During the Easter holidays, we spent some time in Graz. It’s the capital of the Austrian region of Styria and has the advantage of being very close to Slovakia, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia. Additional pluses include the surrounding hills, the breathtaking views of the Alps and the river Mur in the centre of Graz. The riverbanks are easily accessible and make for leisurely walks or more strenuous runs, if one feels like running. I don’t. In the middle of the Mur is an artifical island with a little restaurant.