Basement red bar, covered in velvet, playing soul music. I live here now.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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
Haben uns heute Wien angeschaut. Viel geschlendert, Kapuzinergruft, grosses Schnitzel beim Schnitzelwirt, Naschmarkt-Schlendereien, Kaffehausflair und abends noch auf den Prater. Die Bilder sprechen für sich;)Read more
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.Read more
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