Hello, let me introduce myself.
Have you ever had or done something in your past that you thought may be of interest to others? And perhaps thought – OK, how do I share that experience. For me, this site and companion book on Austria, the land of my birth, is one such step. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
To me, life is a journey and this is a very personal one that reconnects me with the rich heritage of my birth.
After WWII, as a toddler, I left Austria with my family for Brazil and then on to the US, where I’ve lived for the past fifty years. Over those years I’ve also had the opportunity to travel extensively, including visits to Europe.
It’s been a fascinating journey thus far; growing up and learning new languages, adjusting to different cultures and all the while taking in glimpses of my Austrian heritage. To me the opportunity to explore other places, people and and cultures is one of the great joys in life.
My wife Linda and I currently make our home in the Sarasota Florida area, which although known for having one of the top rated beaches in the world, Siesta Key, also has a strong connection back to Austria through the “Original Hermann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria” stables and riding academy.