Taking the night train from Brussels to Vienna
Train travel has always been one of my favourite way to travel: it takes obviously longer than planes, but it is less stressful, you can roam around freely in the compartment and it is much more comfortable. Also, you get to see beautiful landscapes passing by as you get to your destination.
Magical things to do in Vienna around Christmas
Vienna is one of those beautiful cities that feel like you just walked in a fairy tale town, with its stunning buildings, beautiful architecture and gorgeous palaces. Around Christmas, it gets even more magical with light installations, Christmas markets that fill the air with a festive cheer and the smell of mulled wine and spices,…
A weekend in Graz, Austria
Located in the South-Eastern part of Austria, in a region called Styria, close to the Slovenian border, Graz is, despite its less than 300 thousands inhabitants, the second biggest city in Austria. It is a modern and vibrant city, with a stunning UNESCO-World-Heritage centre and an amazing cultural scene, so much so that it earned…
Christmas markets in Vienna
The first thing that gets me really excited about winter and December in general is Christmas and, more precisely, Christmas markets. There is something about them which makes me feel so festive and puts me in a great mood.
8 Things to do in Linz, Austria
Linz is Austria’s third-largest city, although it is not as famous as Vienna or Salzburg. However, it is worth the visit if you find yourself in the north of Austria one day, or if you are a fan of electronic arts and modern art in general.
Going to a ball in Vienna
Exactly one year ago today – the day that I started to write this post – I went to the IAEA Staff Association ball in the stunning Hofburg Palace, in the centre of Vienna. This has probably been one of the highlights of last year as it was truly an extraordinary experience.
The Ars Electronica Festival in Linz
Last September I moved to Vienna for a few months, and during this time I tried to travel as much as possible in and around Austria. My very first weekend there was thus dedicated to Austria’s third-largest city, Linz.