Archive for the ‘Ghid Viena’ Category

This blog started out under the name of Vienna Guide but somehow I got distracted and other countries have occupied my recent post. It is probably hard to appreciate what you have at home… Anyways, here is also a slight taste of Vienna at its best.

Here are some images from the Christmas Market at the Rathaus and Schönbrunn Palace this year.
If you’ve never been, then maybe this will make you want to have a look in the real-size Disneyland that Vienna transforms into over the winter.

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christmasmarket rathaus


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Around the 1st of May I had a good friend and her boyfriend staying over for one week. She has decided a few years ago to go into fashion and learn how to sew and design her own and other people’s clothes. As you can imagine, because of this she developed a real passion for fashion and everything that has to do with it.

I have to admit, for me Vienna is not one of the most fashionable cities in the world so I kind of let myself go since I am here and not really followed any fashion or trends. Nevertheless with my friend here, having  a real interest for fashion and clothing we went to visit an exhibition/ fair called “Modepalast” (fashion palace). I have to say I really enjoyed it and even changed my perspective of what one should/ can were in a rather ‘fashion conservative’ city like Vienna. I ended up buying a dress and  by chance going to a similar fair the next weekend: Designmarkt Edelstoff.

I have to say, that what I like about the fashion event in Vienna is the fact that they all still have the crafty, hand-made feeling to it. One can still fell the freshness and improvisation and this is what makes it special.

Now I am actually kind of excited about the Vienna Fashion Night on the 14th of June and about the Vienna Fashion Week in September.

A big thanks to my friend because she turned my mind  fashion again and also because it made me discover that Vienna can be actually pretty fashionable. (and as the pictures are not taken by me this time, a big thanks to the photographer for the great pictures).

My friend trying on a Japanese hat


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Ok, let us go back to Vienna, after all this blog;has this name in its title…

I was thinking to (re)start with what I always like to know about a city, and this is where can you get good food! If you are expecting the ‘Viennese Schitzel, potato salad and Wiener Sausage’ type of restaurants recommendation, I am sorry to disappoint but this is not where I eat (at least not anymore after the many kilo that I put on while doing so right in the beginning when I got here) and this is also not where the sporty & fit Viennese people eat (at least not all the time, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to call them sporty and fit in this article).

So what do Viennese eat? Mostly everything that has “bio” in its title but besides this they eat a lot of international, especially middle eastern, oriental food. This is why I am at this point also pretty hooked on humus and having it as often as I can together with the good veggies that usually come with it.

My favorite restaurant, that happens to be 3 to 5 minutes from my home is therefore a restaurant that doesn’t serves Austrian dishes but Georgian ones. And it  seems that this restaurant doesn’t only appeal  to me as a daughter of the Black See but also gathers a lot of personalities from the intellectual scene here in Vienna. Therefore, it often happens that well-known writers spend long hours (Viennese style) at a table there and so do I for a few years now.

What I absolutely love and almost always  take  while there is the “Georgische Antipasti” which is a plate including four specialities: two types of eggplant roles, one stuffed with feta cheese and the other one with a sort of nuts mousse, one beetroot salad and one beans salad all sprinkled with lots of parsley and with some corn salad on the side, or more exactly in the middle of the plate.

The coffee is also one of the reasons for which I get to call this place my favorite. If you like milk-coffee (again Viennese style) this is a place where you get a Caffe Latte with 3 to 4 fingers worth of milk foam.

Ok, enough talking about food, as I for one am starting to get hungry. These are some photos that I took one saturday morning while having breakfast there so that you can see that I was right about the coffee

Madiani at Karmelitermarkt Vienna

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Vara se apropie de sfarsit in Austria. Septembrie este rareori o luna calda aici ci una de toamna, precum scrie si in calendar. Vienezii incep sa mentioneze apropierea toamnei chiar din mijlocul verii, ceea ce nu este total gresit deoarece oscilatiile de temperatura si ploile dese pot aduce temperaturi de 15 grade in mijlocul lui August; asa cum s-a intamplat destul de des si luna aceasta.
Dupa ceea ce anunta prognoza meteo, se prea poate ca ieri sa fi fost ultima zi cu adevarat de vara din anul acesta. Ce au facut austriecii intr-o astfel de zi calda? S-au bucurat de soare, apa, plaja si nisip. Da, e adevarat, Austria nu are mare cum avem noi deci apa este de obicei, apa unei piscine, a unui lac sau cea a Dunarii, plaja este improvizata si nisipul e de multe ori adus, dar asta nu inseamna ca aceste locuri nu au farmecul lor aparte.
Un astfel de loc unde vienezii se relaxeaza sub razele soarelui, pe o fasie de nisip, cu un pahar de vin in mana este Donaukanal. Aici apar in fiecare an, precum ciupercile, noi si noi sezlonguri apartinand teraselor si localuri ce ocupa malul Canalului Dunarii.
Cateva imagini cu cele mai interesante si in voga terase ieri inainte ca toamna sa se abata peste noi.

Cea mai noua si populara locatie a Canalului este noul restaurant cu forma unui vas de croaziera ce a fost construit in primavara aceasta in portul de plecare al vapoarelor ce merg spre orasul “geaman” al Vienei, Bratislava.

Badeschiff-Piscina din mijlocul apoi.

Lounging area- Tel Aviv Beach-misunand de oameni ieri seara

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