Stopping by Salzburg

After a dreamlike train ride through the snowy Austrian Alps, I arrived in Salzburg. I had been very conscientious about utilizing public transit everywhere I possibly could, but at this point, I had too much luggage and it was far too heavy to handle alone. I’m stubborn, but this was just not manageable. I took a…

Christmas in Klagenfurt

Growing up, my grandmother always told me stories about my Austrian heritage. She spoke so fondly of her memories in Vienna and how I had to visit. Before my second European trip began, I didn’t even know I had living Austrian relatives. Within a few email exchanges, I was set to meet everyone for the first…

Wandering in Wien

After traveling for a nearly six weeks in Europe, I’ve really come to realize how small the entire continent is in comparison to the United States. If we had a second California annexed to the side of our country, we would cover more square miles than all of Europe. With that scale in mind, when…