- The Boy, 2 Muttleys and I have finally realized our dream of living 1 mile from the Lindt Chocolate Factory. Leaving Atlanta (the World of Coke) for Zurich (the World of Chocolate) hasn't come without challenges, incredible fun or giggles. Follow along as I chronicle our adventures as we acclimate to this new Swiss lifestyle.
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Monday, January 10, 2011
8:35 AM | Posted by Kristi | | Edit Post
|A little Vienna Opera action|
Let's get the painful part out of the way. It was fracking cold outside making even us seasoned travelers want to shed icicle tears and kill fuzzy bunnies. It also made us lazy picture takers even lazier. We took photos, just not a lot of them. The cold weather also made for extended museum stays where it looked like I really appreciated the 500 ways to paint Baby Jesus and his Mom.
If I were to rename both cities, I would call Munich "Beer" and Vienna "Wine". Munich is considered to be the beer capital of the world and is a very laid back, approachable city. It is the kind of city that reminds you of throwing back a cold one as you sit contentedly in a "chair in a bag" chair. It is a city rich in history with every story containing some sort of anecdote about beer. Did you know that beer alone was responsible for preventing the entire city from burning down and even cured thousands of the black plague?
|Nothing says "shop like you have money" like exterior chandeliers|
Is one better than the other? I guess that depends if you are a beer or wine person. Years ago I proclaimed that Vienna was my favorite European city but now I am not so sure. The more I travel, the less I want to have a favorite city. I still love it but I think I prefer it when it is in bloom and a bit warmer. You can dress up cold and grey, but at the end of the day, it is still cold and grey.