Christmas Traditions in Austria

Christmas Preparations At the end of November, many Austrian families are getting ready for the Christmas season. They start to decorate their houses with fir branches, mistletoes and lights. Traditional households bake cookies like gingerbread and Austrian vanilla biscuits called "Vanillekipferl". They also arrange a wooden crib (usually without baby Jesus) and an advent wreath … Continue reading Christmas Traditions in Austria

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Cooking Competition

Two weeks ago three of our girls - including me - were chosen to be part of a competition. We practiced a lot with our cooking teacher. We also used a big part of our free time and weekends in order to be prepared as well as possible. It was really stressful, because we also … Continue reading Cooking Competition