TDST2017 – Day9-10: A hasty return to Switzerland

I wasn’t able to arrange a return on Monday arriving Tuesday as planned. My company requires me to be back at the office Monday morning. I leave about the same time as my family after a tearful goodbye from my Austrian family which will continue buying wine from local wineries until later this afternoon. My destination for today is Villach – one of three destinations served by daily car-trains from Feldkirch. At 172 km, my trip today is rather short and involves me crossing through Slovenia again.   I think it’s very obvious to regular readers of my blog that […]

TDST2017 – Day 6-8: Lots of Sun & Wine

Styria – what a beautiful and blissful place on this planet. Add fine weather and you’re set. Our family members arrive one by one and by Thursday evening, even my youngest joins us for what has become a must-attend yearly event for our extended Austrian family. There isn’t much to do. Eat Styrian specialties, drink local wines, talk & spend time together. From an EV driver’s point of view, Styria has always been easy to travel – every winery has many red triple-phase plugs and know-how regarding how much energy can be consumed throughout a nightly charge was never a […]