Narcissus Poeticus, also known as the white daffodil,  is not only a sweet looking flower, in Austria they even have a festival celebrating the white beauty. Set in the gorgeous region of the Salzkammergut, with its magical lakes the Altaussee (known from the latest James Bond movie “Spectre”), the Grundlsee and the Toplitzsee (allegedly where the Nazis had plunged their gold), each year the Narcissus Festival (Narzissenfest) takes place. The wild narcissus poeticus… Read More

The Trump administration approves new and tougher rules for U.S. visa applicants, Reuters reports. The new questionnaire asks for social media handles for the last five years and also extends the time span for past travels, residency and employment to be named going back 15 years. Critics believe that the new rules will drastically delay handling of incoming visa requests. Furthermore, it will be “overly burdensome” and will discourage many U.S. visitors.  … Read More

You might already know that Vienna is well worth a visit. But have you ever been to the Augarten? Never heard of it before? Well then it’s about time that you do. Oldest Baroque Park in Vienna Located just a few steps from the city center of Vienna are roughly 130 acres of the city’s oldest baroque park, the Augarten park. The park might not be on everyone’s bucket list of things to… Read More

Vienna, the city of empress and gay icon Sissy, gay-ish composer Mozart and definitely gay-est of all cakes Sachertorte (a lavishly rich chocolate tart), always had a reputation of indulging in intimate and steamy love across and between all sexes. Sharing and spreading had a totally different meaning at times when emperors, dukes, duchesses or even apparents to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire hit the narrow streets of old Vienna’s red… Read More