"Zmrzlina's Vienna page" Vienna by Zmrzlina
Vienna Travel Guide: 7,421 reviews and 18,497 photos
My only visit to Vienna (other than as a landing point for trips into Slovakia) was in July 1997. It was a disappointing visit. I was not impressed with the commercialism and the crowds made simple pleasures rare.
After getting off the plane in Vienna in 1997, I had no idea where to go, or where my friends would meet me. Baggage claim was easy enough to find, but I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw security. They carry automatic weapons! At first I thought there was some sort of trouble afoot, but seeing as not one other person was the least bit perturbed, I gathered this is a normal sight. You don't know how much I wanted to take a picture of them, probably the most insanely American reaction I had the whole time I was in Europe (well...except for the incident at Krasna Horka in Slovakia, but that's another story...). Of course, I didn't take a picture. Just stared at them while waiting for my luggage.
I figured there should be some customs checkbooth to clear, but I couldn't find one. So...I walked out the only exit I could find, fully expecting security to start shouting and pointing their weapons at me. I've never felt so lost in all my life. Seconds through that door, I saw my friends. Leaving my two overloaded bags in the middle of the terminal, I ran to Maria and just about knock her over with a hug.
Zmrzlina's Related Pages
Vienna Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "My birthplace & the place where I feel at home !"
- "VIENNA, AUSTRIA ~ MUSIC IS IN THE AIR !"
- "Rainy day in Vienna 2006, sunny in 2013"
- "VIENNA AND THE PASSION OF ART"
- "Vienna and its never-ending history"
- "Just More then Mozart, Strauss und Sacher torte"
- "Still a city of dreams"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Vienna
- Hotels in Vienna
- Transportation in Vienna
- Nightlife in Vienna
- Restaurants in Vienna
- Shopping in Vienna
- Warnings and Dangers in Vienna
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Vienna
- 1 Reviews
- 0 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 3 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (2)
Have you been to Vienna?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Vienna
Top 10 Pages
- Boston Intro, 13 reviews, 22 photos, 4 travelogues
- Vychodna 31 photos, 1 travelogue
- London Intro, 13 reviews, 16 photos, 1 travelogue
- Austria Intro, 2 reviews, 22 photos, 2 travelogues
- New York City Intro, 13 reviews, 11 photos
- Slovakia Intro, 8 reviews, 14 photos, 2 travelogues
- Niagara Falls Intro, 6 reviews, 13 photos, 1 travelogue
- Brugge Intro, 4 reviews, 14 photos, 2 travelogues
- Scituate Intro, 7 reviews, 10 photos, 2 travelogues
- Canterbury Intro, 2 reviews, 13 photos, 2 travelogues