Graz Rewind: last note…the (fake) Peruvian Flute Bands

I’m just saying, some of my new friends in Graz told me that a lot of the bands passing themselves as authentic Peruvian flute bands were, um, bogus. Fake or real, I find them crazy annoying! Anyway, this flute band reminded me of South Park. It’s true, they are everywhere! This… “Peruvian” Flute Band in Graz, Austria from Raquel Cepeda …

Lost in Translation, Politricks, Parties & Dominican Prostitutes in Graz

The “Yes, We Can! People of Color’s Struggles Against Racism, Discrimination and Oppression in the United States, Europe and Austria” panel at the Landesmuseum Joanneum was, like many panels, draining and too long. The topic of race and discrimination is so broad that it leaves the discussion wide open for people to go off on tangents, which is exactly what …

Trekking up a fortress in Graz for a cup of Cafe

Last night, our homegirl Mai suggested that we should visit the Starcke Haus CafĂ© and Restaurant in the early afternoon to taste a proper cafe before heading over to the graffiti “Wall of Fame” at the museum LM Joanneum. She mentioned that it was atop a hill that overlooks the city (that bore a Terminator-cum-California Governor), and just feet away …

Fantastic Voyage (NOT): Austrian Airlines

There are always adventures to be had when flying. First, the good news: Austrian Airlines has the best food I’ve ever tasted on a plane in my life. The shrimp on creamy cucumber salad was tasty (and i hate cucumbers!); the grilled chicken breast was moist and had a pleasantly light aftertaste, as did the celery puree and ratatouille. Mmmmmm, …