October 2014 archive

Café Prückel

Café Prückel

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The appointment at Café Prückel was at 12.00. I was a bit late and my friend who arrived earlier told me that the place was full. It was not the first time that I visited Café Prückel but this time we were a bit disappointed. We ordered one “Wiener Frühstück”, meatballs with salad, two macarons, one meringue with whipping cream, and one apple strudel with vanilla sauce.

The “Wiener Frühstück” was basic, nothing exceptional and the macarons costed 4.60, which is too expensive for two small macarons. The only thing I liked was the apple strudel. Except the food, they brought a dirty tablecloth with hair on it. I guess it was just an exception but we asked them to take it away. As for the decoration, of the whole deco, I like the chandelier the most. Besides, Café Prückel is divided to two rooms: one for smokers and the other for non smokers.

So, this was our experience at Café Prückel. I think that they should be more careful and I am sure they can do better. It worth a visit if you are around the area but you shouldn’t go with big expectations or you never know, you might like it more than we did. Peoples’ tastes differ.

 

Weekend inspiration

Weekend inspiration I spend a lot of time now and then reading quotes because some of them gives me such an inspiration, boost and a lot of strength to hold on. I made a list with my favourite quotes and share it with you. Enjoy!

1.Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.- Anais Nin

2.Distance means so little when someone means so much.

3.The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

4.Nothing in this world that’s worth having comes easy.

5.A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. – Coco Chanel

6.Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground – Theodore Roosevelt

7.The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust

8.Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.- Kahlil Gibran

9.Don’t lose a diamond while chasing glitter

10.Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

11. Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.― Roald Dahl

I love Vienna

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Why do I love Vienna?

Ouuui….At the beginning, it was love at first sight, and you cannot always explain it when you have a crush on something. Now it has turned into a long lasting relationship which doesn’t fade away with the passing of the years.

This is one my favorite posts of this blog. Photos of this blog post document some of my favorite spots of the city and some of the things I really fancy to do.

♥ I like roaming through the alleyways of the centre, those alleyways, although being in the centre of the city, has no tourists. I even twirl around sometimes…

♥ I love drinking a warm Orangenpunsch at Vienna’s most elegant café, at Café Mozart. Especially when it’s cold outside and the sky is grey.

♥ Oh my God, a piece of Greece in the middle of Vienna. In the Volksgarten you can find the Theseus Temple. Every time I visit this Temple, I feel like, hmmm, like being home. I feel like a Greek Goddess.

♥ Do you know what is Bougatsa and where you can find it in Vienna? Bougatsa is a Greek pastry which has sweet custard filling, it can be chopped into small bite-sized chunks and it is sprinkled with powdered sugar. Did you start drooling? I know that feeling very well, so I am going to share my secret with you. There is a Greek Bakery in the centre of Vienna and it is called Pnyka. In the Pnyka bakery shop you can also find some other mouthwatering Greek products, like tiropita and ION chocolate!!

♥ It’s impossible to come across a Fiat 500 without stopping and start taking pictures. If I could, I would wrap it like if it were a present and would bring it home.

Neuer Markt is one of the oldest plazas in Vienna and one of my favorite spots of the city. There is a very beautiful fountain in the middle called Thunder Fountain. Around the square you can find the Capuchin Church, hotels and bars, and my favourite French Bistro, Le bol! There is also something that I don’t like and I have to write it down with the hope that someone will read my little complaint and do something about it. There are so many cars in this plaza. Such a beautiful plaza ended up being a parking place. Unbelievable!

♥ And last but not least, write down those two words: Carbonara Salmone. For the delicious Carbonara Salmone, I go to Vapiano. There are 6 vapiano restaurants in Vienna. I only go to the one in Walfischgasse 11.

Breakfast at Meierei im Stadtpark

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I rarely eat at home and it is for three reasons. First, I don’t live with my mom, who would cook everyday for me (although she still calls to ask if I ate). Second, I like cooking but I don’t like cooking alone, and third and the most important, I don’t like eating alone. It just isn’t’ any fun. That’s the reason why you see me visiting all the restaurants around the city and I am glad to have friends who come along and join the meal, even if sometimes the meal can result being a bit pricey than usual. I call them “my food partners” and then we laugh.

This time we went to the Meierei im Stadtpark for breakfast and I opted for the “Meierei im Stadtpark” breakfast with a small change. I preferred to have a croissant instead of the herbal quark. Overall, having breakfast at Meierei im Stadtpark in great surrounding was a nice experience. The restaurant is located in the middle of the park and has a view to the canal. When the sun shines, you can also sit in the outdoor patio. The food was very good but my friend and I agreed that the service could have been a bit friendlier. It could have been much more appreciated.

shades of autumn

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Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

We were in the mood for autumn and our wish was to visit a park to see and take pictures of the falling leaves that have yellow, red, and gold colors.

But, as usual, we didn’t know to which park we should go. After a long discussion, we headed to Türkenschanzpark (difficult to say that word) influenced by the opinion of a friend of mine (who by the way makes her way to India today…..so jealous…safe travels I wish to her) told me that she finds Türkenschanzpark in Vienna more beautiful than Schönbrunn gardens. Really? What do you think?

Unfortunately we arrived a bit late and it started getting dark, but I promise I’ll go back soon and take more pictures.

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” ― Andrea Gibson

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