Austria

Vienna, I still adore you – Part 2

After Jenny left, I was flying solo in Vienna. The next morning I took the tram 71 again, with no specific destination on mind. Then I decided to jump off near Belvedere and walked around the garden a bit.

I remember when I was here for the first time with Jenny, it was mid January, extremely cold and rainy. Of course, this time it was raining as well! I didn’t end up going inside since there were too many people – this exactly is one of the perks of traveling during low seasons, as you get to see more things with less people around you. When we were in Paris late January-early February, Louvre was practically empty (on Louvre’s standards) and we were able to get so close to Mona Lisa. And when I see all other people’s picture of her – pretty much a size of a dot in their pictures – I appreciate how fortunate we were to enjoy Louvre rather than being suffocated by a  sea of other tourists…

Anyhow, after Belvedere I jumped on another random tram, which turned out to be line D, and made my way to the university that my brother’s studying at on his exchange. All my Austrian friends have went to this university, and one of them has a brother that’s currently going here as well. Apparently this campus is a very new campus they only just recently moved to, and the buildings were very clean and architecturally interesting. However I have heard stories about things falling from these buildings so they apparently are safety hazards as well..

After this I came back home, rested a bit, and went to meet up with one of my Austrian friends at the Christmas market at Resselpark near Karlsplatz. When you get off at Karlsplatz metro station, exit to Resslepark and the market is right there. To be honest this was my favourite Christmas market out of them all, and this was the moment that I told myself that I can finally check off ‘going to Christmas market in Vienna’ on my bucket list. This is why having friends all over the world is more than amazing – they tell you exactly where to go!

How can you not love this city???

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