Travel Notes

PHOTO ESSAY - Vienna

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I really like the city of Vienna. I like its art, its music and its architecture. In short, I like the culture that Vienna represents. What really captures me is the period around 1900 - the time of Freud, Schnitzler and Klimt. This is the period in which the modern view of mind was born.
— Eric Kandel, neurobiologist, Nobel Prize-winner
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“Vienna wasn’t just a city, it was a tone that either one carries forever in one’s soul or one does not. It was the most beautiful thing in my life... Vienna in winter and spring. The allés in Schönbrunn... Morning ridings in the Prater. I remember all of it exactly, and I wanted to see it again...
— Sándor Márai, writer and journalist
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The streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the streets of other cities with asphalt.
— Karl Kraus, writer and journalist
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Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly.
— Frederic Chopin, composer and virtuoso pianist
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Stockholm Beats

Some of the things that I use change the pace of life so much that I sometimes wonder how I ever could have done without them. The things that enhance your every day, every moment, add bounce to the day, some kind of special energy, infuse it with spirit or comfort if necessary.

Beats earphones
Beats earphones

My trip to Stockholm last fall is etched in my memory by virtue of the songs I was listening to as I was walking around Södermalm and Norrmalm. It is hard for me to stop myself from singing in the street, so instead of hitting the high notes, I just replace them with a wide grin.

I also remember it for the podcasts I was listening to in the subway. Inspiring stories about slow life movement as I was hurrying off to get new stories and memories and meet the city.

Beats earphones
Beats earphones
Beats earphones

And when they ask me what I will take away from some trip, apart from colors, fragrances and flavors, I always say, the Beats of the city.

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Ducks – a coffee place in Graz

Only steps away from the town's center you will find a true hipster heaven, a place for e-mailing, editing photos in Lightroom and writing a book. You will enjoy it equally with your friends or with your partner. Talking loudly about work, some college reference book or a great night out is also a part of the Ducks experience. It is certainly a place where you will want to SoundHound a song that is just playing so you can carry it with you wherever life takes you next.

Ducks coffee Graz
Ducks coffee Graz

You will like the space of this bright cafe with these fantastic details that you can't resist capturing with your camera. You can even buy some of them because they are really great and later on you will be glad to have done so.

Ducks coffee Graz
Ducks coffee Graz

Besides coffee, you can treat your palate with something sweet or make that milestone decision and order a healthy green smoothie. Tea is another great choice you can make there.

Ducks coffee Graz

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