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Himmelblau

Himmelblau

There isn’t a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon rather than catching up with dear friends in a super cute cafe like Himmelblau, which means azure in English.

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This was actually my second visit at the Café in Vienna. I remember the first time I visited it was back in summer, you can find my summery visit here.

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This time I took some pictures outside in the Kutschkermarkt and later on I jumped into Himmelblau to warm up. Our coffee was served in azure cups. We made ourselves comfortable and uploaded some spontaneous photos of the three of us on Instagram.

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Between university exams and photography lessons, I managed to catch up with some dear friends over a cup of coffee. Here is to another cafe that we visited most recently. Burgring 1 has its address as the name and a special character because of its shabby-chic interior. Besides, this is one more place in Vienna where I can speak Italian with the staff! If I am in the area, between Burggarten and Mariahilferstrasse, and have some spare time, I stop by for a laid back -chocolate- drink. Three are the things that I like at Burgring 1: the lights dangling from the ceiling, the comfortable couches, and the big windows – I guess because I always have that habit to do some people watching of those passing by.♥

The Event – thank you for coming!

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The Viennese girl blog event took place yesterday for the first time at Wunderladen Fashion Cafe in Vienna. Thank you all and each one of you for coming, for showing me your support and your love by being there. I met so many interesting like-minded enthusiastic people and received a constructive and insightful feedback for the blog that helps me a lot. At the moment of writing this post, I am thinking of some of you, who brought a smile to my face, Maria from Bulgaria, Natalie from Russia, Kely from Brazil, Jasmina from Finland, Valentina from Italy, Carly from Australia, Laura, my Greek friends and of course how can I forget Mr. Dado and so many others from Usa and the two sisters who just arrived in Vienna from London. This is the best evidence, that The Viennese Girl Blog has an international flair and friends from all over the world. Thank you for coming. It means a lot to me meeting you in person.

As I have already said in the previous post, it was the first time that I organized something like that and I have the feeling that people enjoyed the evening so much like I did. Special thanks to Sabrina, the owner of Wunderladen Cafe, who let us use her place and make this happen. Wunderladen cafe was without a doubt the ideal place for The Viennese Girl blog event. It felt like being at home. Besides, thanks to Elena Azzalini for making this event more special and memorable with her always beautiful photography.♥

cold weather

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I really wonder how do we manage to take all those photos when it’s so cold, windy and sometimes rainy outside. It’s like a hobby you like so much and you are not willing to give up even if you have to undertake it under those unpleasant circumstances. It was very cold when we snapped those photos. Cold weather is definitely not for me and definitely not a good idea for shooting outdoors.

But there are so many beautiful details around Vienna that we can hardly keep ourselves from not shooting, details that catch my attention and sweep me off my feet. This blog post includes many things I love lately. My new pair of boots from Zara, my xmas present from Mango, city lights, streets of Vienna, and one of my favorite chocolate shops.♥

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How do you prepare yourself before you travel? On The Viennese Girl blog, you will find numerous Vienna tips.

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Don’t tell me that you are like my cousin who does nothing (sorry cousin). I remember that every time we were about to visit a European capital city together, he did absolutely nothing. I was the one who did all the research on the web before our departure.

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By saying research, I mean to read other travel blogs for tips, write lists with the Top things to see and Top things to do, download maps, and buy museum tickets.

My cousin did nothing. Maybe because he knew that he had a hard core traveler on his side and he could just relax and rely on me.

The Viennese Girl best travel blogI’d like to be completely honest with you, I find pleasure on preparing a trip and collecting useful information. But I would also love it if someday someone would organize a trip for me. Someone who would come and say to me “I have booked everything for us, let’s travel.” How cool that would be?

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Unfortunately I don’t get to travel as much as I wish. This results in me playing the tourist in my own town. I guess, that is a bad symptom of a person who was bitten by the travel bug but doesn’t travel that often. The photos of this blog post are taken at the Vienna Tourist Info Office in Albertinaplatz.

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For all the avid travelers like me that are about to visit Vienna, make sure to check my blog for Vienna tips.  Once you are here, I suggest you to visit the Official Vienna Tourist Info Office to get their brochures and maps for free. These brochures are created for you, they are free and made in different languages. Plus, the people who work in the Office are willing to help you if you have further questions.

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