OK. Done. Booked a flight. Back to Europe.
15 years ago I made the decision to move to North America. And I chose Calgary. Though not as European as Montreal, but much more down to earth, cleaner and as good as anything, if not better than what I could have settled for on this continent.
Though we did a stint in the United States for a few years, Calgary is home. For all of our family.
Austria, where I was born, is my favorite "former" home. My family is still there, so that is always the best excuse to visit. This trip is booked for the end of August and I am able to combine it with business. Even better.
Can't wait. Here are some images, where I will be staying.
Hinterstoder, my village, is located in a remote valley in the alps. Well known for skiing and mountain climbing to most Austrians and Germans, it somewhat resembles Banff without the Japanese and commerce. Only 900 souls call this village home, so you can imagine how peaceful it can be. Or boring. Depends what type of holiday you look for I guess.
P.S. The aerial image of Hinterstoder is borrowed from this wonderful blog about Paragliding. Check it out. My thanks go to Schirmherr.