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Vindobona

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  • Day26

    Taco the pub dog

    January 7, 2020 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    Spent our last night in Vienna thusly:

    -Meeting TACO at the pub
    -Enjoying a delicious Italian meal at Rossini where I got to speak Italian the whole time, what a joy
    -Walking home

  • Day6

    Das berühmteste Schnitzel Wiens

    July 2, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Pflich beim Wien Besuch ist ein ordentliches Schnitzel zu essen. Von vielen Bekannten wurde uns der „Figlmüller“ in der Innenstadt empfohlen.
    Dank sehr guter U-Bahn Verbindung ist alles in wenigen Minuten zu erreichen. Zum Glück habe ich bereits einige Wochen im voraus reserviert.
    Das Schnitzel war mega. Wir sind beide fast geplatzt.
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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 honest...it 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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  • Day56

    Vienna

    August 12, 2017 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Spending 5 nights in Vienna. So much to look at. Today we did the first day of our Hop On, Hop Off. Vienna was and still is the cultural hub of Austria.

  • Day1

    WIEN

    July 3, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Kloiner (ungeplonter) Stopp in Wien.. (ja wir sprechen jetzt schon etwas wienerisch, nachdem wir uns mit einem einzigen Wiener unterhalten haben...)
    Dafür Wasser für 2€ an einem Stand gekauft, wo ein Leberkäswecken nur 1,90€ gekostet hat (??), einen super Sonnenuntergang gesehen und ein bisschen vom schönen Wien. Soo und jz geht's mit dem Bus ab nach BudapestRead more

  • Day1

    JazzLand

    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!Read more

  • 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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