The annual transport fee in Vienna is really low compared with other capitals in Europe. Without any reduction it’s 32 Euro per month, which is an absolute bargain when you consider that a single journey costs 2 Euro. It’s issued by Wienerlinien, and is valid on all trams, buses, subways and ‘schnellbahn,’ which are regional trains that pass through Vienna. Threre is a boundary, but you can travel quite far away already with it, as far as Liesing when you go southwards! And, they don’t care what kind of picture you use.. lol. This picture was taken at a party. 😉
All over Austria, today people are burning a fire to celebrate Easter. It’s not allowed in the cities (because of the pollution), so many travel out to the rural areas to celebrate. I usually go to Graz to visit some friends of the family, and this one is taken at a place that’s about half an hour out of Graz. They tell me that they always compete with the neighbours to make the BIGGEST baddest fire. I like it, there’s nothing like a good bonfire I say. The pond you can see here has frogs in it. Every year they signal danger because of the fire, so the air is full of frog-croaks. Bless them. 🙂
Can’t be bothered painting your own eggs? Or, just really shit at it? For a whole bunch of cash you can get some extremely impressive looking eggs from the Easter egg market at Freyung. It’s worth a visit just to behold the eggy madness… LOTS of eggs!! More pictures on the Facebook site. —> 😉
The Würstlstand (small sausage stand) is your friend. It’s pretty much always there for you. It’s always calling you whenever you are out on town, and get hungry on the way home. It always has beer, if you run out when you’re at a party. It is the only one that cares, if you are out at 6am still, and need a really, really, really really late dinner. And it will never laugh in your face…
I’d say that the Würstlstand is definitely one of the things to check out if you’re ever in Vienna, in spite of the fact that it is an 11-letter word, of which 9 are consonants. That’s almost a bit of the charm. 😀 They range from a bit dodgy, to normal, to fancy, to legendary. This one is at Friedensbrücke, I’d call it normal.
Postmen are quite yellow in Vienna. The first time I saw someone with one of these babies, I seriously thought they had it pretty rough. But then, comparing them to other countries where they often have to carry the load in a bag or whatnot, actually they should be relatively cofortable. I think these trolleys can carry quiiite a bit of weight. So if I ever have to move homes without a car, I’ll see about nicking one of these 😛