"Vienna is a city of dreams" Vienna by BLewJay
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As the title implies, Vienna is truly a city full of dreams. A visit to Vienna is like a stroll through the past, for almost nowhere else is history so close at hand. From the 1st District all the way out to the Vienna Woods (and beyond), the city has become a junction connecting the continent’s eastern and western parts.
This was my first visit to Vienna (LJ had lived here for 9 years) and I wanted to experience as much as I could while here. Before making the trip, I learned some German phrases so that I could order as much beer as I wanted (just kidding), but learned many more phrases while I was actually in the country. It's true, people will appreciate the fact that you are trying to speak the language and will bend over backwards to help you out when you need assistance. I did hear a number of times that my German pronunciation was very good and articulate...not bad for a city boy born in NYC.
LJ still has many friends in Vienna and they took us to places where not many tourists could be found...that's what I wanted. To experience the "real" Vienna away from the high prices and loud tourists. But we also met up with Ursula (alusru...a VT'er who lives in Vienna) who is truly a wonderful person. We hit if off from the start and got together three times while in the city. So, I want to thank all of LJ's friends as well as Ursula for making my time in Vienna a truly wonderful experience.
- Pros:A beautiful city filled with history, great food, music, opera and an efficient public transportation system
- Cons:Traffic can be a pain and most of the residents need to put away the vinegar faces...smile a little bit!!!
- In a nutshell:A great city to get out and explore the surroundings
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- Great views...great beer
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