Good morning one and all. It’s 2018 and I have to say, I’ve a good feeling about this year. Already I’ve got a few trips planned in which I’ll mention a moment. For now though, it’s all go as I prepare to enjoy my first event of the new year, the Vienna Coffee Festival.
Held every year at the Ottakringer Brauerei in Ottakring, (surprising, I know.) The Coffee festival is a must for all fans of the bean. There’ll be plenty to see. From the finest coffee from around the city to the showdown of the best Baristas and the wonderfully whimsical latte art competition, it promises to be an event not to miss. There’s also food, coffee cocktails and live music. What’s not to love?
New Adventures, new stories.
This year I’m really hoping to push the boat out and explore a few new places further afield. However, to start with, let’s not forget my stunning home city, Vienna. This month sees the start of a new series of articles, Tram line Travels. There are 28 different lines in Vienna and I’m going to travel on each one, and at various points, I’ll be getting off the trams and exploring the area. It’s actually quite exciting as the trams cross cross the city before heading out into parts unknown. I’m still deciding on my first tramline run and hopefully this will begin next week.
Further afield though and I’ve got some exciting trips lined up for this year, starting next month with a trip to the beautiful city of Graz. My camera and I are spending the day wandering around the Stiermark city. It’s a new place for me to visit. Best of all, I’ve taken advantage of Oebb‘s early tickets. At €9 each way, it’s a very cheap day out.
Also in February, I’m planning my first ‘international’ trip to the Hungarian city of Sopron. Sopron sits in that awkward little bit of Hungary that juts into Austria. It’s just over an hours train journey away and sits just the other side of Burgenland. It’s a properly bilingual city and it’s historic city centre can trace its routes all the way back to the Roman Empire. It’s exciting and I’m looking forward to seeing the city with friends.
In May, the big event is our first weekend away to Ljubana in Slovenia. This pretty little city is Home to some gorgeous architecture and fantastically friendly people. Again, booking early got us €9 tickets each way. Not bad for a 6 hour train ride.
Finally, and this is just provisional, in November I’m hoping to visit Salzburg for the weekend. Nothings decided yet p, but I hope to spend the weekend visiting the city I first saw back in 2012. A meal at Alte Fuchs beckons.
So there we are. It’s a new year and things are getting exciting. Be seeing you. 🙂This entry was posted in Uncategorized