With apologies to Helen Fielding. And Bridget Jones 😉 Thursday, February 2nd: Summary: Weight: not known. Officially (c’mon…) still in ‘post Christmas-scoffing’ phase. So, for both of us, still a ‘work-in-progress‘, if you will. (In the same way that a woman might be forgiven for saying she’s still carrying her baby-weight…when the infant starts … More No time for calorie-counting on this 24 hour Viennese whirl.
Introduction: Time of year: February 2017 –snowy and cold. Purpose of trip: We were due to be in Slovakia around this time anyway, with one available night before our flight home. We’d both longed to visit Vienna, and discovered it would be a tantalisingly close 1 hour 45 minute drive away. Why we chose this … More Review: Hotel Altstadt, Vienna, Austria
We spent 24 hours in Vienna, soaking up the culture, the history, the food and the atmosphere. Not nearly enough time, but with such a photogenic city, it wasn’t difficult to take a few choice snaps. We wrapped up against the elements and found plenty of gorgeous cafes in which to seek refuge. Schnitzel, apfelstrudel, cafe … More Photo essay: snowy Vienna
OK….what links Mozart, Schubert, Strauss…and Midge Ure? Answer: our next destination. Midge, as part of Ultravox, memorably sang about this beautiful city. The other three, along with Beethoven, lived there. Its rich, classical music heritage is, we’ve heard, just a part of what’s earned Vienna the unofficial title of Europe’s cultural capital. Add to that … More Midge and Mozart: musical notes for our wintry mini-break.