suckers for beautiful scenery and the Alps...

January 31, 2017

I have never liked bush-walking. I see it as laborious, boring and rather pointless. I feel totally different if I'm on a horse, but then there is a point  to the foray into nature, the point being horse-riding. I grew up in the country and I do love nature. I love swi...

January 28, 2017

We decided that we needed to find somewhere to just unwind and settle in a bit without all of the crazy traveling around. Unfortunately it was right in the middle of the peak tourist summer season so there wasn't much choice in the way of affordable accommodation in Ge...

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