Tails From the Vienna Woods


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It is January after all. II

Just a few words on our comings and goings. It is January after all.

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Central Europe is showing its January colors, in which Vienna sparkles in silvertone.

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It is January after all. I

So, by the by we two left-brainers found ourselves with tickets to one of Vienna’s contemporary art museums, MUMOK. The museum is not a favorite of ours (we’ve visited on just one other occasion since we arrived here) but it is January after all, where the only other weekend activities are balls and brunches, neither of which we pursue.

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So This Was Christmas…

Day 1. Feeling Hopeful.

Me. “I am calling to check on the status of this lost baggage.”

KLM. “The baggage is not lost. The Amsterdam ground team is looking for the baggage.”

Me. “If the baggage is not lost, why I am calling to check on the status?”

KLM. (Looooooong Pause.) “I am sorry.”

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We awoke to wintry delight this morning, and Clayton Theodore and I hurried to the park around 0630 only to discover that we were rather latecomers!

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Tannenbaum, Tirolerland, and Thai Food

A cringe-worthy post came across one of my Vienna social media news feeds last week: “Last year I went on a Christmas Market crawl and it was awesome! If anyone is interested I would love to arrange one for the group?”  

It is more than enough for me that the online presence of my adopted hometown has been taken over bloggers who only see the city for its “Best This” and “Top Ten That;” and like wearing flip-flops and sloshing Sturm from a plastic cup on a vineyard hike, traipsing from Glühwein stall to Glühwein stall is Just. Wrong.

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The Last Hiking and Schnitzeling of the Season?

Quite likely, though hopefully not, one last colorful hike in the Vienna Woods for the season on Sunday, Clayton Theodore serving as our ever wily guide.

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Autumn, Burčák, and Esel-kicking Stairs

Bunches of little obligations have recently kept me from doing the activities I prefer to do, though I have still found time to go in search of autumn.

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Sekt, Drugs and…

Long Night of the Museum.

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