One of the really cool things about living in Austria is that it’s surrounded by other European countries and when I’m struck by wanderlust, all I have to do is drive across the border! Recently, it seemed that my New Year’s ‘prophecy’ began to fullfil itself – remember, lots of trips? I was lucky enough that a few things came together to allow me to travel with hubby on his last business trip. First, Thursday was the last day of class for the semester. Second, a quick view of the country’s tourism website indicated that a visa wasn’t necessary because of my Austrian resident card – sweet! Finally, hubby’s schedule would actually allow us to make a mini-vacation of the trip.
As a kid, I remember being glued to the set watching the Olympic gymnastics competitions. I remained spellbound for hours watching the agile competitors tumble, jump, and spin through their routines. Often, competitors from European countries would grace the podiums to claim glory for their countries – Slovenia (part of the former Yugoslavia until 1991) was often amongst them (if memory serves me correctly). All that said, you could imagine my excitement that I was finally going to visit the land where those greatly admired women of the Olympic came from! No, 😀 I didn’t expect to see them twirling in the streets or even to meet an Olympian; it was enough to walk along their avenues, see their architecture, and eat a meal in a local restaurant. Care to join me?