Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I was in Vienna for a week, before travelling down to my dad's in the province of Styria. The weather was, and still is, fantastic. Very warm, actually a bit too warm for my tastes. Between 25-30 degrees celsius. I'm not used to that anymore.
In Vienna I walked around the city with my mother, who, in my opinion is as savvy as any professional guide. I also met a bunch of old friends I hadn't seen for up to ten years. It was like a day hadn't passed, really nice.
I went to different restaurants and also to a famous beer garden and ate a pork shank there. So unhealthy, but sooo goood!
I still need to download a ton of fotos, but here are the first impressions.
Oh and I'm having shoes made! Here you can see the shoemaker, this awesome lady, taking measures. Now she's gonna make a 'testing shoe' and then, after a few corrections, the real thing. I've always wanted handmade shoes so badly and now I finally get to do this!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Gotta love the internet and free wireless. I'm on my way to Austria right now and laying over in Hong Kong. Too bad that there's not enough time to check out the city, but I'll be back one of these days.
In a few hours I'll board a plane to Frankfurt, the second long distance leg and then, finally, a plane to Vienna. I'm going to be in Austria for a month. No work. For a month. Wheee!
I haven't been back home for five years so I expect to get hit by a little bit of culture shock. I'll be taking tons of photographs to!
The photo above was taken this morning - just past the Philipines and about 1000 kms out from Hong Kong. The one below a little bit before. See you soon!