Enjoy a great lifestyle in Austria
Austria has all of what is great about mainland Europe…rich culture in the famous capital, Vienna…think majestic opera…hearty cuisine--try the classic Wiener schnitzel with fries…go skiing in the snow-capped Austrian Alps, while staying in a luxury chalet…there is so much to experience in Austria.
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Austria Fast Facts
Climate: Temperate, continental, cold winters with snow, moderate summers
Time Zone: GMT+1
Language: German (official)
Country Code: 43
Location: Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia
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- Festivals Around the World: War Birds, King’s Day, and Witches Night
Posted on March 20, 2014 by John Joe Worrall
Sitting alongside the banks of the River Garonne in southwest France, the red-tile-roofed city of Toulouse hosts its annual Flamenco Festival from April 1 to 15, with local venues filled with music and dance throughout. Another marathon-length event to consider begins its 18-day run in Jaipur, India, on April 2.
In northwest Africa the village of Kartong, Gambia, hosts the Kartong Festival February 7 to 9. Traditional dance, music, and street performances, as well as local arts and crafts, are part of the event, which includes cook-offs and feasts. From February 7 to March 1, the Perth International Arts Festival in Western Australia will sate your appetite for the art.
The devil masks worn for the Diablada de Pillaro (The Dance of the Devils) in Pillaro, Ecuador, have spawned a whole school of art. It’s well worth joining the thousands of onlookers to see the elaborate processions that take place each night from New Year’s Day to January 6. The feast of Edina Bronya, which essentially represents Christmas for the people of Ghana, in west Africa, falls this year on January 2.
Begin November with a little panache at the 119th Argentine Open Polo Championships in the neighborhood of Palermo, Buenos Aires. Not so much a sports event as a key occasion in the local social diary, it runs from November 5 to the end of the year. For something more exotic, check out camel racing. India’s Rajasthan desert in Pushkar hosts the Pushkar Fair from November 6 to 17.
The Cayman Islands hosts an annual Pirates Week Festival from November 10 to 20. It’s got everything you’re looking for in a pirate fest: an underwater treasure hunt, paddleboard races, and a Miss Pirate Queen pageant. Don’t forget your costume!
In the last 10 years I have authored numerous books and articles on offshore banking and visited bankers in many nations, including Panama, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. Based on my experience and knowledge of national laws and financial policies, there are certain nations that are well suited for locating your offshore bank account.
- This Banking Haven Has One of the Strongest Financial Privacy Laws in the World
Posted on December 13, 2007 by Robert Bauman
Austria has long been a stronghold of banking privacy strategically located on what used to be considered as the border with Eastern Europe during the Cold War. From the end of World War II in 1945 to the collapse of Russian Communism in 1992, with the Soviet Union and the United States locked in armed confrontation, this convenient banking haven served as a willing financial and political go‑between for both West and East.
Europe is probably one of the most extensively explored regions, featuring some of the most developed countries and transport systems in the world, yet it still manages to surprise with hidden corners and pockets of undeveloped areas.
Start with this truth-in the United States there no longer remains any personal or financial privacy. Under the PATRIOT Act, bankers and other financial professionals are forced to be spies for the government under penalty of fines and prison.
- Love plus one: Romantic Vienna with a toddler in tow
Posted on May 22, 2007 by International Living
Is it possible to have a romantic weekend with a toddler tagging behind?
On a three-day anniversary trip to Vienna, we were about to find out. Mind you, our 2-year-old son has already kicked up plenty of dust on the road—more than 160,000 frequent-flier miles in all.
I’m never home at Christmas (such is the life of a travel writer), yet I’ve managed to acquire tree trimmings from almost every destination I’ve visited: a mouse, an owl, and a hedgehog cleverly made from bunches of painted twigs…an embroidered petit-point moon and sun…a traditional snow-storm with an untraditional red-and-white spotted toadstool…beadwork stars…an emerald-robed Old Man Winter…some tiny sheep made of soap…
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