When I was five years old we moved from an apartment in a town of 50,000 to a house with garden to a village of a few hundred. It’s the place where my maternal grandfather was born, called Wald which – aptly – translates to “forest”. Continue reading Aliciouslife: Picking wild blackberries
One of many things that make living in Vienna so convenient is the fact that it takes you less than 2 hours to get to the mountains. And I mean mountains, not rolling hills. Real mountains to hike, climb and ski. Over the years, Rax has evolved as the favourite mountain of choice for a relaxing day trip. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Rax – our favourite local mountain
Walking the Annapurna Circuit was something people had recommended I do whilst travelling Nepal. I wasn’t so sure about this. 2-3 weeks of walking, by myself, crossing a 5,400m high pass didn’t sound all that appealing to me. Would I even be physically able (i.e. fit enough) to do it? I wasn’t at all sure about it. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Walking the Annapurna Circuit
For our recent stay at Achensee we decided to rent an apartment to not only save money but also for maximum flexibility in regards to eating. It’s not always easy to find vegan food in rural Austria and I didn’t want to take any chances (also, I may be the reason the word “hangry” was originally invented). Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: Meal planning for a week of hiking
As mentioned in my previous post, Mr A and I did a fair bit of walking during our recent holiday at Achensee.
Our hikes of choice – which all turned out to be amazing – were the following Continue reading Alicioustravels: Hiking the Achensee region
As you will have seen on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, we had a pretty awesome week: gorgeous mountain weather with blue skies and little wind, barely any other tourists and a lovely apartment – all in a prime locations for people who love the outdoors.
Our getaway to Achensee last week was so perfect in every way that we were not only reluctant to leave, we actually added another day and only arrived back in Vienna yesterday. I guess that says it all. Continue reading Alicioustravels: An Ode to Achensee
My favourite impressions of South America are as diverse as the continent itself. They are primarily nature-based (no big surprise here) not because I didn’t visit any cities but because I simply did not like the cities – at least not nearly as much as I enjoyed being outdoors in the deserts of Uyuní and Atacama, discovering hidden (well, “hidden”) waterfalls in Iguazú or getting up, close and personal with the magnificent Moai on Easter Island. Continue reading Alicioustravels: My favourite impressions of South America
Mr A and myself had been contemplating a hiking trip in early summer for a while but only now did we decide to actually book it. While initially Alto Adige or Lake Garda in Italy together with the area around Bled in Slovenia were our favoured destinations, we eventually decided on a place much closer – and in Austria. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Achensee
Yes, I love reading. Especially about travel (and food, of course). Even when I don’t immediately get immersed in the story of a book I will usually keep reading: To find out if it gets better and sometimes simply to finish it (I’ve come so far, I may as well).
At times I will be completely captivated a few pages on. At other times, upon finishing the book, I will wonder what all those people praising it had found in it that I couldn’t.
Or if they ever read it at all. Continue reading Alicioustravels: 7 travel-related books I didn’t enjoy nearly as much as they were hyped
As you may have noticed, I love reading. I have since I was a child and will still prefer a night with a book on the couch to a night out. The following books have seriously inspired my wanderlust, (almost) made me want to go to certain places and kept me day dreaming. Continue reading Alicioustravels: My 10 favourite travel books