Vienna, Vienna, Vienna. How many times have I been told by friends and travellers, this city will give your European experience a new perspective. And, it surely did. I found a great AirBnB room, offered by students studying at the University of Vienna. Reasonably priced and exactly facing the Wiener Naschmarkt. This place is a paradise for foodies. It packs in continental cuisines to spices from the Middle-East and Asia. Overpriced, however, a must do if you visit Vienna. Exactly beside our AirBnb flat, we had a LGBT bar, with the LGBT flag hovering over proudly. These are the few unique things I noticed in Vienna, quite often, that over years the society had become so liberal and the quote “Live and Let Live” was truly being followed. I couldn’t help but pay visit to the LGBT bar, and had a great conversation with the bartender, who also is the owner of the bar. I got great information on the things they conduct for the LGBT community in Vienna. They have single meetings every week, and even personal counselling.
Additionally, Vienna has an underground culture, which passes the eye when you just go to the mainstream places. The city centre is gorgeous, architecturally enriching with great eating and drinking options. Check out the brewery 1516, great variety of beers. I couldn’t find it Austrian in nature, looks more of a brewery with International taste; however, not to be mistaken, the beer tastes great. One more thing to do in Vienna during summer is visiting the river Danube, which flows through the heart of Vienna. There is an elongated island in the middle of the river, a great place to sunbathe or have a picnic. I feel, to truly experience Vienna like most of the other cities, you need to live there for several months. A short visit is just not enough to experience everything this magnificent city has to offer.
If you’re already in Vienna, and don’t take the next bus to Prague. You’re missing out on something huge. Prague here I come.
Prague, here I come.