So I’ve taken my guests to the flee-market at Naschmarkt today. Although we didn’t end up buying much, it’s always fun to browse all the various things on offer there.
I bring everyone who visits me to this place. It’s not very touristy, but they do have menus in English. They have fantastic Austrian food, and at good prices (7-10 euro for the good mains, some are more expensive but not many). They brew their own beer. I love the place.
Today I’m bringing my friend Annika from NZ here. 🙂
This band was so awesome! this is also from Eggenburg. There was a large crowd for the band, the day was beautiful, they were really skilled.. perfect moment! One of the bands that are most famous in the medieval scene is Corvus Corax (not the band in the picture though) – I embedded a video so that you may get some of the atmosphere at home. Enjoy! 🙂
Just a quick picture of a flamingo today, from Vienna Zoo. My annual pass is expired.. so as soon as I get back home, I’ll get a new one. Because I love the animals! I hope they’re all ok in the Zoo… but then, many of them would be worse off in their ‘natural habitat’ – that’s fast disappearing.
These cars are about mayhem. I really like them, but I’ve realised that I’ve slowly outgrown them, and now they hurt my knees considerably when I hit someone.. hmmm! In any case. 5 Euro for a spin around in these cars. 🙂
I’m still rocking around a hazy Malaysia, missing home a bit I must admit! But I passed 10000 views in the last few days, so that’s worth a mention! Thank you all for following me and liking my posts!! 🙂
Donauinselfest is a weekend full of bands, partying, family fun and everything nice, in the middle of the Danube in Vienna. On the Danube Island, of course. I’ve sadly missed the last three, but the one I did manage to go to was awesome. We found this place, which served punch from massive funny-looking glasses. That made the day. 🙂
Today I’m on a plane to Malaysia! So I’ve had to pre-record posts for you, I’ll check in every now and then but I’m going to be away for five whole weeks (!) so I’m not too sure how often that will be… If you are interested, you can follow my travels in Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam on my Instagram account, normally it is private but because I really like you guys I’ve opened it for the time of my travels. 🙂
So, I’ll be doing a few short series while I’m away, starting with PRATER! Prater is awesome. So there are many great pictures to be shared from it. 🙂
This is the Riesenrad – an icon of Vienna.
According to Wikipedia:
It was built and erected in 1897 by the English engineer Lieutenant Walter Bassett Bassett (1864-1907), Royal Navy, son of Charles Bassett (1834-1908), MP, of Watermouth Castle, Devon. Its purpose was to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I. The Riesenrad was one of the earliest Ferris wheels ever built. Walter Bassett’s ferris wheel manufacturing business was not a commercial success, and he died in 1907 almost bankrupt.
A permit for its demolition was issued in 1916, but due to a lack of funds with which to carry out the destruction, it survived. It originally had 30 gondolas, but was severely damaged in World War II and when subsequently rebuilt only 15 gondolas were replaced. The wheel is driven by a circumferential cable which leaves the wheel and passes through the drive mechanism under the base, and its spokes are steel cables, in tension.
There is so much to do before going away for five weeks that it’s just crazy. One of the things include opening my old cellphone up from the sim-lock. I got really shocked when I was told that Drei would charge 99 Euros to do that. Are you nuts??! So, I ended up at this here place, where the dude promised to do it for 30 Euro. I though well why the heck not. So, now I’m a bit more ready to go. 🙂