📸 — Vienna, Austria

Vienna ooo nah nah, half of our heart is in Vienna ooo nah nah. 🎵

Leaving Santorini was an event — the airport was not built to support multiple departing flights and has the worst airport logistics we’ve ever seen in our lives! In short, it was chaotic, people were shoving, kids were crying, there was yelling and no space or direction to where you should go… so when we landed in Vienna… it was the most incredible thing.

It was silent, organized, we could flush toilet paper (!!! we didn’t know Greece has poor plumbing…) we had McDonalds following Maeghan’s goal to eat it in every country we visit, we downloaded our fav podcasts (and Maeghan has a cameo in one!!), and facetimed family from a bus(!!!!) with real wifi and saw our family in full-resolution… no more pixelated heads :D

And that was all just in the first 30 mins of being here, this city got even better after that.

We explored the beautiful buildings, the meaningful history and ate / drank the best things. Vienna is pretty awesome and we will definitely come back.

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Maeghan cameos in her fave PodcastToday, Explained”. McDonalds so fancy and good, and FaceTiming JudeDude from a bus!!
ALL THE BUILDINGS ARE SO PRETTY!
Motzart lived in many apartments in Vienna, but this one he stayed in for 2 years, so they have now changed it into a museum.
One of the stores had these signs… Maeghan was unimpressed.
Just a fancy bike rack — no big deal.
Sisi of Bavaria was Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary who had this building constructed for her and her husband to live in with plans to build an identical building across the way. She was sadly assassinated (by accident!) in 1898 and her husband stopped construction due to a broken heart.
Later in history, this Imperial Palace was used by Adolf Hitler to perform his famous speech, proclaiming Austria as part of the Third Reich.
The summer palace and home to the oldest zoo in the world!
Our free walking tour guide told us that Austrians were rich and liked Greek mythology.. so they just built a bunch of stuff that looked awesome.

And today, all the buildings are in such great shape… looking back, I think the Parthenon in Greece may have looked similar to this one back in the day 😃

Visiting the Imperial Palace again, but on a different day.
Mozart concert — his final work before his death.
The church on a Saturday — packed.
Things we were told to eat in Vienna — Schnitzel, Apple strudel, wurst and Sacher Cake
Military Museum — WWI & WW2
Oli just stoked to see so much amazing, cheap and ready for drinking Craft Beer.
I can’t remember where I saw this, but I took a picture and love it.
This is Claire! She showed us a book her good friend wrote about traveling the world and what he learned. Its in French and sounds amazing!

Meet Claire 👋 she is an incredible woman we had the pleasure of meeting (by eaves-dropping and totally striking a cool Canadian conversation… 😊). She is an opera singer who is studying her masters in Austria. She shared a few hours with us talking about her work, some challenges and the philosophies she lives by as she trains to as a Opera singer. It was such an inspiring conversation. Claire had such a love/passion for Opera, so much so, that she wanted to share with us and gave us two free tickets to a show!!!

We ended up going our last night in Vienna, and it was pure magic.

So there’s a thing in Vienna, where you can go see the Opera with standing tickets. They only cost 3 euros!

There is a tradition that when you go to the opera, you show up early right when the doors open. You use your scarf to reserve your place by wrapping it on the railing. Then you can leave to explore the building or get a drink, and nobody will touch your spot!
We don’t really have “business casual clothing..” so in our jeans and t-shirts kind of stood out.
Fallstaff
The Opera House… and this is the “ugly side” #itsallsobeautiful!!
We heard that Portugal the man was playing — so we took the train to go find them.
And we ate ice cream. It was delicious.
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