Oh Vienna

Well its been far too long since I last posted a new page, and I’m sorry for that. I’ve simply been incredibly busy with my brother’s wedding and my move to Austria.

But now I’m here, in Vienna, ready to start my studies, for a year, all alone.

It’s an exciting but also terrifying opportunity, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t sacred half to death by my situation. In fact I’m already missing home and I expect there’ll be many days to come where I just want to pack up and leave. But this is a challenge that I’ve set myself and challenges are never easy.

On the plus side though, Vienna is as beautiful as ever and during the last week I was able to explore further parts of the city with my parents before thier flight back home.

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The circus is currently in town

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The leaves are already changing

We spent a few hours simply wondering through the streets of Vienna, past the magnificent Rathausplatz where the circus is currently being held and into the equally beautiful Volksgarten. One thing that I do really enjoy about Vienna is how laid back it feels as a city. There’s no enormous crowds of people and it rarely feels busy. In the Volksgarten everyone was just having a nice, relaxing time, lazing in the sunshine.

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After the gardens we headed to the Natural History Museum of Vienna which is absolutely brilliant. Like so many buildings in Vienna, it exudes classical architecture and its ceiling is adorned with stunning frescoes. The museum itself contains an incredible collection ranging from ancient fossils and dinosaur bones, to stuffed animals and the world’s largest collection of meteorites.  There’s even a animatronic dinosaur, much like the one they have in the London Natural History Museum, and it still scares the hell out of me.

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It’s a giant sloth!

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Some of the largest meteor fragments in the world

After that we had to go on a desperate search for ice cream for someone (cough mum cough), and then we headed over to restaurant where we had lunch on the banks of the Danube. After that it was time to say goodbye to my Mum and Dad and open up this new chapter in my life.

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Perfect place for a quiet lunch, until the hydrofoil goes by
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Looking out over the newer section of Vienna
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The Vienna Opera House

Well, wish me luck.

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