At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Austria and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.
The Viennese Girl
Growing up by the Grecian sea, Silia had only meant to visit Vienna for 3 months in 2011, thinking of the holiday as a summer course in German.Several years later she is still sharing her passion of her adoptive home through stunning, dreamy, light-saturated photographic compositions with a special interest in fashion and travel dreams.
A Mommy Abroad
With lovely candid images of her family’s experience exploring Europe, A Mommy Abroad is a slightly sporadic but fascinating insight to parenting styles over two continents. Sharing wisdom on expat friendships, a wonderful reverse expat bucket list and musings on homesickness (or “home hangovers”) these pages of Emily’s journey are heartwarming.
The Practice Room
Promising Central European historical oddities, travel photos, occasional current events and general news of life abroad, The Practice Room shares insightful musings on art and literature between and around the Austrian and Bavarian Alps. Striking against the traditional leanings of expats, this is a (slightly existential) journal of assimilation and living like a local.
American in Vienna
Initially hailing from Connecticut, USA, Michelle found herself living in Vienna, Austria as a trailling spouse but decided to set up an empowering women’s network committed to being a safe and welcoming space for new emigrees to ask all the questions they never thought would occur. With a section entirely dedicated to expat insights (and a post devoted her experience of waiters in Vienna), American in Vienna is an intriguing journey – and contains a few wonderful insider tips.
So Where's The Snow
From living in Southern England (in the New Forest for 25 years), Anna and her husband are living the dream in Austria, and just taking each day as it comes. She alternates posts on muddling through in Austria, God and life, teaching and gardening plus the occasional cow, all from an expat point of view.
Chloe's Austrian Adventure
Chloe’s Austrian Adventure is life from the inside of Austrian family life. After a semester studying in Austria, Chloe found herself back in the welcoming arms of her second home, this time as an au pair. Sharing her adventures with a sweet family, managing tiny heads peeking through her door in the early hours, driving a stick shift and learning how to hem a dress when she’d never sewn in her life, Chloe’s journey is a long way from her American home, and she is relishing every precious moment.
Drafted by an American writer, KC Blau takes a break from writing fiction to dispense the musings of a long term expat. A German-English translator who adores the tales of historical women of her adoptive home, she also enjoys drawing fascinating parallels between her two homes, not to mention her newest discovery of egg boxing played over Easter holidays. Her blog is an intriguing mix of art, literature, quirky expat experiences and great tips on just how to get along in the Austrian world.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Austria, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!