Though bordering Slovenia and Italy, Carinthia became Austria’s most right wing state. Thanks to former Govenor Jörg Haider who apperantly shook every citizen’s hand.
Spending time in a typical alpine resort during the summer months lets you experience a special atmosphere of discomfort: Vacancy signs all over the place, empty streets, the soundscapes of renovations and rebuilding activities mix with happy cattle cowbells. But not everyone is particularly happy.
Hotel and Restaurant owners chew on their nails trying to figure out how to get more summer guests (bikers and hikers) to visit. A leaden haze covers such a resort in summer and when walking the town one gets the notion that something had gone terribly wrong here. Winters aren’t what they used to be anymore and it shows that mass tourism is a hot blade and dangerous path to begin with.