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A Frugalist's Daydream

Vienna, Austria

All dried up. Or: super-saturated. Either way, too blasted to comment on anything I've seen, trudging from cathedral to museum to castle to square in this European heat wave.

Today we arrived in Vienna. From the hotel room window I can see the flat, blocky streetfronts of innumerable old-style apartment buildings, an architectural style that has grown familiar as we've skipped from one Central European city to another. But you would never fantasize about living in Vienna the way you would, say, Budapest, where you could buy a flat in the city outskirts for $80,000. You imagine taking a tram into central Pest in the evenings and, if the night is lovely and light, you eat a three-course meal in an outdoor cafe for $12.

Well, we haven't seen Vienna at all. I expect it's lovely, too.

Posted by chschen 05:00 Archived in Austria

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