Tag Archives: travel

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 […]

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 […]

Zürich

I set off on my weekend trip to Switzerland on a Thursday afternoon, taking a more or less direct train (only one change, in Salzburg), and having a grand time watching the Alps roll by. When I arrived in Zurich’s train station, I immediately heard someone yelling my name. That’s pretty exciting regardless of circumstance, […]

Day Trippin’: Passau

A couple of weekends ago, my friend (and fellow American au pair) Julie and I made a day trip to Passau, a Bavarian city on the German/Austrian border. Three rivers meet in Passau, the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz, which make for some pretty scenery, especially on an unseasonably warm day at the end […]

Travel Plans

I am very much a planning kind of person. (That is possibly the biggest understatement I’ve ever made.) I still have nine months in Austria, then I’m starting a three year grad school program, and I’m already thinking about where I would like to live for my first job as a librarian. (Maybe Florida?) So, […]

24 Hours in Graz

Way, way back on January 6th, I spent about 24 hours in Graz, a city in Steiermark in the southeast of Austria. It was a last minute decision, brought on by an unexpected Monday off (Austria has a LOT of holidays, y’all). Also, brand new for 2014, there’s a direct train from Linz to Graz, […]