Stacy on September 18th, 2010

Every autumn, numerous villages in the Alpine regions of Austria and Germany celebrate the Almatrieb, the return of the cows and their herders from the Alps, where they have spent the summer.  This tradition is marked with festivals including food, music, and topped with the cattle parades and Viehscheid, where the cattle are separated and […]

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Stacy on August 20th, 2010

Well, the first tale I have to tell rather overshadowed a fairly nice day in Vienna–on the way back to the hotel, a (presumably drunk) older man slapped me on the tail in the subway station!  I mean, really!  Fortunately, he was moving pretty fast and apparently never skipped a beat, since he was halfway […]

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Stacy on August 19th, 2010

I have wanted to visit Vienna for a long time; I have leave I have to burn, so was lucky enough to get some time off for one last summer trip before school started.  (Side note–Rebecca is starting high school–AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!)  I got home late Wednesday night, so we got a bit of a late start […]

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