Got Melk? A Look at the Benedictine Abbey

The small Wachau Valley village of Melk, Austria has one claim to fame, but it is a doozey!

The Benedictine Abbey has dominated the town for nearly one thousand years… CONTINUE READING >> 

The small Wachau Valley village of Melk, Austria has one claim to fame, but it is a doozey!

The Benedictine Abbey has dominated the town for nearly one thousand years… CONTINUE READING >> 

Incredible, Imperial Vienna – it’s One Heavy Town!

Everything is so substantial!

So very unlike the disturbing mush-meat sausages we find when we pop the top on little cans marked “Vienna,” we found the city in Austria to be substantial, gorgeous, and tasty.

How could these two things ever have been connected?… CONTINUE READING >>

Everything is so substantial!

So very unlike the disturbing mush-meat sausages we find when we pop the top on little cans marked “Vienna,” we found the city in Austria to be substantial, gorgeous, and tasty.

How could these two things ever have been connected?… CONTINUE READING >>

Picture This: The Christmas Market of Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria can make a claim to having the original Christkindlmarkt.

Their December Market was the forerunner of the modern version and dates back to 1294… CONTINUE READING >> 

Vienna, Austria can make a claim to having the original Christkindlmarkt.

Their December Market was the forerunner of the modern version and dates back to 1294… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Sound of Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria. Home of Mozart and The Sound of Music.

Join your GypsyNesters as we sample the sight and sounds of this beautiful city, discover the Reckturm Torture Tower, Heart & Lung Stew and  the street performers that keep Salzburg’s musical heart beating… CONTINUE READING >>

Salzburg, Austria. Home of Mozart and The Sound of Music.

Join your GypsyNesters as we sample the sight and sounds of this beautiful city, discover the Reckturm Torture Tower, Heart & Lung Stew and  the street performers that keep Salzburg’s musical heart beating… CONTINUE READING >>

Veronica Eats Heart & Lung Stew!


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I spotted Beuscherl and without the slightest idea what it might be, I ordered it. Our waitress  asked, “You do understand that this is heart and lungs of baby… CONTINUE READING >>


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I spotted Beuscherl and without the slightest idea what it might be, I ordered it. Our waitress  asked, “You do understand that this is heart and lungs of baby… CONTINUE READING >>