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10 Tips for Staying Safe in International Cities

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Most of what I know about being streetwise came from living in New York in the late ‘70s and ‘80s in the period following the bankruptcy of the city in the mid-70s.

The infrastructure was a mess with cracks and potholes in city streets. Mental patients were released from hospitals and wandering the streets. A reduction in law enforcement capacity engendered a climate of lawlessness. It was a heyday for thieves and criminals on the city streets.

It seemed that nearly every time I went out on the street I witnessed some sort of incident, a disturbed person throwing karate chops at passersby, a fight that stopped traffic, a crying victim. It took many years for the city to get its house in order again and to become the relatively safe city it is today. But I did learn some things about how to stay safe in a big city. It was a concentrated test tube environment in which to view the dynamics of street crime.

All cities have their dangerous elements. For visitors who don’t know their wa…

Easter Markets in Austria

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Easter in Austria brings out more colours than you could imagine. The various Easter Markets invite you to experience regional traditions under the blanket of the delightful spring sunshine, and a grand selection of concerts fill the evenings with musical delight.

Villach Easter Market / Carinthia

A colorful mix of all kinds of souvenirs and gift items. In addition to traditional Easter handicrafts such as decorative candles, treat yourself to mouth-watering farm products from Carinthia like ham and sausages.

When
26th March - 4th April 2015, daily 10:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.

More information
Villach-Warmbad / Faaker See / Ossiacher See Tourism
Tel.: +43 (0) 4242/ 42 000
office@region-villach.at, www.region-villach.at


Easter Market Schönbrunn Palace /Vienna
The Baroque surroundings of Schönbrunn Palace provide the ideal setting for the main Easter Market in Vienna, where seasonal customs, regional culinary titbits and typical traditions come together in a…