Category Archives for "Austria"

Nov 06

Bregenz and the Dagger in the Lake

By Abi King | Austria

Lakeside Drama, Bregenz With a dagger deep in his chest, he leans back, eyelids closed, a staircase eating into his cheek. Crowds gather beneath to take photos as his hand clasps a slab of writing and the lights of Switzerland come on in the distance. He is this year’s setting for the Bregenz summer festival, […]

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Oct 18

Bad Ischl: Beautiful Spot, Shame About The War

By Abi King | Austria

In Flanders Fields, the poppies grow but here in this meadow, blood and honeysuckle flows.Arriving in Bad IschlI arrived in Bad Ischl hot and euphoric.Splattered in mud and a sweet salty “glow,” I’d just completed day three of a six day cycle across the Salzkammergut in Austria as part of my #30ActiveDays challenge.Cafes spilled their […]

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Oct 19

Spa, Swim, Stride in Austria

By Abi King | Austria

Thump. Silence. Birdsong. Thump. Thump. Thump. A child laughing. A small splash. The song of cowbells floating like melodies in the air. Thump. My boots on the earth. Thump, thump, thump. I find it hard to put into words – or indeed pixels – the serene beauty of hiking through the mountains beneath a sky […]

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Jun 14

The Ice Palace Underground

By Abi King | Austria

High on a mountaintop yet far underground lies an frosty, wintry, rub-your-eyes-with-childlike-wonder honest to god real life ice palace. The entrance lies only metres from the top of a ski lift but the short journey is steep, the footholds treacherous. Some kind philanthropic souls (I think they’re scientists) have threaded ropes and metal studs along […]

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