Burggarten

Burggarten

The fine weather on week-ends results in full parks and happy people trying to tank sunshine they lacked in winter. The Burggarten is in the middle of Vienna, in the first district and perfect to have a stroll in the “green” and for tourists to take a picture of the mozart statue that is located there. The boyfriend and me practiced some new moves we learned at training, me from Krav Maga and he from Panantukan. Always good to have a private sparring partner with you on the go ;)

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Naschmarkt – Oysters for lunch

Nachmarkt - Austern essen

Naschmarkt is the most famous market in Vienna and exists since the 16th century. Nowadays it is a popular tourist attraction near and the market is always full with people in summer. The prices of goods are quite expensive compared to other markets but if you eat in one of the fish restaurants you know the fish will be fresh. (As fresh imported fish can be in land-locked Austria ;)) The oyster I had with my dad were huge and I never had that tasty oysters, not even in the Philippines. Normally I like them cooked but these were amazing raw. Garnished with arugula, lemon, tabasco and onion relish these were a great treat!

Vienna inner City

Vienna inner City

On the left is the Albertina museum where you have the perfect view to take pictures or if you are in the mood you can look at paintings and pictures of artists in the museum. And on the right, the brown small shop is what we call a “Würstelstand” which is in english wurst stand and does not sound as cool as it should be. Not only tourists like to enjoy freshly grilled sausages, also a lot of people who have been to the opera come by for a snack. Those stalls are very Viennese and definitely have their own flair.

Stiefmütterchen – Pansy

Stiefmütterchen - Pansy

Stiefmutter” means step-mother in german and the “chen” at the end is used to diminutive.
Today was the last day of the “Raritätenbörse” in the botanic garden of Vienna, where you could buy rare plants and seeds. I bought a Bih Jolokia pepper which is even in the Guiness World Records as the hottest pepper in the world. Can’t wait to try them out but first they need to grow ;)