The first snow fall of the year is today in New York City and if you know me, you know that I love the snow. Though what I mean by “love” is that I love watching it from indoors and going out in it *occasionally*. You will never find me hiking a snow covered mountain. That shit is bonkers. But when I saw all the … Continue reading What To Do When It Snows
The cats I’d seen at the cat cafes in Budapest were simple, not to mention adorable, but not fancy. The cats living in Cafe Neko – Vienna’s premiere cat cafe – were so fancy they were almost royal (see: above photo). Their cats are rescues from local shelters and surprisingly, Cafe Neko opened all the way back in 2012! Not far from massive St. Stephen’s … Continue reading Fancy Cats: Cafe Neko (Vienna, Austria)
My first stop on my second day in Vienna was the Hofburg Palace. I’d purchased a combined ticket, the Sisi Ticket, for entrance to both the Schonbrunn and the Hofburg prior to flying overseas so I was good to go. Because it was off-season, though, the lines weren’t very long so I’m not sure pre-paying saved me a lot of time, but I’d still suggest … Continue reading The Must-See Palace in Vienna: Hofburg
Ever since I missed my chance to visit the Warsaw Zoo in 2016, I try to go to zoos when I’m traveling whenever possible. I love animals and although zoos are controversial (is it cruel to the animals? are they unhappy?), I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d rather have members of these endangered species live in manmade habitats than risk relying on mankind having … Continue reading Visiting the Oldest Zoo in the World: Tiergarten Schönbrunn
If you thinking about visiting Vienna, the Schonbrunn Palace is an absolute must, at least if you want to get a good sense for how Marie Antoinette lived before she ruled from Versailles in France. On my last day in Vienna it was a glorious 50* F outside and I hopped on the green line at the Kettenbruckengrasse station and rode five stops south to … Continue reading Must Do in Vienna: Schonbrunn Palace
Casual photo on the main staircase at the Kunshistoriches Museum in Vienna, Austria. I recently received an email from GRRRRL Traveler with a link to a video that was about the 15 most popular reasons why people (or women, more specifically) travel solo. I watched it and I was like, “Oh I totally agree!” and I thought I’d make my own list the top 5 … Continue reading Why Do I Travel Solo?
I previously wrote that the movie The Woman in Gold and the story of “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” inspired me to travel to Vienna and recently I finally made it to the Neue Galerie on New York City’s Upper East Side. Once I was in Vienna, I hopped on the tram and one of the first places I went was 18 Elisabethstrasse, aka Adele Bloch-Bauer’s … Continue reading From Vienna to New York: Adele Bloch-Bauer