Heidi visited the Vienna based New Sound Festival for the first time this year. Since it’s been going strong for the last two years we thought it a safe bet. Plus the ever energizing White Miles were playing!

White Miles

The festival is held every year in March at the Ottakringer Brewery, an amazing and pretty much perfect venue. The highlight of the evening was (besides the already mentioned Tirolean rock duo White Miles) the performance of Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis. Check them out – they just released an album called Let It Be You – you won’t be disappointed.

Joan As Police Woman & Benjamin Lazar Davis

An already great evening was made even better when we discovered the food trucks in front. All I’m gonna say is: if you find yourself in Vienna hungry, find the Pastrami Baby guys. I promise, you won’t regret it.

Pastramy Baby food truck

Colonia Aemona lulia tribu Claudia was established in 14 AD in the southwest of the present Ljubljana. It was home to about five, six thousand inhabitants who felt safe behind thick city walls. Emona the ancient name for this roman town, had paved streets, stone built houses with sewage and heating systems in place. Town was supplied with water trough many aqueducts.

We went on a hunt for a tree. Not just any tree. A tree in a Botanical garden of University of Maribor that was planted by my aunt the day my nephew was born. How cute is that?

We had a little x on a map and a photo of the tree. And we went. After surprisingly many wows and ahhs, since there are just plants, we found it. And it’s a cute little tree, with a funny name Koelreuteria paniculata.