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December 9, 2017

Advent in Salzburg

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December 6, 2017

November recap

by ada

November felt like it will never end – I struggled to cope with life on every possible level. I was homesick for Bregenz, didn’t really get Linz and went to work with a pain of anxiety in my stomach every day. It did not really help that, for the first time in my life, I worked in the classic 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday setting and absolutely hated it. It made me finally understand all those TGIF memes on the internet, haha.

No wonder that I accomplished almost nothing in November other than visiting the small town of Haag…

…the abbey of Melk, inspiration setting for Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose…

…and the oldest Austrian town, Enns:

I’ve already met Hungarians on the top of the Mount St. Odile, under the lighthouse in the Lindauer haven, in the Migros on the Marktstrasse in Bern and on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg. So I wasn’t even surprised to see this in Mauthausen:

Very much like Hungarians, black cats are everywhere, too. Here they provide security services:

In the middle of November I spent a few days at home. We celebrated my sister’s birthday…

…made some half-hearted attempt at Christmas decoration…

…and played board games with Milo, Móricka and The Cat:

The rest of the month I slept through in a Sevofluran induced coma, only going out in the evenings to buy food.

December 5, 2017

the gloomy month of November

by ada

A gloomy month indeed; spent with some good books. I didn’t become a fan of Maisie Dobbs, though.

December 4, 2017

Enns

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December 3, 2017

Stadt Haag

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December 2, 2017

Mauthausen

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December 1, 2017

Stift Melk

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November 29, 2017

Melk

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November 26, 2017

October recap

by ada

On the first day of October (yep, we’re still talking 2015 here) I left Bregenz and crossed Austria to my next placement in Linz:

I moved into my new service apartment only to find out that, due to some mysterious hospital bureaucracy problems (which, to this day, are still unclear to me)  I can’t start working until November. So in a two-hour time span I 1) took a job and had it postponed 2) moved in and out of this room. I should have taken this as a warning sign, turn on my heels and run, never looking back – this would have saved me nine months of misery. Too bad I’m not good at listening to my gut feelings, haha.

Anyway. I had a month to pass, so I took my stuff to a friend’s place and left Linz for Budapest, just on the same day I arrived, to spend the following two weeks at home with my family:

We went on a lot of adventures (properly geared up, of course)…

…and even the rain could not hold us back…

…from meeting crocodiles with sharp teeth…

…and watching sharks being fed:

Most of the time, we had fun…

…until it got to the point of making important decisions, like who gets to drive the car:

Fortunately all we had to do for peace was to bring Halloween a few weeks forward:

Our hard work resulted in this:

In the second half of October I took on a short assignment in Mariazell…

…the home of gingerbread…

…and Our Lady of Hungary:

It is really the best place to spend autumn time:

I was living in a hotel for two weeks – a welcome change to all those service apartments of the past few years. This is what I saw from my balcony:

When I wasn’t leaving for work so early the moon was still up…

…I spent my days eating heart-shaped food…

…collecting autumn paraphernalia…

…and exploring the kingdom of the Ötscher…

…which is a fun place to be both during the day…

…and night:

I got to know this road leading into town…

…and this one, leading out of it, really well:

They took me to the top of mountains…

…and under ground:

Deep into forests…

…over waters…

…to my dream house where I want to spend my life…

…in good company:

I saw the first snow…

and the first snowman of the season:

I took the Stairways To Heaven…

…and some questionable forms of transportation…

…to leave Lower Austria…

…for Styria:

The final conclusion of the month? The same road leads to both heaven and hell. Where you finally end up depends on sheer luck and on that alone.

October 24, 2017

Mariazell – saying goodbye

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October 21, 2017

when summertime is done

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October 20, 2017

o hushed October morning mild

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I liked both of these books but don’t ask me more about them, because it’s been two years since I’ve read them. Two. Whole. Years. I am the worst blogger ever.

October 19, 2017

Scheibbs

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October 17, 2017

Nixhöhle

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October 1, 2017

Erlaufstausee

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September 26, 2017

Ötschergräben – part 2

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September 15, 2017

Ötschergräben – part 1

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July 2, 2017

Gemeindealpe – Gipfelbahn

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June 24, 2017

Gemeindealpe – Bodenbauer-Express

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June 17, 2017

Mitterbach am Erlaufsee

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June 16, 2017

Mariazell – erLEBZELTEREI Pirker

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June 16, 2017

Mariazell – Bürgeralpe

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June 14, 2017

on the road

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June 13, 2017

Erlaufsee

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June 12, 2017

Mariazell – Kalvarienberg

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June 11, 2017

Mariazell – Basilika Mariä Geburt

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June 10, 2017

Mariazell – the second round, part 2

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June 9, 2017

my Mariazell neighbourhood

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June 8, 2017

Mariazell – the first impressions, part 2

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June 7, 2017

Mariazell – the first impressions, part 1

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