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Friday Distractions: June 24, 2016

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It’s mid-summer, the sun is scheduled to shine for the next two days straight and the weekend is winking at us. You ready for some Friday fun?   We woke up this morning to the verdict of Brexit. I find it hard to believe that the UK will be leaving, and am worried for my EU friends with livelihoods in …

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What to see, do and eat in Vienna. An Insider’s Guide.

In Blogging, Books, Expat, Travel Tips, Travelling, Uncategorized, Vienna by Carly7 Comments

I’m pretty excited to share this with you guys. It’s something I’ve been working on for a while, and I cannot wait to release it into the world… Every summer, we are lucky enough to get a tonne of visitors through Vienna and without fail, each will ask me; ‘Where should we eat, what should we do, what do I need to …

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Friday Distractions: June 17, 2016

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This week was a tough one you guys. Shootings in Orlando in the happiest of dancing places, a gay bar, and then a politician gunned down in the UK. Horrific. We’re headed to the Gay Pride Parade in Vienna on Saturday and I’m hoping it will be a chance to share in solidarity and celebrate life and love. This Friday’s …

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Friday Distractions: June 10, 2016

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Your weekly Friday fun distractions are here! Grab a coffee or gin and tonic (no judgements) and ease into the weekend with these. Wanderlust magazine UK has a look at Austria on a plate: 7 foodie experiences. Can confirm the cheese & milk from huts along the Kitzbühler Alpen are the best you will have in your life! Men who marry …

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Book Review: Mother Tongue

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Language learning is an everyday Everest. As someone who has struggled to pick up a second language despite living in the country where said language is regularly spoken (albeit it in a thousand different dialects!), I am in awe of any person who picks up multiple languages, seemingly on the fly. Christine Gilbert’s travel and language memoir, Mother Tongue, takes this concept …

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Friday Distractions: June 3rd, 2016

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It’s Friday, so let’s face it, you’re only half-capable of concentrating anyway. Ease your way into the weekend my friends with these Friday fun reads. There’s some long reads, video and a handful of my favourite blog posts from around the web. Enjoy! After 3 years working in Austria, I’m getting better at leaving the office on time, but the …

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How to Plan for the Expat Trip Home

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I hate to admit it, but I think the spreadsheet saved us. Planning a holiday with a spreadsheet is, for me, the opposite of fun. A small piece of my soul crawled up my throat and died when Stefan first suggested it. To be fair, he had good reason. The Backstory On our first trip to Australia in 2012, 3 …

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The never-ending battle with German

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It lurks, like a boil, or a heavy dull ache at the top of your neck. The kind of pain that hits from within your skull and reverberates outward. Thumping against the casing of your brain, until you can no longer take it. I’m talking of course about German grammar. And guilt. Oh so much guilt. I’ve been taking German …

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Brunch in Melbourne is INSANE

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I blame growing up in Melbourne entirely for my brunch obsession. Living there in my early twenties, walking distance from the now hugely hipster areas of Fitzroy, Collingwood and North Carlton absolutely destroyed my perception of what brunch ‘should’ be. See brunch at 22 years old was an institution for my ragtag group of friends. We were young theatre makers, artists, lawyers, writers, drinkers …