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Le Loft

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Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography 

As you know, the Viennese girl goes everywhere and spies on everything. I have visited this bar many times, during the day but in the night as well and I think that this blog should include a post about this unique place.

Some impressions:

The lift that brings you to the 18th floor is like a dark and black box with a white ceiling, some people are scared, and some are impressed.

I guess the highlight of the roof bar is the colorful ceiling. You have to see it from outside in the night. It something that catches your eyes and makes you wonder: “what is that?”

Βe careful on Saturdays night, because you will probably need a reservation. They will not let you enter in, if the place is full.

One thing that is very disappointing is that they only allow you to sit next to the window only if you go there to eat. Dear Le Loft manager, can you do something to change this? Thank you in advance.

Le Loft Sofitel Vienna
Praterstrasse 11020
AUSTRIA

Public transportation in Vienna

Public transportation in Vienna

Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

Studying at the University of Vienna is nice, working in Vienna is nice as well, but having a chat with a nice girl on a sunny careless Sunday is more than amazing. Simple things in life are the best. We should always appreciate them and not take them for granted. Elena and I went for a coffee and then to Schönbrunn palace. You might have already seen some photos that we snapped together on my account on Instagram.

The photo of this post, gives me the chance to write a bit about how much I like the public transportation in Vienna. Having lived in the capital city of Greece for years and after experiencing limited public transportation in a very big city, I can say that the public transportation in Vienna turns the city into a playground. Having a car is useless. Public transportation here is fast, convenient, and punctual. I never had any kind of difficulty getting around Vienna. It is obvious that people who work for it do their best for the others. I shouldn’t forget to mention that the metro runs around the clock on Fridays and Saturdays and on the eve of public holidays, which makes going out at night easier.

My favorite metro stations? Schönbrunn station and the Stadtpark station, they look actually similar. The Stadtpark station was the first metro station that I saw when I came to Vienna, so I guess I have a special emotional connection to this station. I still remember that day, when I got off, and didn’t know which direction to take.♥

Café Hawelka

Every old coffee house in Vienna has a story. Did you know that this coffeehouse is where the love story between Leopold and Josefine took place? Leopold began to work in the Deierl restaurant, where he met Josefine. They got married and they later opened Café Hawelka in Dorotheergasse.
One more exciting thing to mention is that there is no menu; say no to a usual menu made of paper which list all the desserts and drinks! What you can order is written on a blackboard which hangs on the wall.

Tip: Go after 20.00 and order some Buchteln, sweet rolls filled with jam. You will avoid the crowd, you will have the chance to taste some delicious Buchteln and if you are lucky enough, you are going to meet happy girls sitting alone and writing poems in a dark artistic atmosphere which remains the same since Hawelka took over the cafe in 1939 . Until 2011 you could meet Leopold sitting at its entrance but unfortunately not any more. But you can still smell the aroma of Buchteln, a culinary delight, that Josefine used to bake.

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Demel

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When you pass through the red velvet curtain that stands behind the door, a whole different world is revealed to you. Old wooden floor, royal chandelier, and an addictive flavor of divine chocolate.

Why should you come to Demel?

Demel has everything: a history which goes back to 1888, its downtown location, delicious desserts, and creativity. Here, chocolate is not seen as just candy, but as fine art. Personally, I like to put Demel in my plan because it makes my day. January is not one of my favourite month. Apart from the freezing cold, January means a lot of university exams and many hours spent in front of books. I know, it is exactly as how it sounds: not so pleasant. In days like these, a piece of chocolate speaks directly to my soul. Let me guide you through an extraordinary realm of sweetness through my photos and enjoy without remorses.

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Sacher Torte

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What would Sacher Torte be like without Vienna and what would Vienna be like without Sacher Torte?
Some things are so connected to each other, that you cannot even imagine them apart.
You can find Sacher Torte in other countries but they are done exquisitely in the country they originated from.

Today we said “Let’s pretend that we are tourists” and jumped into the cafe of the Hotel Sacher. When the sky turns grey, a good friend and that famous piece of chocolate cake with whipped cream next to it is all I need to feel happy.

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