okay, i feel a mega post coming on here!
as i mentioned on sunday, my friends sara & jack (who are an awesome married couple) came to stay with us in vienna on monday for the week.
and, this is how our week has shaped up so far!
they had an early flight from england and arrived just before lunchtime so i thought they would probably like a chilled relaxing day. we took a nice leisurely walk to naschmarkt, ate a huge (delicious) long lunch (which i forgot to take pictures of, damn it), drank lots of beers and then wandered home with yummy food purchased from the market for dinner (ie. feta cheese with paprika and rosemary, olive bread, cream cheese stuffed peppers, anchovies, salami, tzatsiki - anyway, you get the idea... it was quite a feast and i think i bought enough meat to feed the entire apartment block!).
we headed into the innere stadt to see some of the sights (including stephansdom, peterskirche, graben, and the hofburg) and wander round some of the streets.
once the rain had stopped we walked along the ring road to see the parliament building and the rathaus (city hall). it wasn't until we got to the rathaus that i remembered the film festival has started.
kev has been working away this week but in the evening he arrived home from bucharest (for one night only!) before he flew to tirana today. we all went to a local pizza place together for dinner and ate big yummy pizzas whilst drinking beer and watching the world cup semi-final on a tv outside the restaurant. was so cool! (even if it was a pretty disappointing match).
and today we had a leisurely morning at home before heading off on a long walk to the 7th district.
on the way we stopped off at cafe phil and enjoyed a white wine spritzer (and jack had a mango lassi). i really like this cafe... its got really cool retro furniture (most of which you can buy) and they also sell books and dvds.
lena hoschek in gutenberggasse) that had the most amazing clothes. i could have spent €2000 easily on the spot! (if only i had €2000).
schnitzelwirt on neubaugasse and ate HUGE schnitzels.
i hope you are all having a good week :)