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4 Dec 2018

Catch Up & Vienna at Christmas

Hey guys! It feels so weird to be writing on here as I haven't done so in so long! In fact, I haven't blogged for the whole of November. It's super annoying since I was on a bit of a roll in September/October but I guess life just overtook blogging once again and as you all know, time management is not my forté. Early sunsets definitely don't help the whole taking blog photos thing, but then again, it was bright til 10pm in summer and it's not like I was posting every day or even week, so I can't really use that excuse either!

I guess I just haven't had a lot of spare time recently and whenever I did get some spare time there were places to go and people to see, that sounds way more important than it actually is I swear. In an ideal life, I would have loads of time to plan, photograph and blog because it's what makes me happy and when I'm not doing it, I'm craving it, I'm dying to create. But I just found it so difficult to simply take out my laptop and get writing, even writing this post has taken days, I've either been busy doing something else or just so God damn tired I could sleep for a month. 

Probably the best thing that has happened since we last spoke is my boyfriend and I went away to Vienna for 5 nights at the end of November. I wanted to go away to a European Christmas market for years and I have always been interested in seeing Vienna so we booked our flights and found a lovely air b'n'b. 
The architecture in Vienna is so incredible, around every corner is a building that would take your breath away. Does anyone else feel emotional when they see a beautiful building? I had an urge to cry happy tears many times on this trip. 

There were so many Christmas markets in Vienna, we would be taking a stroll down a cobbled street and stumble across one we hadn't seen before. They are all unique with their own style and vibes. 

The Christkindlmarkt on the Rathausplatz is the centrepiece of the Vienna Christmas dream. Set in front of the town hall, when lit up at night it is like a scene out of a Disney film. My boyfriend and I had to just stand and stare at it for like 10 mins before going in, just to soak up what we were seeing. The photos below of course do not do it justice!
On one of the days, we visited Belvedere palace and got a tour of the inside which was pretty grand to say the least. There was, of course, a Christmas market at the front of the building where we indulged in yet another Gluwein. It seems there was a market in front of every remarkable building in Vienna.
It was five days full of festivities, with far too many hot-dogs, wiener schnitzels and mulled wine (I don't think I want to see any of those things until next Christmas!) but it was definitely a great way to kick off the festive season. I'm hoping that visiting a different city in Europe every year before Christmas will become a tradition. Sure it was absolutely freezing but that's all part of the charm.
I hope you are all starting to get into the festive spirit too? If you've ever been to a European Christmas market I would love to hear about it so I can start planning next year all ready!


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