Taking souvenirs back home from vacation

To ensure that everything runs smoothly on the journey home from your vacation, travelers should follow a few tips. Every year, travelers bring back souvenirs from all over the world. “The safest vacation souvenir is always a photo. If you do want a souvenir, please follow the tips for a carefree return journey,” advises Austrian Finance Minister Brunner.In principle, the free movement of goods applies within the EU. However, there are exceptions: Upper limits must be observed for alcohol or tobacco. Four cartons of cigarettes are permitted, a limit of…

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Prognosis : World population reaches ten billion in 2065

Under the most “realistic” scenario for the social, economic and climatic development of the Earth, the population will exceed the ten billion mark by 2065. This is the result of new, comprehensive forecasts by Austrian demographers. According to the study, there will only be a slight decline by 2100. This is mainly due to the fact that an overall higher level of education will put less pressure on birth rates in some regions of the world than expected. In their working paper, the scientists from the International Institute for Applied…

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Is it still compulsory to wear black at funerals?

Funeral processions usually show mourners dressed in black. But do you have to conform to this common color choice or can you wear other colors instead of black?Do you have to wear black to a funeral and if so, do you have to wear all black? Many mourners probably ask themselves these two questions shortly before a funeral. For a long time, this color was predominant at funerals. But has anything changed? Do you have to wear black to a funeral?While you can look around your closet more freely for…

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How the day has 24 hours

The moon constantly slows down the rotation of the earth – but the sun counteracts this. According to a recent study, this interaction is responsible for the constant length of the day. But global warming could also influence it. The tidal mountains of the oceans caused by the moon act like brake shoes and slow down the Earth’s rotation. If the rotation of our planet depended solely on the Earth’s satellite, a day would now have to be 60 hours long. However, the sun has brought the slowing down of…

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Often found on car windscreens, what are these black spots for?

Have you ever wondered what those little black dots on your car windscreen are for? These seemingly decorative dots fulfill essential practical functions. According to a report by Linternaute.com, the primary purpose of these dots is to create a smooth transition between the clear windscreen and the black frame, which improves the overall appearance of the vehicle. Their primary function is to protect the sealant underneath from direct sunlight. Over time, UV rays can degrade the adhesive, leading to leaks. The dots help to reduce solar radiation and thus protect…

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A Taste of Home: Filipino Barrio Fiesta in Vienna Set for July 20, 2024

Vienna, renowned for its classical music, imperial history, and coffee house culture, will transform into a vibrant, multicultural hub as it hosts the highly anticipated Filipino Barrio Fiesta on July 20, 2024. This annual celebration, a beloved tradition within the Filipino community, will take place at ATV Liesing, 1230 Vienna. It promises a day filled with joyous festivities, delectable cuisine, and rich cultural performances. A Day of Celebration and Unity The Filipino Barrio Fiesta is more than just an event; it’s a heartfelt celebration of Filipino heritage and unity. Each…

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Austro-Filipino Cook Team Hosts First Boodle Fight Event in Vienna

Vienna, known for its classical music, rich history, and culinary delights, recently witnessed a unique cultural event that added a new flavor to its vibrant tapestry. A Filipino cook team in the heart of Austria’s capital orchestrated the city’s first-ever boodle fight event, bringing the taste and tradition of the Philippines to an enthusiastic audience. Lorelei’s Pan, a group of five Austro-Filipinos with a Bosnian friend, staged a boodle fight event for the first time in Vienna at “Your Kitchen,” Wipplingerstrasse, 1010 Vienna. What is a Boodle Fight? Camille Sable,…

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Recommendation for travellers – How much you should tip on vacation – and where it’s even mandatory

A friendly driver or an attentive waitress: good service is often rewarded with a tip in this country. But what about financial appreciation abroad? In most countries, a tip of five to ten percent of the bill is the right amount. You should dig deeper into your pocket in the USA or Canada, where 15 to 20 percent is expected – unless a service charge is already included in the bill, as the Association of German Banks explains. In American restaurants, in particular, tipping is an unspoken obligation. If you…

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Parking in the heat: the best trick for parking your car in summer

Have you ever burned your fingers on a hot steering wheel in the summer? You can avoid it with this trick. In summer, the beautiful weather lures people outside. Many people drive to the lake to cool off. When you return to your parking lot several hours later, you find a heated car whose interior temperature is more reminiscent of a sauna. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to avoid leaving your car in the sun for long periods of time. Therefore, opening the doors first to ventilate the vehicle…

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