Notebook: Vienna

Jun 20

Notebook: Vienna

Although I often went to Austria with my parents as a child, my memories of the country are of “Alpine” Austria, particularly the Salzkammergut region. I have been to Salzburg quite a few times, but never to Vienna – this has long been on the “travel-to” list, but somehow I had never got there – until last week. I wanted to visit...

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Notebook: Magic Mountain

Sep 29

Notebook: Magic Mountain

Earlier this month I was taken on a trip to Davos in Switzerland. Davos may be home to The World Economic Forum, but that fact did not blind me to its considerable beauty. We stayed in a wonderfully atmospheric hotel – the Berghotel Schatzalp – a Jugendstil gem that supposedly inspired Thomas Mann to write his modernist classic, The Magic Mountain...

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