Not technically Eastern Europe, Vienna can be called Central Europe by some. But for the sake of my trip lets say it is. I didn’t really spend much time outside of the touristy areas so unlike the other cities I visited on this trip, I didn’t get to see the local’s slice of life. For those familiar with San Francisco, it’s like spending time in Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf & a bit of North Beach areas. It’s quite a departure (a bit of culture shock for me) from the other third world-like cities that I visited in that modern conveniences are everywhere. Examples are free wifi, Gucci and other high end stores, trains are timed to the minute and everyplace is generally very clean but it oozes old world charm. A negative for Vienna is that it’s also the most expensive city I visited. For me the highlights were the statues everywhere and the Easter Market or Oster Markt as the locals call it. Unfortunately it rained a bit in this city and it got plenty cold in the evenings.
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