Tag Archive: Zell am See

Nov 08

Hitting The Slopes – Our Favourite Snowboard and Ski Escapes

Arriving back to a very sultry Bangkok after six days meandering around a warm Northern Thailand on the Eastern and Oriental Express train, has got me thinking about cooler climates and opportunities in Asia for hitting the slopes. While catching up on her email today, Lara mumbled something about heading to Hokkaido in Japan in …

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Mar 04

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Feb 16

A Winter’s Tale: Our First Full Winter in Europe

Having just spent our first full winter in Europe, we thought it was time for some reflections on the last four months of our grand tour. Having lived in Sydney for many years, it’s fair to say that winter was of little consequence. Sure it gets a little chilly, but you have to drive a …

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Jan 04

Zell am See Take-Homes: Liquid Souvenirs

When we mainly stayed in hotels when we travelled we rarely went to supermarkets. Perhaps just to pick up bottles of water and some cold beers, maybe some snacks. But hotels became increasingly strict about what you could take into rooms, many installing mini-bars with sensors so that the moment you shifted something to clear space …

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Jan 03

A Krampus Christmas in Zell am See

We don’t have children. And because we don’t have children I’m in no position to offer advice to our friends and relatives who do. Or so they keep telling me. One friend once said “never, ever question how people raise their children until you have your own”. The life-changing experience flicks a switch in some …

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