March 26th, 2016
Vienna was the first trip of the second semester, and this was the final country to visit that bordered the Czech Republic.
I had considered visiting it last semester, but it wasn't really high on my to see list. Which I was completely wrong about, because I thought it was such a beautiful city, and we had such a nice, chilled weekend there.
Something that always helps, is that the weather was amazing that weekend. We visited on Easter weekend, so there was a nice buzz around the city with the Easter markets on, and a lot of (delicious) food stands. Sitting in the sun, in front of the palace, with a drink in your hand... perfect!
What I loved about Vienna, was that there were so many sights to see, but they were so easily walkable, even though the city was bigger than I expected. You didn't need to meticulously plan how to get from one sight to the next (even though this is something my friends know that I'm good at!), you just wander between them, at your own pace.
A lot of the cities I have visited are known for their nightlife, but Vienna was a nice change, we had a nice dinner each evening, and then a cocktail or two and weren't home too late, so we were fresh for more exploring the next day. The first night, we went to this really nice fancy rooftop cocktail bar. The second night, we went to an American style cocktail bar, which was beside the gorgeous Italian that we went to for dinner. Because I'm a solid believer in trying a pizza in each place you go...
Vienna was sunshine, sights, great food and drinks and a lot of laughs with the gal pals.