My Expat Cravings

Fittingly, being 8 months pregnant and a full-blood Expat, my cravings are a mix of all the places I have lived and been influenced by. Starting off with where I was born: Austria. We have made our first batch of Topfenknödel during this pregnancy, a lovely dessert or even main course of curd cheese dumplings … Read more

The Expat Holidays, Celebrating The MischMasch Way

As most things in my little family, our holiday traditions are a bit of a MischMasch of what we grew up with and love from our childhood and various home countries. Where we didn’t spend so much time thinking about these things when it was just the two of us, now that we have one … Read more

Five “Must-Do’s” In Vienna, Austria

I come from Vienna, so, after living there for 18 years, I would like to share with you my five must-do’s in this lovely city, without which you should not leave, local, expat and tourist alike. Schönbrunn Zoo The oldest zoo in Europe, open since the late 18th century, it fell into disrepute for lack … Read more

Now You Have Applied: What Is Studying In The UK Like?

After having detailed how to apply to the British university system in my last column, now to the interesting stuff: What is it like to do your degree in the UK? First of all: congratulations and well done that you have come this far! Your place is secured, your bags are packed and you are … Read more

Studying Abroad: How To Apply To Universities In The UK

Having studied in England myself and wholly enjoyed the experience, I would like to share how one applies to the universities and colleges in GB as a foreigner with you. Many people are daunted by doing their whole degree abroad purely by the fact that the application procedures are different from home, and stick to … Read more