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Horns and Tail Growing in Nicely

This isn't my usual post about travel. It isn't even the type of content I'd approve for a Eurocircle public page. But some of you might want to know who you'll be traveling with in October. A link to my private blog, most eyes don't see. https://theadventuresofs.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/horns-and-tail-growing-in-nicely/ xoxo S  

Sherry K

Sherry K

 

France Just Made It Illegal for Supermarkets To Waste Food, Punishable By $75,000 Or Jail

I find one of the hardest issues for me to accept in the USA is the amount of waste.  Comedian Tom Arnold joked about obesity on some Show (probably Letterman) saying that he finds it very odd that in the other countries the people who live in poverty are starving - here way too many are obese or overweight.  He is right, there is something wrong with that. It is one thing not to eat healthy - and eat too much. There are still many poor people and homeless people who would happily accept the foo

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

What Europeans think about each other

This is based on on 2013 research what the Economist published..it is pretty funny. Of course it does not cover all European countries, not even close...Keep your sense of humor.  I am sure if you ask most Europeans do NOT have much experience in dealing with people from countries like Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Andorra...However, we would all know UK, France,Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece..the very touristy destinations.  Right??  How many people have been to Finland... Re-ima

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

July 4th 2015 events in Austin area

Hi everyone, I took a quick look around and there is a plenty going around for the Europeans who want  to "party" or do picnic etc For example: WILLIE NELSON'S 4TH OF JULY PICNIC Jul 4, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Saturday Symphony July 4th Jul 4, 2015 | 4:00 PM | Saturday here are some more tips arround Austin..   39th Annual Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks- This annual event is a must-see for any Austin local. Hosted at Auditorium Shores on the banks of Lady Bird Lake, the concert by th

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

EDN (The European Documentary Network Announces Three New Online Pitching Sessions for Documentary Filmmakers

EDN (The European Documentary Network Announces Three New Online Pitching Sessions for Documentary Filmmakers) They will host a new round of online pitching sessions  allowing filmmakers to pitch their documentary projects to financiers and decision makers in an online video conference. The unique format features three new sessions in Fall 2015, each focusing on a different theme ranging from science and history up to documentaries for young audiences. The EDN online pitching sessions offer film

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Austin Hikes

A fun way to explore your nee stomping grounds would be do guided hikes with a ranger McKinney Falls - 10:00a to 11:00a Sat, June 27, 2015 Explore the Lower Falls area with a ranger! Join a ranger for a guided hike of the Lower Falls area. Nature, history, geology, and anything else of interest will be discussed. Comfortable walking shoes and water are recommended. Directions: The park is located 13 miles southeast of the state capitol in Austin off of U.S. Highway 183. Take McKinney Falls Pa

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Immigrant Heritage Month - June 2015

Immigrant Heritage Month - June 2015 Throughout the month, Welcome.us will be celebrating both the diversity and our shared American heritage by telling the stories of individuals that, together, comprise a uniquely American narrative. Check out http://welcome.us/stories/ and www.fwd.us You will see multiple events throughout the city during the month of June

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Vienna welcomes tomorrow all Eurovision Song Contest viewers - on and off line

Vienna’s new traffic signals are beacons of LGBT solidarity EuroCircle Austin is getting together at Russian House to watch the finals with the Swedes (SACC TX and SWEA) mixed with all other Euros. I am not used to think Austrians as being as liberal as for example Danes or Swedes  - we Finns are likely the most conservative in the Northern Europe in many ways. Since I have plenty of gay/lesbian friends and we also have multiple transgender members this post really got my attention. AUSTRIA’S CA

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Alive for the Whole Shebang

“Everything I want, I have. Money, notoriety, and rivieras.  I think I even found God…”  -- Lana del Rey     When the above quote became crystal clear, the next question I asked was, Now what?  When I reached that point in my life when I realized that the struggle was far behind me, for a moment I was left without a purpose. Having no purpose, is a bit like death.  What do you do when there is nothing left to do?   Friends insisted that the only way to find a purpose was to devote my life to som

Sherry K

Sherry K

 

Park Grill (American/Urban)

http://www.parkgrillchicago.com/ I love Park Grill's Burger and fries. Could not get enough of it. Located right under the giant metal bean of Millenium Park this is the place to go for lunch while you are around the park. During the summer the ice skating rig becomes an outdoor dining area. Relatively cheap food for good quality cooking. I have a feeling the chef is French because we were not disapointed even when the weather was bad and the place almost empty in the late afternoon due to bad M

Christophe Rouchon

Christophe Rouchon

 

