VIENNA, A CHRISTMAS TALE

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Viena este destinatia perfecta de Craciun, un oras desprins parca din cartile de povesti. Vienna is the perfect Christmas destination, it’s a city straight out of a fairy tale book.

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Vacanta in Viena a fost o aventura pentru mine. Asta pentru ca desi nu imi place frigul, am ales sa merg acolo fix cand e gerul mai mare: ultimele zile din decembrie si primele din ianuarie. Mi-a placut mult orasul, dar cel mai mult am apreciat ordinea care domneste nu numai pe strazi, dar si printre oameni. Nu o sa uit niciodata Viena, si asta pentru ca a fost primul oras european pe care l-am trecut pe lista mea de “aici as vrea sa traiesc” (intre timp lista s-a marit considerabil); in schimb, niciun alt oras nu a reusit sa doboare Viena la capitolul ger napraznic.

Am ajuns tarziu in noapte in Viena, morti de foame, asa ca imediat dupa ce am facut checkin-ul, am iesit sa cautam ceva de mancare. Nici nu stiti cat de dezamagiti am fost cand am vazut ca mai toate restaurantele erau inchise, sau pe cale sa se inchida. Am gasit o solutie de avarie: un Mc Donald’s care ne-a iesit in cale. Cum Viena e un oras in care am trait multe premiere, am mai bifat ceva pe lista: prima masa la Mc Donald’s in afara Romaniei. Socul mare a fost cand am vazut ca fiecare client isi umple singurel paharul de suc si … nu era coada si nici haos (la Ikea in Bucuresti ma intreb intotdeauna de cate ori pot unii sa isi umple din nou paharul). Am plecat satui de acolo si … ce face un roman cel mai bine dupa ce mananca? Evident ca se duce la culcare; urma o zi aglomerata.

Lista noastra cu obiective turistice parea ca nu se mai termina, asa ca a trebuit sa ne planificam fiecare miscare, mai ales ca muzeele si alte puncte turistice sunt toate inchise in prima zi a anului.

Va urma …

Vienna was an adventure for me. I hate cold weather and I don’t remember why exactly, but I choose to visit Vienna at it’s frosted peak: the last days of December and the first days of January. I loved the city, the people and most of all that fact that everything seemed to be in a perfect order. It was the first city from my European trips that I’ve considered living in (now the list just gets bigger and bigger). Still, the capital city of Austria will forever be to me the coldest place ever.

We arrived in Vienna late at night, starving, so as soon as we checked in at the hotel we went food – hunting. Imagine our disappointment when we saw that almost everything was closed. Mc Donald’s saved us, and since this is a city with a lot of “firsts” for me, here I’ve had my first Mc Donald’s meal outside Romania. I was surprised to see that every customer had an empty cup to fill with their drink of choice, and there was no queue (in Bucharest at Ikea I always wonder how many refills a man can handle … ).  Once we resolved the food situation we proceeded to sleep – a busy day was ahead of us.

Every important tourist spot was on our list – we had to move fast since no museum or other important attraction would be open on the first day of the year.

To  be continued …

 


 

13 thoughts on “VIENNA, A CHRISTMAS TALE

  1. Haha! Am fost si noi anul asta, in ianuarie. E tare frumoasa Viena! Nu stiu daca as putea locui acolo, in special pt. ca nu stiu si nu-mi place lb germana, dar ar fi aproape de casa, I guess. In rest nu ma omor dupa obiective turistice, poate pt. ca m-am blazat, imi place cel mai mult sa fac shopping de antichitati, sa mananc bine si sa ma uit la oameni. 😉 Si sa merg mult pe jos.

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