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It’s Friday Distractions time! Let’s indulge for a while, shall we?
With the sun consistently joining us this week, Shanigarten terraces starting to mushroom onto pavements and plans afoot this weekend to meander the dappled city, I can feel Vienna and the weekend coming alive. Ease your fine selves into the weekend vibe with these good reads.
Love this New York Times piece about Vera Wang – it captures the expat feeling of knowing who you are in a certain place and time
of knowing who you are in a certain place and time.
Caitlin Moran crushes it, as always for International Women’s Day – this will make you snort-laugh out loud: 12 Things about being a Woman Women Won’t Tell You
On the theme of Women’s Day this honest article from Brenna really hit home. Even though I’m no longer single, I hate when people presume my life goals were built around marriage and picket fences. That’s not how the world works buddy. ‘Please Stop Telling Me I ‘Just Need to Meet the Right Guy’
If you haven’t read this already, prepare to feel icky ordering your next Uber after learning how they treat their female engineers. One very strange year at Uber
Holly has a lovely interview with my favourite German teacher Johanna Pizzera, about the philosophies behind her alternative language school
Becki has me dreaming of ski days Skiing in Salzburg
While you’re in Tyrol you have to drop by Innsbruck – this guide to the city is gorgeous
On the other end of the spectrum – Drew & Julie got me dreaming of beach escapes in St Kitts
Deep dive from Brainpickings on the curse of busyness and why we should celebrate little joys. Amen to that.
This video is an adorable ode to the heart of an Expat.
Flora writes with so much heart. Loved this piece about Springtime and small moments.
And in absolute travel FOMO news – Marta has just launched an incredible Trans-Siberian journey complete with photographer and writing classes. I am so. damn. tempted. Would you go?
From the archives – Weekend Getaway Plans
A Weekend Getaway to Naturpark Sparbach if you want to stay local
Or, get international about it and hop a short train ride to one of my favourite cities in Europe – Budapest. Seems about time for a thermal spa I’d say.
Happy weekend guys, we’re off to celebrate Stefan’s birthday in one of my favourite quirky gin bars, undoubtedly followed by brunch the next day. What are your plans?