mayrhofen V: après-ski

mayrhofen V: après-ski

   The fact that I didn’t go skiing didn’t remotely mean that I was going to skip out on the grand tradition of après-ski. We spent parts of a couple different evenings at the Ice Bar, with its dancing polar bears whose masks looked decidedly more like white rats. (And...Read more
mayrhofen IV: schneeschuhwandern

mayrhofen IV: schneeschuhwandern

It turns out that snowshoeing near Tux, Austria is less like a pleasant stroll through the snowy hills and more like clawing your way up the side of the mountain. When you reach the top, you shiver on the porch of someone’s cabin (your Austrian guide, who spent the morning...Read more
mayrhofen II: new year’s horse race

mayrhofen II: new year’s horse race

On New Year’s Day we shuffled down the street from our hotel to check out the yearly horse races in the snow. The three actual races involved normal-sized horses pulling jockeys on sleds, but in between some of the actual races there were some local ski club members being pulled...Read more
salzburg: details from a city

salzburg: details from a city

   I’ve been to Salzburg twice before (1, 2), but seem to keep on going back — this time because when I asked Ann what her hopes and dreams for the Grand European Adventure were, Salzburg was at the top of the list. We didn’t get our acts together sufficiently...Read more
salzburg

salzburg

I’d long been planning on visiting my friend Suz in Salzburg over this past weekend, but sickness (on Suz’s part) and work (on mine) made it look like a no-go until six o’clock rolled around on Friday and I realized . . . no one was asking me to stay...Read more