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Tails From the Vienna Woods

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“Gorge”ous Hiking and Schnitzeling

A “gorge”ous outing a couple of weekends ago, into the Vienna Woods. The temperatures were unseasonably warm (30°C) in Vienna so we escaped to wander one of the nearby cool and shady gorges, Johannisbachklamm.

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. A Double Header.

We think Clayton Theodore has an addiction. To hiking.

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. Aggsbachmarkt in the Wachau Valley

File this one under, “We should have read the trail description better.”

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. Burg Liechtenstein.

The Liechtenstein tale is our favorite royal story. Though they were Lords, they presided over land that was under more senior Lords, and in particular, the Hapsburgs, and so did not have a seat at the Imperial table. What to do?

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. Carnuntum.

Roman Ruins in Austria.

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Hiking and Schnitzeling and Drinking Wine

A palate cleanser between Chopstick Diaries installments. This last week was the spring holiday for AIS but for obvious reasons (see Singapore, Seoul, Japan; and two more planned trips within the next month) we stay-cated, though we did not deprive ourselves of day outings.

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. The “20 Schilling Blick.”

It is well known; at least well known amongst our friends, that Tony and I neither ski nor waltz, two requirements of Austrian living for which our delinquency should have resulted in our residency cards long being confiscated. But we have become quite fond of weekend wandering, another important pillar of life in an alpine country and perhaps our saving grace.

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. Tut Gut Wandern!

Because it is February, after all.

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Dirndlkirtag

But first, a stop to peek at a castle. Because there are so, so, many around here.

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