An international snacker

Sasa is from New Zealand and Japan and currently lives in Austria with her Austrian partner. Her blog Sasasunakku shows her passion for discovering and sharing new foods (sunakku is the pronunciation of ‘snack’ in Japanese), and you can find recipes from the various countries in which she has lived. Let’s find out more about Sasa’s international experiences.

You describe yourself as being from New Zealand and Japan. Is that because of your parents or the fact that you lived in both places as a child?

I was born in Sapporo in the northern island of Hokkaido in Japan to a Japanese father and a mother from New Zealand. We lived in Sapporo and Yokohama before moving to Auckland in New Zealand when I was six so my first language was Japanese though I express myself better in English now. 


May 26, 2011 4 comments

Road rules in Austria

Test your cultural expertise with our weekly quiz. This week’s question is from Austria.

When either a pedestrian or a driver in Austria, you should be extra careful to observe the road rules and etiquette.

True or False?


February 24, 2011 3 comments

Thinking of Austria

Francessa would like to give a glimpse of the European point of view with her blog Francessa’s Thinking.

She writes about Austria, which is currently celebrating success in the Cannes film festival with the film The White Ribbon, directed by Austrian Michael Haneke.

Francessa is a teacher and researcher and many posts talk about books and writers. Life in Austria is also full of surprises – you never know when you will find a deer in the garden.

May 27, 2009 Comments disabled