To see a little more of Austria and learn more of its history, we had a field trip to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, the Monastery of Saint Florian, and the little village of Hallstatt. I will write a separate article on the experiences from the concentration camp and the Holocaust survivor we heard a few … More St. Florian and Hallstatt
Prague is a city filled with many small sights that you discover just by walking the streets. The first of these we found were some art exhibits located outside the Kampa Museum. Art plays a big part in Prague’s atmosphere and aesthetic. There is lots of street art, but also a lot of graffiti. Sometimes … More Prague: the Smaller Sights
I found the architecture of Prague to be fascinating and quite different from Salzburg and other more Western European countries I have been to. There is every time period and style from Romanesque to Art Noveau to Cubist. Here are some features I found attractive in the city, beginning with my new favourite building: the … More Prague: The Architecture
We began our only full day in Prague by getting breakfast at Bohemia Bagel as it was a short walk from the Airbnb (also who doesn’t like bagels?). The food here was amazing and we ended up going again the next morning as well. After finishing up at the cafe, we headed towards the “castle … More Prague: The Castle Complex
After getting settled in Salzburg, I felt it was time to start exploring Europe. Due to a number of factors, from pricing to language to other friends studying abroad, we chose Prague, the “veritable Disneyland of Europe,” as Michael, one of the friends who joined me, would later say. Five of us, in other words … More An Outline of My Weekend in Prague
Living in Salzburg, there is no way to get away from the classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Every store carries Mozart balls (a candy made of chocolate and marzipan), if not also Mozart perfume or Mozart rubber duckies. On Mozart’s actual birthday, January 27, both Mozart museums offer free admission and there are various celebrations … More Mozart Week
The day after the snowshoeing debacle, we met up with our mountain guide Alex once again to go to Bad Gastein, a ski resort about an hour-and-a-half by train outside of Salzburg.
When I heard we would be snowshoeing, I imagined meandering through the countryside with tennis-racket like equipment on my feet. Instead, I climbed a mountain (I would like to clarify here that it was not a hill; we climbed over 1,200 feet on this “hike”) with high-tech plastic and metal contraptions strapped to my feet.
The path to school is an interesting one: we must go up a mountain, down a mountain, through a mountain, and cross a river. However, it only takes around 25 minutes at a fast speed with no detours (so better than Ireland time-wise…).