Tag: living abroad

A Long Weekend in Lisbon

One by one we’re checking places off our European bucket list, with Lisbon being our latest adventure. It’s a coastal city which has elements of Mediterranean cities we’ve visited. It’s also commonly likened to its sister city, San Francisco. Having visited both, I can see the similarities of the hills, cable cars, and even having the…

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Brussels for Beer

This post was written by Hubs Belgium.  The land of beer, chocolate, waffles, and french fries.   Elaine and I managed to hit 3 of the 4 in that list.  Sadly, no frites were to be had.  To make up for it, I had waffles whenever possible, and Elaine explored the chocolate shops – and even…

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Chocoholics Rejoice!

Belgium is mostly famous for two things: chocolate and beer. I don’t drink, but Hubs is a huge beer connoisseur. With that in mind, I had arranged for us to spend a Sunday afternoon, apart, tasting our favorite things. When I first arrived in Brussels I was overwhelmed with all the chocolate shops. Every other…

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Oh, the places you’ll go

It’s been a while since I sat down and thought about my expat life. I could ramble on and on about how it has changed me and so on, but I think I’ve covered that in past posts and those closest to me know how I feel about living in Vienna. Originally, Hubs and I…

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A Night to Remember

Last night was another “pinch me” moment. Hubs and I attended the IAEA Ball at the Hofburg Palace. As we entered the palace, it felt like we were stepping into a fairytale surrounded by beautiful architecture and ambience. There were several rooms that played different types music, so you could roam around and dance to classical,…

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Halfway

I can’t believe that we’ve been living in Vienna for a year and half now.  Technically, we’re halfway through our time here, although, I have a strong feeling that we’ll stay as long as we can. In the last six months, my attitude has changed about Vienna.  Dare I say it? Besides the Viennese people,…

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Wir machen Urlaub

It’s not uncommon to see “We’re on holiday” signs in storefronts around town. It’s especially a popular sighting during the summer months. You see, under Austrian law, it’s required to provide at least five weeks of leave.  Which doesn’t include sick leave or the numerous holidays Austrians get.  Although Hubs doesn’t receive any of the…

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Refocusing

This has been the longest stretch of time that I’ve gone without blogging. The main reason I’ve taken a break is that I’ve been busy “living”.  In the past, I was so caught up in blogging, taking an obscene amount of pictures, and wondering what to write about next, that I’ve forgotten to enjoy where…

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