A Weekend in Vienna

I had a fantastic time in Vienna last weekend. It’s been a place I’ve wanted to visit for ages – I even mentioned this in a Bucket List blog post back in 2012, but it’s taken me four years to realise the dream. In the end it came about because my daughter was heading there […]

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Vienna 2016: Last Day

After our lovely weekend together, Nicola had to go to work on Monday, but I’d decided to fly back early evening and spend another ‘day’ in Vienna, exploring a little more on my own. First of all I headed down to the heart of the city, near the St Stephan’s cathedral. I wanted to go […]

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Vienna 2026: Last Evening

We went back to Glacis Beisl which had been full the night before and where we’d booked a table.¬†Beisln¬†are a kind of Viennese bistro pub where you can expect to find typical Viennese food. Glacis Beisl is an unremarkable place at first sight. To be frank, the entrance is quite tacky and you have to […]

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Vienna 2016: Klimt & Apple Strudel

It’s my last full day and tomorrow morning Nicola has to go to work – attend the conference that’s brought her, and thus me, to Vienna. We wanted to go to the Belvedere together to see their Klimt paintings, most famously The Kiss so that was to be the highlight of our day. Last night […]

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Vienna 2016: Saturday Market, Sachertorte & Vienna’s Old Town

After breakfast, Nicola and I decided to visit the Naschmarkt, one of Vienna’s oldest markets dating back to 1786. There’s a market here each day but on Saturdays it incorporates a flea market too. It took us a leisurely half hour’s walk south to reach it. It’s an enormous market the stretches for almost a […]

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Vienna 2016: Arrival & Reconnaisance

Yes I know I’ve only just come back from Spain so this next break is a pretty fast turnaround. It’s come about because my daughter Nicola is at a conference in Vienna next week and she suggested I join her for the weekend before so we could have a little break together. She’d booked an […]

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