an epic adventure January 6th 2006 Every time I relay this story to other people here, it suddenly loses its flair and sounds like every other 15-kilometer-hike up a mountain. Maybe it's got to do with the lack of style that my German abilities allow, but just imagine: a very un-sporty (which doesnt mean i'm a McDonalds-eating American) Californian ignorant of the powers of nature at --11 degrees centigrade.
A certain Wo ... read more
Europe » Austria » Styria Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria'... ... read more