A monarchy up until 1918, echoes of her aristocratic roots can still be felt and experienced by visitors today. As important as this history and tradition are to the city, there is also an edgy emerging art, fashion and food scene that are definitely worth exploring, experiencing and tasting.
When it comes to understanding the seemingly unprecedented Donald trump phenomenon, sometimes history provides some interesting parallels that can serve as a modern warning sign. In this case, I'm thinking of Austria in the 1930s, a nation that shared much culturally, politically and linguistically with its neighbor Germany but had only one-tenth its population. Sound familiar?
I cannot help thinking that, while countries rush to sign trade deals such as CETA and the new TransPacific Partnership, they cannot seem to get a binding climate change agreement. Very little at the UN or in previous climate conferences has been binding. CETA and TPP are both major trade deals that must be fought.
A delegation from the Council of Canadians led by the organization's National Chairperson, Maude Barlow will also be going to Europe. This week, the Council of Canadians is launching an eight-country, two-month European tour to explain to European leaders the pitfalls of CETA.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner to remind us to indulge in our sweet (or semi-sweet) tooth this February, we've hunted for the world's best boutique hotels that are taking our favorite aphrodisiac to the next level.
My personality changed with each city I visited in Europe, just like how the people changed. I've always wondered: Is it the city that makes the people, or the people that make the city? Vienna was classy, refined. "Refined" might be an inaccurate word, actually...it belittles the qualities of Budapest and Prague. But it's the place of strudels and Mozart and the Hapsburgs.