Fancy Cats: Cafe Neko (Vienna, Austria)

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)

The Must-See Palace in Vienna: Hofburg

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

Visiting the Oldest Zoo in the World: Tiergarten Schönbrunn

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

From Vienna to New York: Adele Bloch-Bauer

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