Austria

Austria

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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Fast Facts About Austria

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  • Population: 8,221,646
  • Capital City: Vienna
  • Climate: Temperate, continental, cold winters with snow, moderate summers
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Language: German (official)
  • Country Code: 43
  • Coastline: Landlock
  • Location: Central Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia

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Festivals Around the World: War Birds, King’s Day, and Witches Night

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.

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Flamenco, Opera and Warrior Dancers

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.

Bull Jumping and Cockroach Racing

Bull Jumping and Cockroach Racing

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.

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Camel Racing, Irish Stories and Island Rum

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.

News And Notes From Around The World Mar2012

News and Notes from Around the World

Contadora Island is a 20-minute flight from Panama City. It is a watery wonderland straight out of the pages of The Beach. Forget about cars and taxis; everywhere worth visiting is a 10-minute walk away…

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News and Notes from Around the World

Contadora Island is a 20-minute flight from Panama City. It is a watery wonderland straight out of the pages of The Beach. Forget about cars and taxis; everywhere worth visiting is a 10-minute walk away…

Pirate Week And A Monkey Banquet

Pirate Week and a Monkey Banquet

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!

Globetrotter

Globetrotter

Discover the easiest way to get to Latin America and learn about Thai Airways unique program that focuses on Asia’s world famous pilgrimage sites

World News

World News

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How to get a Swiss bank account

by Robert E. Bauman, JD 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 […]

How to get a Swiss bank account

How to get a Swiss bank account

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

This Banking Haven Has One of the Strongest Financial Privacy Laws in the World

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.

Kaisertal, Austria: Getting Away From It All

Kaisertal, Austria: Getting Away From It All

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.

Clarification Causes Confusion

In May it was announced that visitors to Panama entering on a tourist visa would no longer be granted a 90-day stay (extendable for another 90 days). Instead, immigration officials said, those entering on a tourist visa would be granted just 30 days-extendable up to 60 additional days. This month, rumors began circulating that the […]

What to drink in Vienna

Vienna is famous for its creamy coffees and beer, but don’t miss out on the world-class wines here as well. The gentle slopes that surround the Austrian capital are laced with vineyards-the Viennese claim more within their city limits than in any other European City-and dotted with Heurigen, the traditional wine taverns that serve new […]

Beat the Snoops

Beat the Snoops

One common question I often hear from folks new to offshore finance and investments is: “What exactly do you mean by offshore?”

Look to Offshore Havens for Real Privacy

Look to Offshore Havens for Real Privacy

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.

What it costs to live in…Vienna, Austria

Prices given are those recorded as of April 20, 2007. $1.32 equals 1 euro The cost of living in Vienna is higher than anywhere in Austria with the exception of Salzburg. Yet, as the city lies close to the poorer countries of Central Europe, the costs of living and real estate remain substantially below those […]

Your Own Viennese Bolt-hole Costs Less Than You Think…

Oh…Vienna! If you’ve fallen in love with Austria–and don’t want to leave Vienna–you may be heartened to learn that property can be affordable here, considering it’s one of Europe’s most charming capitals. For houses with a history, Vienna offers plenty of choice. Since the city was almost untouched by World War II, most of the […]

New Year’s Eve-Viennese-style

New Year’s Eve in Vienna is known for its famous New Year’s concert, performed annually by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and for the television broadcast of the concert, which has been hosted by the venerable Walter Cronkite for the past 20 years. But, I discovered, there is more to Sylvester (New Year’s Eve) in Vienna […]

Love plus one: Romantic Vienna with a toddler in tow

US$1 equals 0.78 euro Is it possible to have a romantic weekend with a toddler tagging along? 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 all told. And we’ve picked up […]

Love plus one: Romantic Vienna with a toddler in tow

Love plus one: Romantic Vienna with a toddler in tow

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.

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Tales of Christmases Past

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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