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Monday, August 22, 2011

Vienna Streetfestival - August 27th

Once summer has come back to Vienna these days, it is a perfect match for another open air event in the streets of Vienna. Well, it is actually only one street, but a very special one. Ringstrasse, between the Opera and the City Hall will once more be the venue for our biggest outdoor dance floor. Hot weather and hot sounds can be expected from a number of local and international DJs and live performances.
The event is organised as a parade, starting at Vienna State Opera building at 2 pm, and dozens of music trucks can be expected to flood the area with music and party feeling. Of course, no traffic will disturb the party that day, it is pure pedestrian area.

At around 9pm the parade will come to an end, but this is only the time to start over with after-show parties at various locations all over the city.

So be there, it's going to be the one of the hottiest days this summer...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Top 25 destinations of the world 1+

According to Tripadvisor these are the Top 25 of the most wanted destinations ... worldwide.
Let's see where we have been ... and you?

1. Cape Town - definitely, we must plan on this
2. Sydney -  if only it were not down under, for that trip we'd need weeks
3. Macchu Picchu - a must-do, only we should hurry, before getting too old  
4. Paris - done, many years ago, nice, and french...
5. Rio de Janeiro - far far away, but at least we know the language!
6. New York City - done, again many yrs ago, revisit for sure!
7. Rome - done at christmas time, wonderful and stunning
8. London - done, lived there for 5 yrs, best time of our life!
9. Barcelona - done, nice but nr 9????
10. Hong Kong - done, in the 90ies, will revisit this year!
11. Kyoto - well, japan is a different story
12. Queenstown - definitely, but when to find the time for that?
13. Jerusalem - so near and thus so far, but we'll plan on this
14. Siem Riep - maybe next time in mix with thailand?
15. Prague - done, when it still had the "old" culture
16. Venice - done, in summer, in winter - always a treat
17. Buenos Aires - not sure about that, argentina yes
18. Ko Phi Phi Don - yes, would be nice to go there one
19. Honolulu - planned already several times, but never made it there
20. St. Petersburg - maybe later, think, it can wait
21. Florence - think, we should go there sooner than later
22. Grand Cayman - a bit off the beaten track
23. San Francisco - done, and I absolutely adored it
24. Petra - already on the "next"list
25. Las Vegas - done, yessss, you must have seen that!

Well, and what about Vienna?
In my opinion it should rank at least on nr 17. Or is it on place 26?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Natures miracles near Vienna

Such beauties need the rain!
Explore them in the many gardens of Vienna!