It was truly wonderful to be back in beautiful Vienna and to spend time with my dear friends, Carol & Robert, again. Last visit I did in June 2010, far too long ago. I was so looking forward to my visit and excited as always.
I flew with Niki Air – owned by the ex-F1 driver, Niki Lauda. A great little airline. For you that don’t know Niki Lauda was he one of the most successful F1 drivers during mitt 70’s, but Lauda was seriously injured in a crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, during which his Ferrari burst into flames and he came close to death after inhaling hot toxic fumes and suffering severe burns.
At Copenhagen Airport did I treat myself to the most expensive hamburger I ever eaten at O’Learys sportbar , together with a mineral water and the tip the bill came to 208DKR/37$/22£/28€, but it was very good.
Had plenty time to kill, it only took me a total of 13 min to check in and pass the security control, one of the reason why I think Kastrup is one of the best airport in the world. So I took Oscar for a little walk. And of course I bought myself a Kartoffelkage for the flight. *smile
I arrived late in the evening, so it was just more or less to have a chat about everything and then to bed. The first morning I woke up before 6am and I went out on their beautiful balcony and said good morning to the sunrise, the roses and the wine yard up the hill. I already then understood that Vienna was going to be a hot city.
And Vienna became warmer for each day that passed, aorund +32c/89F – and it was really hard to be able to enjoy the city …. as I wanted too, but I tried my best. On Friday Carol and I decided to go shopping on Mariahilfer Strasse. So after breakfast with we jumped into her Mini Copper convertible and hit the city center, it was lovely to feel the wind in my hair
We really tried to give shopping a try, but it’s became a very weak attempt. Carol found a nice pair of sandals and a picture frame. I manage to find a great basket for my laundry products, luggage labels, new pump bottle for my guest hand lotion and 46 postcards.
It was some coffee breaks and escaping into AC cool department stores and shops.
After lunch we both had enough of sun and heat. I worked Oscar a little bit, but I was too hot and the sun was far too strong.
Robert, an excellent chef – served a fantastic salmon soufflé for dinner out their balcony together a perfectly chilled white Austrian wine, just what we girls needed.
At midnight I sat out on the balcony writing my first postcards from Vienna.
“The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.”