Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Where am I?

30 april (7)

I’m away from home again, for  a week this time, to facilitate a workshop.  Can you guess where I am?  A clue – I’m spending euros.

30 april (1)

I admit that when I knew I was coming here I had no visual idea of what to expect – not a country I’m aware of seeing on TV or films.  In fact I couldn’t think of much that I knew about life here now – only historical things.

30 april (4)

I was surprised to see so many trees down the streets – here lots of chestnut trees.

Also very surprised that ice cream is a big thing here

1 may (2)

(chocolate, pistachio and vanilla ice-cream, caramel sauce, cream and lots of hazelnuts)

The streets and pavements are wide, there are trams and lots of bicycles.  Lots of people smoke (outside) and bakery and meat feature heavily in menus.

I haven’t seen the river yet, nor a grand historic building, nor heard  a waltz, nor eaten apple strudel or schnitzel. 

Guessed yet? – I’m in Vienna.  I get to stay for the weekend after the workshop so intend to see and share more of the city (and sample more ice cream and pastry) 

ps.  I’ve been having problems leaving messages on posts since being here – sorry for the lack of comments – I typed them and then they disappeared.


Maria Ontiveros said...

We spent a very hot weekend in Vienna. The deserts were awesome!!! An impressive palace, too, and I loved the museums.

Alison said...

Vienna is on my list of places to visit!...enjoy!
Alison xx

Sian said...

I would love to see Vienna - take lots of pictures!