Mr Globe Trotter’s Adventures in Austria


Mr Trotter landed here in Austria after a short trip in Hungary.

The weather is getting nice again, he enjoys the sunshine and blooming flowers everywhere in this historical city. We went to one of the famous landmarks with him, the Vienna Ferris Wheel (Riesenrad in German) which is in the amusement park. People like to help each other and are polite, letting elder people sit on the tram or bus, and people like clean streets and surroundings, especially on the countryside you can see beautifully landscaped gardens.





  • Food: Typical Austrian foods are often times a mix of many surrounding countries, such as the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Germany etc. They usually include meat, a special kind of noodles (Knoedel), cabbage and loads of soups and stews.
  • Language: The official language in Austria is German, there are about 148 dialects, even though this is not a big country with ~8.69 Mio people.
  • Customs: There are a lot of customs that are of religious decent, folks music & dance, maybe you know silent night, holy night – a song that comes from a little village in upper Austria. Austrians often wear traditional clothing such as “lederhosen” for men and “dirndl” for women even nowadays to festive events such as weddings and wine tastings during harvest season. A popular sport is skiing, which is very popular in the winter months.

Toronto, Ontario. Canada

Mr. Trotter was recently in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto is one of the largest cities in North America. We are proud of being multi-cultural; half of our residents moved here from a different country. These people have brought many things to Toronto; we can all share in their festivals and celebrations from home, and try many kinds of food. Toronto doesn’t really have food it calls its own – we have a little bit of everything from all around the world.

Toronto shows caring in many ways. We hosted the 2015 Pan Am and Para PanAm Games this summer which invited athletes from around the world to compete in athletics. Sports are a way to have people be proud of their own countries yet have something in common with others.

We also have a famous hockey team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, who help other hockey teams feel good about themselves by letting them win all the time. Our basketball team, the Toronto Raptors, used to do this as well, but have recently started beating other basketball teams instead. We try to do so politely of course.

We recently took in a few hundred refugees from Syria and hope to bring in more soon. These are families who have lost everything because of war and are looking for a safe place to live. We feel fortunate to live in a city like Toronto and are sharing what we have with these brave people who have lost almost everything. Those traits are required if they’re going to be Toronto Maple Leafs fans.