Austin recognized as one of the most diverse cities in America

Austin recognized as one of the most diverse cities in America By Elizabeth Rhodes5.17.15 | 11:18 am  Austin ranks No. 20 in overall diversity. Amplify Austin/ I Live Here, I Give Here The results of a new study indicate that five Texas cities — including Austin — are among the 20 most diverse places in America.  WalletHub's 2015 Most Diverse Cities in America study ranks Austin No. 20 for overall diversity. Houston ranks No. 7, followed by Fort Worth at No. 12, Arlington at No. 14 and Dallas

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Austin named one of the 10 friendliest cities in America

Quote from CultureMap article "What they say about Texas charm must be true, because Travel + Leisure says Austin is one of the friendliest cities in the U.S. The 15 cities on the list were determined by the magazine's most recent America’s Favorite Cities survey. "Readers ranked 38 metro areas for such inviting features as wine bars, pizza and luxury shopping — along with the conviviality of the locals who might be serving drinks, ringing up your order or just offering directions outside your h

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

This Road is Life

Travel is a privilege. Regardless of how you do it, there comes a time in one’s life when we realize that travel is more than just checking places off our bucket lists, and becomes something to be savored like a glass of fine wine. At a certain point in my adult life, I stopped marking the atlas my parents gave me in elementary school, and started to look for something beyond the wonders of the world. It took years of searching, travel ennui, and dissatisfaction with my personal life, to realize

Sherry K

Sherry K

 

Who am I?

Since its inception in 2011, EuroCircle’s travel program has expanded to include more travelers and more exotic locales. The more new people join the group, the more potential travelers ask me: Who are you? It never occurred to me to actually introduce myself to these strangers who throw caution to the wind, and fly half-way across the world to meet me in a place like Siem Reap, Cambodia. So before you buy your airfare to Namibia this year, here is a brief introduction, and feel free to contact

Sherry K

Sherry K

 

Balena (Italian)

http://balenachicago.com/ Mid Up scale Italian restaurant...that s Balena. We had the sardines on a bread of chickpea fritters...awesome. These were smaller than their counterpart at Publican but still satisfying. The Sardines themselves were overpowering to the sauce and onions and other ingredients but the chickpea fritters worked very well with the sardines...recommended The pizza was par or even below average. We had the pomodoro anchovies and capres. The anchovies and capres are an interest

Christophe Rouchon

Christophe Rouchon

 

The Bad Finnish Habits I Kicked in The USA

The Bad Finnish Habits I Kicked in the USA The Bad American Habits Tim Walker Kicked in Finland - From to-go mugs to small talk I read that story above about this guy  - Tim Walker - who moved to Finland with his wife Johanna who is Finnish, he is an American teacher - and they have two kids.  There are always habits that other nations consider odd (bad?) - and some that are an improvement. Do we want to remain the same? Change isn’t  always a bad thing. Since moving to NEW YORK CITY twenty plus

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Desperate Residents of Austin Completely Surrounded by Texas

Dear fellow Austinites, I know many Austin residents have never been to New York City, not to mention lived there.  I lived in NYC 17 years, in fact I have never lived in any other apartment or house as long as I lived on Upper West Side on West 88th Street (between West End Avenue & Riverside Drive).  I loved it there.  The real New Yorkers to me are really straight forward, fast, funny - and they love The New Yorker. I laughed aloud when I saw today's article about Austin residents online.

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Welcome to Europeans in Austin Blog!

Welcome everyone!!  Each and every EuroCircle member can now have their own blog than can be read by ANYONE if you want them to able to do that.  Try it out!  Add a cover photo, come up with a name  for your blog and start blogging -  keeping in mind that this is a community for Europeans/people interested in Europe!

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Parlor Pizza (Sportsbar Food)

http://www.parlorchicago.com/ Ok Parlor Chicago is a cool place to go with lots of friends when you want to watch a game. A DJ plays tunes during commercials and switches on the game sound when something interesting happens. We tried the Brussels sprouts which were not mushy enough but ok. Fries were saggy and could have been awesome. Burger was ok but nothing to call home about. The best thing was the Pizza. We had the Party Fowl which was the best thing on the table. Desert was a sinful 7000 c

Christophe Rouchon

Christophe Rouchon

 

Cafe Iberico (Spanish)

I don t think there is anything that most Chicagoans do not know of Cafe Iberico already http://www.cafeiberico.com/ My favorite tapas in chicago...located on Lasalle and chicago Have any of you been there? their goat cheese and tomatoes paste is killer

Christophe Rouchon

Christophe Rouchon

 

La Sardine (French)

http://www.lasardine.com Yep, if you are looking for a cool French ambiance restaurant, this is the place to take your significant other. The menu is well priced. Major items you should try are: Onion soup, Steak Frites, Mussels just to name a few. The decor is similar to a french Bistro in Paris but on the upper side of the range and without people smoking at the bar and ordering expressos. La Sardine is my favorite French restaurant in Chicago and as French guy living in Chicago I can say this

Christophe Rouchon

Christophe Rouchon

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