Stories from travels in


Graz, Austria: Feeding the soul

When it comes to feeding the soul, there is no shortage of churches in Graz. The skyline is dotted with spires and steeples. Centuries of

Graz, Austria: Feeding the mind

I knew next to nothing about Graz before we visited. Until recently, it was only on my radar because it’s the hometown of one of

Graz, Austria: Feeding the body

Some menus ago, when in Oregon, USA, the lovelies T&C introduced us to the concept of a wandering dinner: starters in one restaurant, mains in

Church ceiling in Ráckeve

Making memories

When you work as freelancer, weekends and national holidays mean nothing. There are no set summer holidays, no half-terms, no winter breaks. There are no

Sculptures along The Road of Woes at the Bridge at Andau

The stuff nightmares are made of: The road of woes

WTF?!*  Had I been doing anything more than a sedate 25 mph on this relatively remote stretch of a very minor Austrian road, I might

LOOs bar in Vienna

Cocktails in Vienna

I used to collect stamps. Then I moved on to frogs. Now I collect experiences. And chief amongst them is my quest for the perfect

Naschmarkt Vienna

Vienna – not all schnitzel and sausage

When I pitch Vienna against Budapest or even Bratislava, it always comes in third. I’ve never taken to the city – and I have no

Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser

Flushing the loo is a godless deed – a wanton act of death

With a name like Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser, is it any wonder that this Austrian artist believed that the colourful, the abundant, the manifold, is