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  • Day1

    Day 1 in Vienna, Austria

    December 20, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ❄️ -2 °C

    It's my first day in Vienna and it's freezing cold. There is leftover snow on the floor, and my face actually turned red. I am black so it takes extreme weather for me to go red. I checked into the hotel and then went to explore a church. After this I went to the Christmas market on Rathausplatz. Over here I tried some Christmas punsch which was VERY strong. I had 2 and literally felt my head spinning. So I took the tram andheaded off to "knoedel manufaktur" which is a dumpling shop. I tried the knoedel with pork and sauerkraut. It was nice...but not as nice as Polish pierogi.

    People in Vienna are not very friendly. It's a shame because the city seems beautiful. I cannot tell whether it is just the way they are...or whether there are some other "factors" that are triggering their behaviour. I need another day before making a judgement.
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  • Day2

    Day 2 in Vienna, Austria

    December 21, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌫 -1 °C

    There is definitely an issue with race in Austria. I don't want to spend paragraphs talking about what happened. However, I will definitely make a blog post about it. But for now I will share what I did today.

    I started the day with a visit to the Naschmarkt which is an extremely long market. Then I went to wander around the schonbrunn palace gardens. It was too cold so I sat in the cafe and had a "wiener melange" (traditional Viennese coffee). To be was nothing special. It tasted like a latte and it definitely wasn't strong.

    It didn't feel as if I did much today but I must have because my feet are hurting so bad. After the coffee I watched a strudel making demonstration...and then went to the natural history museum. It's the best one that I have ever seen.

    For dinner I tried schnitzel. It looks massive but it's actuallly very light. When I saw it my first thought was "how am I going to eat this?". I did struggle but that is probably because I ate early...and ate a lot during the day in general.
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  • Day9

    Viennese Ball

    October 19, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    The MNP meeting concluded with a grand Viennese Ball at Hofburg Palace. We booked a good portion of the Palace as we had 3 different orchestras and a DJ in about 7 rooms.
    Our favourite was this 10 piece all female orchestra with 6 violins. I could have danced and listened to them all night. Many of our partners and spouses were blown away not only of the setting but the entertainment.
    At midnight we learned the Midnight Quadrille, a traditional dance they do at midnight at all Viennese balls.
    We love to end our meetings with a grand event and this was another amazing success.
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  • Day7

    MNP Meetings and Wine Tavern

    October 17, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    This mornings meeting was at the beautiful Hofburg Palace. The ballroom, the meeting was in had amazing paintings on the walls and the ceiling. It was a little cramped however, the partners I talked to said it was worth it.
    Afterwards we had a late lunch with our good friends Gerald and Myrna Braaten from Swift Current. Celeste booked Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant. We then proceeded to check out a famous dessert place Cafe Sacher. The line up stretched outside for a bit. It was well worth the wait .
    Tonight’s fun activity was we all went to various Wine Taverns. The one we went to dates back the mid 1600s. We had wonderful Austrian buffet dinner while musicians played.
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  • Day5

    Vienna, Schonbrunn Palace, MNP Opening

    October 15, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today was an early rise because we had a 715 am flight from Kraków to Vienna. Upon our arrival at our hotel, we unpacked and headed out to Schonbrunn Palace.
    The palace was beautiful. We did the audio tour of all the rooms. It was amazing to see how the Hapsburg dynasty lived in their summer palace. The rooms were so well decorated and the masterpieces of artwork with a high attention to detail impressed both of us.
    Afterwards we strolled through the gardens eating my new favourite chips.

    Tonight was the MNP Opening Reception. MNP has come along way since 1997 ( our first trip) when there were 40 couples in Rome. Tonight we had 1500 people in 3 different ballrooms. Each room had different live entertainment and foods to try as part of tonight's theme " Taste of Austria.
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  • Day8

    Vienna City of Music

    October 18, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Our MNP tour today was a walking tour focusing on the city and music history. We learned a lot and in particular about all the places Mozart lived and hung out. It was good however I thought they would cover more places but you can only do so much in a day. Our tour guide struggled with English and was a kind of monotone.
    The church included here is St Michael’s, this is the 3rd most important church in Vienna and it is also the place where Mozart’s funeral was.
    Our tour ended with a 1 hour concert by a 13 piece orchestra plus 2 opera singers and 2 dancers doing Viennese waltzes ballet style. This was the best part of the tour.
    Our dinner group included couples from Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Montreal. The restaurant we went to was excellent.
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  • Day1


    April 18, 2018 in Austria ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    My first ever experience of blues at an underground Jazz bar. Took us forever to find, until we realised it was behind a small door and then downstairs in the cellar!

    Was an absolutely fantastic night!

  • Day915

    ♧ Glücksrollen ♧

    August 29, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Vietnamesische Sommerrollen selbstgemacht - super lecker, erfrischend, tolles Sommeressen!!

    Rezept: hoffentlich selbsterklärend mit den Fotos

    * Karotten
    * Glasnudeln
    * geräucherter Tofu
    * Sprossen (hab ich blöderweiße im Kühlschrank vergessen)
    * Salat Blätter
    * Reispapier rund
    * Zitrone
    * Agavensirup
    * Erdnussmus (crunchy)
    * Erdnüsse
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  • Day490

    MI: Glasnudel-Gemüse-Wok

    July 1, 2015 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Um das Gemüse vom Curry am Montag frisch weiterzuverarbeiten musste heute schon wieder der Wok ran!

    * 3 kleine Knoblauchzehen
    * 5 kleine Karotten
    als erstes in den mit Bratöl erhitzten Wok geben.
    * 1 Zucchini
    * einige Fisolen
    * 5 Champignons
    * Sojasoße
    * Koriander
    (ja...schon wieder ;-)) genügt für mich als Würze.
    * 200g Glasnudeln
    zubereiten und in kleinere Teile schneiden. In den Wok geben und alles nochmal gut mischen und erhitzen.

    Fertig ist der Glasnudel-Gemüse-Wok!

    Es is ein ganz anderes Lebensgefühl jeden Abend zu kochen und Mittags sein eigenes Essen dabeizuhaben...schön, gefällt mir gerade sehr gut :-)
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