What’s in the box?

Austria Post does an excel­lent fixed price box with­in Europe which is extremely handy when you’re trav­el­ling around for weeks on end with a 20kg luggage restric­tion and need­ing to dress nicely for work and no access to laun­dry.

Assor­ted Fertőd

Fertőd is the village in Hungary just across the border from Pamha­gen. It has a huge Baroque palace there (which we also visited) and there­fore more places to eat than Wall­ern (and the exchange rate is very favour­able). The train takes about five minutes, but only runs every four hours. In fact the train jour­ney was so quick a lot of the time the conduct­or couldn’t even be bothered to sell us a cross-border tick­et.

Győr Station Lives in the 50s

Győr station is really quite styl­ish in a 1950s way. I took most of these photos while I was wait­ing around bored for my delayed train back to Austria.

Draught excluders of Győr

There were a lot of decrep­it old wooden windows in Győr old town. Here’s some of the vari­ous designs of draught excluders I saw.

Győr, Hungary

After work­ing in Vienna for a week I headed off on the train to Győr in Hungary. It’s the region­al capit­al of NW Hungary, and exactly halfway between Vienna and Budapest. I’d never been there before, and it was an easy train jour­ney from both Vienna and the tiny village on the Austria-Hungary border where my next work assign­ment was.

Das Geht Sich Gut Aus

I’ve been in Vienna and now a tiny village on the Austro-Hungari­an border for the last few weeks. Here’s what I’ve been listen­ing to.