Oh Nepal

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The news of the earthquake in Nepal have left me utterly heartbroken.
So many lives lost, so many ancient historic buildings and temples destroyed, so many homes in ruins. And so many villages not even accessed yet.
We are fortunate because so far, all of my relatives are safe. The same goes for close family friends. We’ve been in contact with them and the stories they’ve told are devastating.

My grandmother is afraid to go back inside, my uncle has been wandering the streets of Kathmandu and a close family friend who’s also a heart surgeon is almost constantly fighting ti save lives. People are being treated in hospital hallways, out in the open in front of hospital buildings and everywhere else where it’s needed.

Nepal is a country with a rich culture and history. The people are warm and friendly, welcoming to everyone and they need our help.
The infrastructure of the country is weak at the best of times so I cannot even imagine what it’s like now. The government barely said anything so far and neighbours are trying to safe neighbours sometimes with just their bare hands.

#prayfornepal seems like a popular hashtag and I’m thankful for it all but let me be clear: praying alone, being sad alone isn’t enough. Please consider donating whatever amount you can to help to a reliable charity of your choice.
Right now getting basic supplies, medicine, clean water and food and equipment to save people buried in the rubble is probably the top priority, but the rebuilding of the countr y will take a long time and for that too, ressources are needed. Please don’t forget that.

The New York Times has listed some charities here. Austrian readers can also donate to the Austrian Red Cross.

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ETA:
I forgot: Facebook has enabled the safety check, where people who are in the affected regions can mark themselves as safe and let their friends and families know that they are alright. Should you be looking for someone, the google person finder may be able to help you. And last but not least, viber has made calls to nepalese landlines free using viber out.

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I haven’t posted one of these in ages so it’s going to be a bit longer ;)

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[Above: Flawless autumn afternoons with the pony. | Below: At the exhibition “Salon der Angst“.]

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[Above: Coffee Pirates is my new favourite place to while away time between uni lectures. | Below: Teatime at home.]

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[Above: Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Museums) was spent at Demel, Schlumberger Sektkellerei and the Circus and Clown museum. Goodness. | Below: The last harvest of the season.]

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[Above: Lazy mornings in bed. | Below: This year’s World Press Photo exhibition. Stunning, as always.]

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This autumn I’m trying to make the most of all the things Vienna has to offer. There’s so much to do and see in this city.
Still, having time to myself for lazy mornings and relaxing afternoons will always be important to me and I just cannot deny myself these simple pleasures.

You can find me on Instagram if you’d like.

Frage Foto Freitag

Question photo friday hosted by Ohhh Mhhh.

1.) A wie aufregend?
A for aufregend (exciting)?

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/Viele Teile meines Studienplanpunktes abgearbeitet zu haben. Ist vielleicht doch ein Ende in Sicht?!
/Having already finished a lot of my curriculum. Maybe the end is in sight after all?!

2.) B wie besonders schön?
B for besonders (extraordinarily) beautiful?

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/Die atemberaubende Aussicht nahe vom Stall.
/The breathtaking view from a spot near the stables.

3.) C wie chaotisch?
C for chaotic?

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/Das Projekt “Küche renovieren” wurde auf das ganze Haus ausgeweitet. Ale Wände streichen und Frühjahrsputz… Umbauarbeiten sollten mit heute erledigt sein, die neue Küche kommt erst in zwei Wochen und bis dahin haben wir immer noch unsre “makeshift” Küche… Auch gemütlich… oder so.
/The project “remodel our kitchen” was expandet to our entire house. All walls got a new coat of paint, there was a major spring cleaning going on as well… The major construction work should be finished today – the new kitchen won’t arrive for another two weeks though so we’ll have to make due with our makeshift kitchen. It’s kinda cozy, I guess.

4.) D wie deine große Liebe?
D for deine (your) big love?

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/Sargon. (Ich bin eigentlich nicht so pferdeverrückt, aber sie spielen doch ne Rolle in meinem Leben und nachdems doch hier um diese Woche geht glaub ich ist die Antwort recht treffend. Ich hatte nen wunderbaren Tag mit ihm :))
/Sargon. (I’m usually not that… horse crazy, if that’s the right word, but horses do play a major role in my life and since this is about the past week it seems more than fitting. I had a wonderful day with him :))

5.) E wie eine einfache Idee?
E for einfache (simple) idea?

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/Kokosflocken als Topping for Eis (oder in diesem fall: Mango Frozen Joghurt).
/Coconut flakes as a topping for ice cream (or in this case mango flavoured frozen yoghurt).