Saturday, February 2, 2013


The remainder in Vienna was spent on excessive indulgence on sachertorte, (who cares about my lactose intolerance eh?) schnitzel and various concoctions of Austrian stews and meats - I went vegetarian after leaving Austria the following week! But it was also spent walking through misty streets of Burgring and palace grounds after a Christmas night orchestral performance in Hofburg palace...

Schobrunn palace was open during Christmas day and I had a really great time exploring all the rooms within the palace - I believe it has an atmosphere comparable to Versailles, and if you saw my very first post you could see I tried taking a picture of the interior of the palace which has gold-adorned ceilings and brilliant workmanship. They even had oriental inspired secret rooms, of which I was very impressed by as well.

I also made it a point to see Belvedere before I left Vienna and back to Salzburg for a couple of days, and it has an absolutely beautiful lawns and triangular shaped shrubs (as you can already see). Everything was so ornate, and I suppose Vienna lives up to being a classical city after all. So, I'm already thinking of where to go next when I have a break from university: any ideas please let me know   via various social media sites!

Tomorrow I will be having dim sum (and everyone knows dim sum is also one of my favorite mealtimes, ever!) with some friends so I hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday and refreshing start of the week - until next time, where I will bring you to a Sound of Music tour within beautiful Salzburg once again :) 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Ess Muss Sein

It's Thursday and you know what this means: new post (yay).

Decadence and the terrible cold is my impression of Vienna - not to mention the fog in the morning! Nonetheless the mist unveiled the history of the city itself, the architecture particularly wonderful to marvel at. I think Vienna speaks for itself, because I don't think my pictures nor helpless words can pay tribute to a city that once housed Mozart, Strauss, Klimt and Schiele... Though I have to add as a parenthesis that personally I am more of a Romantic-era fan but why complain? 

And perhaps the best (and only) picture I have of myself is in front of the mumok (museum of modern art and everyone who knows me well knows my sentiments on modern art hence the expression); the Leopold museum which actually has the Klimt exhibition I wanted to see was not open because it was Christmas eve/my birthday wish was not granted! Although, the fog did uncloaked to reveal the mysterious Stephansdom and the blithe Schobrunn woods... 

I spent most the time shivering even beneath thermals and four layers of clothing - but had great times eating all-time favorites of tafelspitz and apfelstrudel, celebrating my birthday in the Albertina, seeing an orchestra in the Hofburg on Christmas night and museum-hopping! I sound vaguely touristy-happy but it's true, I'd be back there sooner than you think if I had the chance. Round 2 of summer in Vienna, anyone? 
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