Austria is a lovely country,
but it's hard to love. It's like that awesome friend who always manages to
offend everyone at a party with off-color jokes. You want to defend him,
because you know everyone would love him if they could just get past the, well,
yeah. Sometimes you just slink away. That's how I feel about Austria.
For a year after college, I taught high school English in a tiny Austrian town. I got there in September 1999, just weeks before the electoral triumph of J