So here I am, in Hotel Atlas, with free ethernet, a non-feather pillow, a bathtub, and already a few more books to add to my collection.
BlogTalk will start on Monday, so I have the week-end before me to do some exploring. I’m open to suggestions, still!
My first day here has been pretty uneventful (barring “rain” from the “events” category). I’ll just make three notes.
Firstly, if you go to have breakfast at Café Westend, just opposite the station, and the waiter asks you if you would like some orange juice, be prepared to pay as much for it as for the whole breakfast (approx. 5’€, perfectly reasonable for the breakfast, perfectly overpriced for the orange juice — even though it is freshly pressed). I made the mistake of thinking it was included, and was nastily shocked when I got the bill.
Second, I tend to walk way beyond my limits of tiredness. I just don’t stop. It’s so annoying. All the more now, as I actually catch myself doing it, but still can’t stop. I really have to find a way to avoid walking myself to death this week-end.
Third and last, I made a friend on the train to Zürich — fate had me sit right opposite Andrea, who lives in Geneva and was also making her way to Vienna. We’re meeting again tonight, with her (very nice and local-now-expat’) boyfriend.
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Viel Spass in Österreich! Hab’s guet, bis bald! Grüssli
Walking too much is common for “newbie” city travellers, I used to do that myself. After a while I found out how to avoid it: Public transport. Buy a day/week pass for the public transport system and use it to get as close to your destination as possible.
Also, walk slowly. You’ll see a lot more than when you are rushing through the streets. And you’ll be less tired.
Another suggestion: Drink frequently! City air is usually dry, and combined with all that walking you’ll dehydrate faster than usual. We don’t want you to turn into a Vienna mummy :-).
Si tu retrouves la trace du troisieme homme fais nous signe hein…