… I can’t help myself than praise you like you deserve. As someone who has constant itchy feet I haven’t felt much appreciation for my home city. Or maybe I just took it for granted to live in one of the safest, cleanest, most livable cities in the world (in fact it has been voted to the most livable city in the world for 8th consecutive years according to Mercer’s 2017 study). My view on Vienna has changed drastically during the last years: While I traveled much and started comparing different cities, I was attracted by such fast-paced mega-cities like Bangkok, Seoul or New York. To me these are still the epitomes of excitement made of shiny skyscrapers, endless shopping and dining options and vivid streets that never sleep (also: bad traffic, non-stop noise, air pollution and overcrowded trains). In fact, Vienna seemed sleepy and provincial after spending a fair amount of time in those cities mentioned before. But Vienna taught me better: A well working infrastructure, lots of green, an incredibly rich cultural heritage and the unique architecture leaves any other city look old (totally unbiased 😛 ). So why am I writing this? Because I’m leaving this gorgeous city for good, and I don’t know yet how long for.
After more than three years living in a distance relationship it’s time for a new chapter in a new city. If you have followed my blog for a while you probably now that my (meanwhile) fiancé lives in New York City. I’ve been visiting NYC frequently during the past years to make myself comfortable with what could be my new home. For the next three months (and probably longer) I’ll see what the Big Apple, Gotham or whatever you wanna call it, has to offer me. I hope you follow along!
While I’ve been quite busy recently, Vienna has showed its prettiest side during the last weeks. Early summer has kicked off and I spent some wonderful days at some of my favourite places with my favourite people.
Since I remember I lived in the neighbourhood of Schönbrunn Palace, Austria’s most visited attraction. No matter how often I get there, I never get bored of walking the beautiful gardens!
The Alte Donau is the perfect spot to enjoy Vienna’s modern skyline. As we had some very warm days in May, I took the chance to get a little tan 😉
I had my fair share of cakes because I know Viennese desserts are the best in the world! And the traditional Viennese coffee houses are the best places to have them!
Vienna isn’t only the city of desserts but also it has a rich wine culture. I mean, how many cities do you know that cultivate wine within the city limits?
Last but not least, May and June is the season of roses. And Vienna has plenty of them, some of the prettiest you’ll find at Volksgarten.
I’m looking forward to my adventures in NYC and I hope you’ll have a great summer!