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Molly’s European Year: a Recap in Words and Pictures

I will be leaving Austria in exactly one week. After that, I have a two day layover in Iceland, but then it’s home sweet home (Alabama) for Christmas. I’ve been trying for a few weeks now to find the best way to capture the magical insanity that has been the last thirteen months of my […]

June Photos

Sadly, Flickr has locked me out of my account (the internet related complications of traveling the world are endless). I’ve been looking for a suitable photo hosting/sharing service, and have turned back to Photobucket, which has greatly progressed in the ten years since I last used it (ah, the memories!). Anyway, here are pictures from all my […]

Die Freizeit Frage

I know what you’re thinking: Molly, you only work 20 hours a week and you live in a tiny village in Austria. That sounds awesome and all, in theory, but what do you do all the time? If you’re very clever, you’re thinking: There’s no way you’re going into the city everyday, because you’d never be […]

Germany Trip Itinerary

This year, I have been queen of the long weekend trip–Berlin, Graz, Innsbruck, Zurich, Amsterdam, Prague, Venice, Florence, Ljubljana and Zagreb. Whew. But I’m getting ready for another long trip (the last one was a week in Vienna and Budapest back in December). Luckily, pretty soon I will be making a thirteen day jaunt around Germany and […]

Hallstatt

A few weeks ago, I made a day trip to beautiful Hallstatt with some friends! If you do a Google image search for Austria, I guarantee that you will come up with pictures of this gorgeous village, nestled in the Alps on the smooth clear Hallstättersee (Lake Hallstatt). This area has been a center of […]

Six Months in Europe

I flew into London Gatwick exactly six months ago today! Since then I’ve  1. learned to ride a moped 2. learned to ride a bicycle 3. gotten tons of infant care experience 4. viel Deutsch gelernt 5. made lots of friends 6. joined an Austrian choir 7. gained a second family and TRAVELED to Austria […]

April, April

The warmer it gets, the more I do…and the more I do, the faster the time flies by. In April, I’ve been on weekend trips to Prague and Amsterdam (blog posts will be made!) and done lots of lovely things in between. At the beginning of the month, I went with Anna Sophie, Doris, and […]

Day Trippin’: Wachau

The Wachau Valley is a beautiful area of Austria, along the “blue” Danube, known for wine production, medieval castles, and the magnificent abbey at Melk. It was a perfect destination for my host family and me on a beautiful, sunny Sunday, after a horrible few days of stomach viruses all around. It was definitely a […]

Home Sick (not the same as homesick!)

Over the past couple of days, my entire host family and I have been sick with an awful stomach virus. It’s always horrible to be sick, worse when everyone is sick, and even worse when being sick causes you to miss out on cool plans. (No choir rehearsal, fun movie night, or most importantly, trip to […]

Train Blogging

There are some classic, beautiful train routes in Europe. Oslo to Bergen, along the Italian Riviera, and the one I am currently speeding along–Salzburg to Zürich. The route via Innsbruck is about 5 hours of Alpine wonderland interspersed with long tunnels that only make the mountains more staggering when you emerge. Right now the sun […]