Laundry day

Doing laundry at a launderette is not nearly as glamorous as they claim in the movies. I dragged my stinky bag of laundry to the laundromat around the corner in Vienna. Instead of glamorous people reading books and working on their laptops, there are old people and overworked mums staring at the washing machines going…

Vienna’s history repeats daily

The center of Vienna houses an old clock. Every day at midday its inhabitants start dancing on a variety of music. I just had to check it out. I feel like a child in anticipation of the Punch and Judy show. But this is the Austrian version. The Anker clock was built by an Insurance…

Back to Vienna

When I was at home, travelling was going on short trips, city trips being one of the favorites. I’ve been away from home for a while now, and even though I’m exploring some of the most beautiful places on earth, I miss Europe. I miss the cities full of history. My last city trip was…

Frozen in time

Behold Hofburg palace in Vienna, winter residence of the famous Habsburg family. The statue in front of what is now used as the library, is of Frenchman Prince Eugene of Savoy. This general in the military had sworn loyalty to the Habsburgs. The statue is placed on the Heldenplatz, or Hero Square, so this might indicate how people…

Wild Wiener schnitzel

Where better to enjoy a Wiener schnitzel than in Vienna? When in Vienna, you go all out. One has to eat right? In the guide books of Vienna you’ll find heaps of restaurants to go to, but there is one I would recommend to all schnitzel lovers and adventurers. Figlmüller. You’ll find Figlmüller around the…

A peek in the life of empress Sisi

For years I’ve been admiring the beautiful dresses of empress Sisi and finally the day had come that I would visit her palace. For one day I got to be a princess. For the occasion I was wearing a dress. Ok, it didn’t have any diamonds on it, but it was covered in green dots.…