Tag Archives: Music

Wednesday photo: Sands

I bought a ticket to the Bushfire music festival in Swaziland only because Sands was performing. I was convinced I would not have a good time, but I had been trying to see Sands since his hit song Tigi hit … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight on Ohio: Dave Grohl Alley

When I first started this blog I posted about places in Ohio I would like to visit. I have visited some of them since then, but there are still many places on my list. Now as my time here is … Continue reading

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Music makes people happy

By the reactions of the women in the crowd, you would have thought that Elvis was in the building. He was, save for the fact that the Elvis these 50-, 60- and 70-year-old women were fawning over was, of course, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Garden gnomes at Mirabell Gardens

When visiting Salzburg, these garden gnomes are an oddity you can’t miss. Some are made to resemble someone, like Napoleon, and some are missing. There’s at least two separated from the group in a yard on Giselakai on the east … Continue reading

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Celebrating the new year in Salzburg

Growing up, celebrating the holidays at home was important. The one year we didn’t spend at home is one we’ll all remember because of all the things that were out of the ordinary, like having to eat mashed potatoes without … Continue reading

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The Top 5: Travel theme songs

When I travel, I like to pick a song as that trip’s theme song. Almost always it is a song that has a connection to the place I am visiting (rather than something like “Country Roads Take Me Home”), and … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest: O’zapft is!

The kegs have been tapped and the beer is flowing at the Wiesn in Munich because today is the opening of the 177th Oktoberfest. Two years ago I attended Oktoberfest before my study abroad program began in Salzburg. I went … Continue reading

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The Top 5: Free (or reduced) New York City

I spent the summer of 2008 in New York City, interning in Midtown and living in Brooklyn Heights. Since I was barely getting paid and trying to save as much money for my year abroad as possible, free or reduced-priced … Continue reading

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The Life Ball

The Life Ball is an annual event in Vienna that is Europe’s largest charity event for people with HIV or AIDS. This year’s Life Ball was Saturday night and the opening ceremonies were rained out. This is what the Associated … Continue reading

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Fun on the Fourth

One of America’s Fourth of July traditions has always perplexed me, and every year when the holiday rolls around, I get to thinking about it. Why do we love Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture so much? It wasn’t written for us because … Continue reading

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