Conversations with the mountains

Conversations with the mountains

If Nature could speak, what would it say? A conversation between myself and the Schwarzenberg (for reference this is the grumpy mountain I talk about here).   Schwarzenberg: I haven’t seen you this week, do you want to come over and hang out? Me: Sure, let me grab my...
A dose of time travel

A dose of time travel

Medieval festival, an unconventional workout and an electric fence. Week 7. 7th – 13th July Why I love my team Saturday was a case in point of why I love my team, and their wild spontaneity. I woke up to a text from Max asking if I wanted to join them on a trip...
Oh Vienna

Oh Vienna

A grand library, new friends and 383 billion seconds. Week 6. 30th June – 6th July It’s been another whirlwind of a week – this time mostly in Vienna. Part of being an EVS volunteer includes arrival training, which is in Austria’s capital of Vienna. The training...
Throwing myself into the unknown

Throwing myself into the unknown

Flying Fox and a Quest for a Bicycle Week 5. 23rd – 29th June It was a cracker of a weekend, full of fresh air, adventure, a good dose of adrenaline and a flying fox. One of the biggest changes that I’ve had to accommodate into life in Austria, is to let go of...
Smoking with the kids

Smoking with the kids

Kangaroo-dog, cloudberries and a road trip. Week 4. 16th – 22nd June My weekend followed the theme of previous weekends – predominantly nature, which I am loving. It involved a long ramble up the Lasaberg, a hill just outside my front door, and a hike in...