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Vienna was expensive. It felt like Zurich and like home. High fashion, high paced, business first, art second and then everything else. We saw lots of fancy chocolate shops and bought some Mozart balls, a special treat Austria has to celebrate their claim to fame in the composer.

At an open market, we picked up some fresh vegetables and dried fruits and talked with the vendors. Some exploring on foot led us to a bookstore called Shakespeare & Co, like the one I stayed at in Paris except it wasn’t nearly as classic and the man working there was far from friendly, but I did find a new book. The rest of our time in Vienna was spent reading and chatting in different café’s. Austria is known for its coffee, but I drank fruit tea.

After Vienna, we spent one day and night at a National Park on a giant field near a quiet lakeside vacation town. During the afternoon, I used the small globe I have glued to my dashboard to teach Desiree why we have seasons and how to tell which was it North. A park ranger came by, stopped between us and the sign that said “No Camping”, then waved and went on his way. That night the sky was black and moonless, the stars thick, the air frigid and my breath blew white smoke through the beam of my super-white LED headlamp. In the morning we wiped the water off the insides of the van windows and left for Hungary.

3 Thoughts on “Vienna”

  1. UT Says:

    Very colorful. Sometimes I think you miss out on some great traditions and tastes, e.g. no beer during Oktoberfest and no coffee in Vienna. Maybe you should just take a sip.

  2. kevin Says:

    Love the repetition in the shots.

  3. Lynn Says:

    Mozart balls! Yum! I’m stocking up when I’m there in a few weeks.

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