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Politischer Bezirk Dornbirn

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15 travelers at this place:

  • Day20

    Catania to Zurich

    July 21 in Austria

    Flight to Zurich this morning, wonderful to catch up with Bruno & Gabi. On the road again, how about four countries in one day, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Love the countryside and the lovely homes, real picture postcard stuff. Great to be with B & G who speak the language. Went to great waterfalls, volume of water incredible, visited a lovely town for a drink. Had dinner at hotel near the mountains, bit too much wine so now off to bed!!!Read more

  • Day22

    Went back to the town of St Gallen to have a look at the world famous library and old books. The room is spectacular and books even better, I didn’t realise that the Irish were in Austria in the 1500’s!!! Then went to Leichenstein and well up into the mountains to a ski resort, 1700 metres, breathtaking. Then our highlight, Carmen on The lake at Bergen’s. It was touch and go if they were going to perform because of rain but it stopped 5 mins beforehand. Wow, words cannot describe the performance and stage props. 2 and a half hour show, went to a bar after and got home at 1.30am. Opera started at 9.45pm. Off to Innsbruck today. This place is beautiful.Read more

  • Day178

    Zurich to Salzburg

    February 28, 2017 in Austria

    What was a 15 degree sunny day yesterday turned out this morning to be 2 degrees and raining. Those carnivalers did not ward off winter because leaving Zurich we hit snow right to the Austrian border. They are just going to have to play more music and enjoy more merriment to bring spring in. I did my good deed for the day and helped a frightened old woman whose phone battery died get in touch with her daughter. She was from Slovenia, I told her my phone was not international but managed to ask a Swiss French guy to use his phone and let her make a call. He was a good sole and the woman was so happy to get in touch with her daughter do she could be picked up. I thanked the man fir his help and she hugged me and kissed me with tears in her eyes for the help. There was an African guy who asked me if I was going to Germany and where he could buy a ticket. Told him usually online but he should ask the driver. Had a funny feeling about him. Well we got to the German border and the police pulled the bus over for an ID check. The Irish people were freaking out a bit and I told them it was normal with the migrant issue and with bomb searches. Behold the African did not have his papers and was taken off the bus. I met a fashion designer on the bus who has contracts with Versace, Louis Vutton and Burberry. We started talking wine and he said he had friends who import wine and I told him I had a friend who was an agent. He was very interested in making Canadian contacts because it would be something new for Switzerland. When we got to Munchen he ran after me and gave me his card. Transferred to a different bus and two hours later I was in Salzburg.Read more

  • Day2

    Menschlichkeit zum 2.

    July 2, 2016 in Austria

    Nach geschlagenen zweieinhalb Stunden der Suche, haben wir jetzt durch den Pfarrer im Theresienheim von Lustenau eine Unterkunft. Und was für eine!
    Wir haben eine eigene Küche, Dusche und einen Kicker.
    Die super nette Betreuerin des Jugenheims hat uns sogar noch eine ganze Tüte Kirschen gebracht.
    Jetzt sind alle erst mal sauber und wir essen was. Danach versuchen wir noch das Deutschland-Spiel zu gucken.Read more

  • Day1

    Taking the leap or how it all started

    January 1, 2017 in Austria

    A few years ago and after reading a book called "Feel the fear and do it anyway" by Susan Jeffers, I started to write lists every day, of things that I would do if I wasn't afraid. One thing that popped up on that list almost every single day was "go on a journey around the world".
    Although Austria is one of the few countries that allows theoretically 5 weeks of holidays per year, it was never enough to explore the places I was curious about. 

    It has been a long process till I finally quit the job that I liked, sat down to create a rough plan of countries and things I wanted to see and experience, move all my belongings to my basement and pack my bags.
    I know (and even more do so the longer I travel) that I am in the lucky situation to be able to do this trip. 

    During the process of letting go of the life I was used to, I came up with the idea that I didn't just want to take some time off, travel the world and see some great places, but rather work and volunteer in different projects/initiatives, learn more about them and the country and culture they operate in. After years in corporate jobs and projects I was also slightly worried that traveling without any task to focus on, would leave me unfulfilled. So I set myself some goals: 

    * I wanted to connect as much as possible with the people and their lifestyle in each country that was on my list.
    * I decided on a guiding theme for my journey that would further give some direction to my exploration - to learn as much as possible about learning, education and entrepreneurship.

    Since the beginning of my journey, I have met inspiring people who push their businesses and ideas forward, regardless the difficulties they are facing. I have stayed with refugee families and learned how they use the limited resources in a creative way. I have met and worked with students and young people who just don't except the status quo of their country and the limitations they often experience and who find their own solutions for that situation. I have learned about different approaches to life in different cultures.
    And often I shared food with the people I met - dinner with nomad families in Iran (we even got the chance to join their wedding celebrations), fatty but super tasty traditional food in Lithuania, delicious Tahjins in Morocco, and the best Eritrean food at a grandmother's "restaurant" in a camp in Uganda.

    After several people have asked me now if I am blogging about my World Learning Journey, I started to write little stories here.

    I am trying to document the whole trip (as I travel but also like like looking through the rearview mirror). I will keep posting stories and pictures of the places I have been to and also share the insights and learnings I've got there. 

    Enjoy the journey and feel free to share your own insights and learnings!
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  • Day3

    I'm lovin' it

    July 3, 2016 in Austria

    Wir haben bei MCDonald's für jeden einen Burger, Pommes und ein Getränk gratis bekommen.

  • Day2

    Wieder eine kurze Rast

    July 2, 2016 in Austria

    Wir haben es aber für heute fast geschafft.
    Nur einen Platz zum Schlafen brauchen wir noch.

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