The past one and a half weeks have gone by in a whirlwind of travel-craze, people-visiting and fun – and blogging time was scarce. So here goes – catch-up!
After spending a fine week of family bliss in Germany, I headed back to Vienna for some extra friends-time. I Have an absolute love-affair with the city of Vienna! If I would have to choose my number one city to live in, I would choose Vienna for sure! This is the first city I have lived in that made me feel like home, and I associate a lot of fun times and self-development with this city. I though I would share some love-affair impressions, kind of like a photo-lovestory of Vienna!
The old majestic University of Vienna – where I had the pleasure to study.
The Opera – Oh how I love to get cheap standing tickets on the night of the performance and breath in culture!
The Stephan’s Cathedral and the super modern Haas Haus are an unlikely match in heaven. I love how the Dome reflects in the monochrome windows of the Haas Haus.
During my study days, I must have spent days riding the Nr. 5 tram.
Shopping the Mariahilfer Strasse and enjoying Austrian Cuisine! I would always recommend the Steman or 10er Marie for a traditional food fix!
During my visit in Vienna, I was lucky to witness the budding of spring and enjoyed days warm enough to sit outside in the lawn at the Stadt Park.
Never a visit without Sacher Torte and Melange at my favorite Cafe Restaurant Palmenhaus.
Strolling along the Donaukanal – yeesss, Vienna is the Father of Fun!
Finishing off my days with romantic walks with friends in the Prater was always a good idea. Vienna I have with no doubt a crush on you! Oh how I will miss you!
Have a great week-end loved ones! And don’t forget: Life is a journey!
Greetings from Europe! If you read my previous post you know that I surprised everyone with a trip to Europe. I landed in Vienna, Austria a couple days ago and spent two days there to catch up with friends. (more…)
Last week has been a whirlwind of packing, getting administrational stuff done, finding insurance, meeting friends and bitter sweet goodbyes! Not only is it goodbye to all the lovely people that I have met along my path the last 10 years here in Vienna, but it is also “goodbye Vienna”!
As I mentioned last week in a post, I have made it a point to take advantage of this gorgeous city as much as I can! I have had fun city walks in the sun with my Australian cousin Alex visiting from Nice, where she is studying International Business (yes she is…very smart!), went shopping at local markets, met up for drinks at some of my favorite spots such as the beach-bar Strandbar Herrmann or the Aumann Cafe Restaurant with friends, and basically hauled my camera all over the city just like a paparazza!
I have said goodbye to work collegues sharing our last coffee together in the office and cooking together at one of my co-workers house. I have enjoyed the visit ofone of the sweetest girls I have knows since she is four, Kim, my former baby-sitter-kid turned woman. I have shared sad goodbye-coffees at train stations, sending off one of my best friends Laura to Salzburg. I have enjoyed the first barbeque of the season on the roof tops of Vienna at my friends Marie, after celebrating the 30th birthday of three of my oldest friends that have accompanied me since childhood, all the way through school in Munich and studies in Vienna. Thanks for your friendship Manuela, Caroline and Marie – you will be truely missed!
And to top it all off I have had the most amazing and fun send-off party I could have imagined!!! Thanks to all of my amazing friends for making it one of the most spezial nights of my life! Since THE party was l.e.g.e.n.d.a.r.y. it will have its own post. So wait for it!
Have a great week adventurers! And don’t forget…life is a journey! Enjoy!
Spring has finally arrived in Vienna and it looks as if it was here to stay! Yeaayyy!!
This week has been a real worldwind – packing, administration, figuring out insurance policies, meeting friends and trying to squeeze in a couple hours of fun. When all you have left is a week before departure, it can sometimes be hard to focus on enjoying. However, since these are after all my very last days in this gorgeous city I have made it a point to do so. So I am particularly happy about the great weather that has made it so much easier to take advantage of my last days here. Thank you Spring-a-ring-ding!
Spring is at its best in Viennas parks these days. So I head to the Prater, Viennas biggest park which is also home to Viennas amusement park for a lovely walk.
Oh Vienna! I truely love you in Spring! The warmth on my skin, the sunbeams through the trees, lovely long strolls…thanks for giving me such a great send-off! I will truely miss you!
Have you guys been enjoying the warm weather as well? What have you been up to?
Life is a journey…enjoy it!
I apologize for the lack of posts this week. However, I am miserably sick with tonsillitis and basically just feel like sleeping most of the day. I am taking antibiotics but it seams that they havn’t set in yet. Of course this kind of stuff happens when you are short on time and have your days packed full with appointments. Murphys law I guess.
At least it seams as though spring has finally arrived in Vienna and is here to stay!
I have exactely two weeks left before my departure. And let me tell you – I am not where I though I would be with my preparations. Nothing really seams to be packed. We still need to sell a heap of things and Mikes Visa documents are still not complete. I guess it is not that much of a big deal, since Mike will stay here another two months and can take care of unfinished issues. However, I did not want to leave him with all this to do alone. But I guess…things just don’t always go as planed.
I was in Munich last week to visit friends and family and I am about to prepare a post with tips on what to do if you are visiting Munich. I hope it will be finished by the end of the week; depending on my health.
Have a great end-of-week guys!
Life is a journey – and yes sometimes it just doesn’t go as planed. Keep posted!