Secret Vienna: The World of Literature in the Past and the Present

After the long Easter holidays, I am back in our beautiful Vienna and what better way to spend my free time than to go exploring. Once again I tagged along for an amazing tour around our beloved Vienna with Secret Vienna. Those of you who have been following my blog, already know that I have been on several tours with Secret Vienna, all of which have shown me an unknown side of the city and have blown my mind to how much is hidden around Vienna that I am still not aware of.

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Wonder (2017)

Back in the day when I was still in high school I heard about the book by R. J. Palacio ‘Wonder’. Since I was (and still am) I huge book worm I immediately bought the book and read it over the course of a few days. I remember how emotional I got, while reading page after page and not because it was a sad book, but because it was so heartfelt and represented in such a genuine way the feelings of that little boy.

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Murder on the Orient Express (movie)

Maybe you have already read about my story about Orient Express and you already know I was looking forward to the release of the movie this month. Well, you probably also know that whenever you make plans, life laughs in your face and then all the things you scheduled so neatly in you head never happen. Take this for an example – I was looking forward to going and seeing “Murder on the Orient Express” as soon as it came out, but of course being sick for two weeks and having pre-holidays deadlines prevented me from going to the cinema. So all of that meant that I can only see the movie the other day on one of the last projections. Still, I loved the film and I decided to share a brief review with you and try not to spoil it for you.

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Albertina: Raffael

I have had a lot to do for university lately (more than usual), but we were talking with a friend of mine that we should go and visit Albertina after the opening of the new Raffael exhibition. Finally, I have found the time to do so, but as things have to be always ‘interesting’, my experience there was a tiny bit disastrous.

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Secret Vienna: Vienna Behind the Scenes Tour

After the tour at Zentralfriedhof, I was so impressed with what Secret Vienna has to offer, so once I got invited to another ramble around Vienna, I could not resist but join again. This time our walk was around the city center, revealing interesting hidden corners and lesser-known streets that I have always passed by, but never seemed to walk through. Let me tell you just this one thing, once you start living here, you go through the same paths every day and even if it is sad to admit it, with time you lose your adventurer’s spirit and occupied by your mundane daily routines, you forget to look past the tip of your nose. Therefore, thanks to this tour with Secret Vienna, the explorer’s spirit in me was once again awakened.

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Secret Vienna: Zentralfriedhof

I was glad to be invited last week by Secret Vienna to one of their awesome tours around Vienna. Still haven’t heard about them? Well, if you are someone like me, who has already seen all those glam and glow places around the city and want something new, these are your guys! There are very few places in Vienna that I haven’t seen, but the central cemetery counts towards those ones.

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My Spotify (November 2017)

As you may have figured by the whole ‘Opera’ section on my blog, I am a keen classical

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music fan. This, however, does not at all mean that I do not enjoy what is currently on the charts and I try to keep track of the newest trends. I would say that I love music in general and I listen to all sorts of things. Recently, with the weather changing to utterly cold and extremely dark too early in the day, I have been listening to some depresso tracks, but of course, also to some, which are on the more positive side. Today, it is November 2017, and I will tell you what I have been listening to lately.

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Weltmuseum

This is one of the most recent and oldest museums right now in our beautiful Vienna. Huh?! Yeah, I know it sounds, let’s put it like that – weird, but since its new re-opening, it is the ‘newest’ museum in Vienna, yet, actually, it was first opened in the beginning of last century. After it has been closed for renovation since 2014, now it has been open to the public again. The grand reopening was on the 25th of October and on the 26th everyone who was interested was granted a free admission on the National Holiday. And of course, your girl was the first in line (well, kind of, there were other enthusiasts as well). After staying in line for about fifteen minutes, we were finally admitted and I was ready to start exploring.

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My Favorite Places to Take a Walk in Vienna

If you expected something groundbreaking, I might disappoint you just now. I am a very conservative person and I stick with the things I like (if you have read my last post you know), but if you recognize yourself in this description as well, feel free to read on.

As I have mentioned before on the blog, walks are my remedy for sadness, boredom, bad mood, plus they are a great way to move a little bit, especially if you are not in the mood for doing sports (I certainly do not imagine myself going to the fitness after finishing writing yet another paper). So it doesn’t matter if you live in Vienna, you are visiting as a tourist or randomly passing by our beautiful city, I want to tell you about my favorite places for a stroll here.

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Vienna Design Week And a Walk Around Kärntnerstrasse

In the few days before the lectures at my department start, I decided to indulge in a more of a cultural program. The beginning of October here is always marked with the Lange Nacht der Museen, however, this year the Vienna Design Week is also taking place and it is all over the city. More than seventy venues are taking place in this amazing project so make sure to take a look at some of those during the weekend.

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