Photos: Tony Gigov
When Tony asks you to let him take some pictures of you, you simply cannot say no, even if you don’t have any make up on your face, even if you don’t have that special outfit on you. Strangely enough, I feel comfortable going around the city and being photographed without wearing lots of makeup in order to look beautiful. He gave me chocolate and we had a relaxed stroll downtown Vienna talking mainly about our favorite subject: photography! Those pictures were taken in Graben, one of the most famous streets in Vienna’s first district, and its surroundings. I really had a nice time.♥
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.♥
In 2014 I received many emails from people that enjoyed my Vienna tips and wanted to thank me for all this information that I provided through my blog. The love I received every time they contacted me and the gratitude I feel now is so huge that makes me keep on working on this project of mine in 2015.
I am very happy that the category Dear Vienna resulted to be a lovely English speaking city guide that you can find on the web for free. For those who reside in Vienna and those who will visit Vienna.
Today I am going to write about another special place located in the center of Vienna that is called Simply Raw Bakery. We made it on time to catch that sofa next to the fireplace before it started snowing. We ordered a cup of coffee and smoothie and listened to French music. To my surprise, there was also a dog whose name is Mojito. Mojito was very lovely, quiet and shy. He let me cuddle him but he didn’t let me take a picture of him (why Mojito?). As soon as he understood that I was going to snap a photo of him, he was going back to his bed (and again, why Mojito?). At Simply Raw Bakery you can have wireless internet and you can pay with Bankomat (debit card), two things that are important to mention.
The Simply Raw Bakery is now my Simply Love Bakery in Vienna, even if Mojito ignored my wish to take a picture of him.
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I couldn’t find a better photo to wish you Happy New Year. This tiny creature, Shorty, and I wish you all the best for 2015. Many thanks to the persons who are close to me, support me, and make my life more beautiful (they know who they are).
For the year that went by, I keep only the good moments and for the year that just came, may I make a wish? I wish to get back to the greek islands as soon as possible. Καλή χρονιά ♥