Vienna snaps - Part 1

Hello friends!

Over the next few months I will be sharing with you a few images and experiences from our travel adventures. First up is Vienna!

We arrived in Vienna early morning with our first stop over at Europcar to pick up our rented car. I threw my husband in the deep end with never being overseas (New Zealand doesn't count) making him drive on the wrong side of the road on his first day. I knew it was going to be memorable! we were both so nervous, Wayne doing a few laps around the car park while I fumble over the maps. It was the best decision for us, we are the perfect match for road-tripping. My husband has the best temper for driving in stressful conditions, and I am a GPS (more or less). Yes I did just call myself a GPS. If you can read signs, and you generally know which direction you're heading - you really can't get lost.

Since we're on the topic of driving, I'll give you a little brief about it. We liked having a car for comfort and being able to leave and stay whenever we wanted. For two weeks of driving it cost us around 800 euros including petrol. When it came to accommodation, which many people may see it as a negative, we had limited to choose from with free parking. But it all seemed to work out perfect for us, most of the hotels were located 10-20 minutes from the center and close to a metro station. But this also meant less touristy and more local culture. Win!

Back to Vienna.

It is undoubtedly an amazing city to visit - but you really only need a maximum of 3 days to see it well. Many white and symmetrical buildings which I found it to be unique when compared to the rest of Europe. There are interesting laneways, cafe's, and there's definitely a fun multicultural feel to the city. It reminded me of Melbourne a little.
Getting around Vienna is easy with the Metro to all the main attractions. We walked around a lot though - which I would have done less of if we weren't eating so much :)

Must do's:
- Schonbrunn Palace with the Audio Guide if you're a history buff like us.
- Imperial Palace (see below image)
- Laneway walks and Viennese coffees
- Stephansplatz (for Cathedral and main shopping - very touristic area)
- Eat Pork Schnitzel (of course)
- Night Market with a big pork leg (yeah we are fatties) with mustard and bread.
- Classical music concert (we went to this one)
- Museum Quarter

Below images from walking around in the main town, Imperial Palace and a few of the laneways.

Stay tuned for Part 2 :)

x Farrah


  1. Beautiful photos, Farrah. As for the driving, I can't even imagine the fear of having to drive on the other side of the road in a foreign city - I would quite possibly die of stress! Luckily D has that all sorted for our trip in a couple of months :) Can't wait to hear/see more of your trip!

  2. Beautiful! I love Vienna.

  3. Wow. WOW. I can tell this European adventure series is going to make me want to keel over an die with jealousy! xx

  4. Wow, wow, wow! These are incredible! I cannot wait to see more!!!

  5. Oh, how lovely! I've been pining over a European vacation, and yours is truly one to be rivaled.

    I can't wait to see the rest of these- gorgeous snaps! :)

  6. I loved Vienna, such a beautiful city! Great shots as usual and I also loved your text and the details!!

  7. i absolutely adore these. so beautiful xx

  8. Oh Europe is so beautiful! and so are your photos!