Posts tagged ‘Vienna’

October 16, 2010

Corns n’ pops

Wanna have the best cereal you ever had in your entire life? Then Corns n’ pops is the place to go. I went there with two friends a few days ago and I assure you it’s cereal heaven. They got a huge variety of everything you could ever want in your muesli. Wanna go healthy? so maybe you’d fancy some spelt pops, whole wheat flakes, buckwheat and millet, almonds and macadamia nuts with maple syrup. Craving for loads of sugar? Just take the sugar-coated cornflakes, fruit loops, smarties, chocolate chips and marshmallows. I’m sure there is the right stuff for everybody there. And if you don’t want cereal, they also have bagels, salads, waffles and cakes. And all of this set in a really cute cafe with friendly staff plus it’s just 10 minutes by foot from my flat haha – well that can be really important in the morning, right?

Here you can see my choice was to try everything at once. :)

October 11, 2010

I ♥ Vienna

Yes, I do. I’ve been living in Vienna for four years now and can in all honesty say that I like it a lot. Not all the time of course and there may be other cities that I like even a bit more, but Vienna will always be special to me. The reason- besides the fact that it’s just a gorgeous city that has lots to offer- is probably because it’s the first place that I got to live by myself. In Munich I was the daughter, in Athens I was the girlfriend and in Vienna I was just plain me. Doing my thing with nobody to ask for permission or telling me what to do.

One of the things I started doing almost from the beginning when I moved here was going to the farmers’ market on saturdays but lately I just could never find the time. Yesterday I managed to do so during my lunch break though and realized how much I had missed it. All the different colours and smells…

Also fall was definitely showing off the last couple of days. It might have been too cold to go outside without a jacket and maybe even a scarf – despite the sun being out all day- but when you  got outside anyway, you were rewarded with warm-coloured tress and shiny brown chestnuts in the parks and gigantic pumpkins and loads of apples on the markets. Just beautiful! Almost made up for the non-existence of summer this year ;)

September 7, 2010

Vienna by bike? – defo!

Vienna is a bit like a huge village, within the outer circle (Gürtel) you can get everywhere within 20 to 30 minutes. By bike that is. I still cannot really understand why anyone would want to use the subway here. It’s dirty, smelly and people always look like someone just died. A friend of mine once said: “If you want to continue liking Vienna don’t use the subway” Also in my case it would take me half an hour to get to university with public transportation, whereas by bike (even if I drive pretty slow) I’m there in 10-15 minutes.

Taking the tram on the other hand is really nice. You can see everything that’s going on on the streets and some of the wagons are quite old and have a nice retro feeling about them. So it’s a huge difference to the subway. Tram – good. Subway – bad. ;)

What I understand even less than taking the subway though is using a car in Vienna. There are absolutely no parking slots available and even if you find one -the tickets are like really expensive and also there is always sooo much traffic. Really love passing the standing cars on my bike :) And don’t get me wrong, I do like car rides, especially long ones during the night when it’s raining… that’s just so cozy! But here in Vienna I think it’s pretty much just laziness. And a waste of time actually. I don’t get it. Help me out? What do you think? Or how is it in your city?

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