Breakfast, lunch and dinner are the three most important meals of the day, but when you’re on a citytrip in a city that is famous for its cafés you can add a fourth meal to the list: cake. From massive world-famous cafés to the more laidback ones tucked away in a small alley: you name it, Vienna has it.
During my eight days in Vienna I’ve encountered some great, okay or downright horrible cafés. Even though some of these great cafés are already considered famous, I do want to talk about them all, right here, right now.
Café Neko As soon as I heard that Vienna had a catcafé, I vowed to myself to go there at least once during my stay. Well, I went there three times. Consider this: cat-shaped food and drinks, friendly staff and five cuddly cats surrounding you. Can it get any better? Of course not! The love I have for this café can’t even be put to words and no, that’s not because I’m a crazy cat lady, but because I genuinely love it. Stuff to try: the cappuccino with latte art tastes amazing, but if you want something more ‘unique’ try the matcha coffee, really refreshing on a hot day! For food, the cat shaped vanilla cake has to be tried at least once in my opinion, but the riceballs are delicious as well.
People need food to fuel their bodies, kickstart their days or just because they need a small pick-me-up. Since I’m obviously a person, so do I. In Vienna I was introduced to some amazing places to eat: cafés, restaurants and even real ‘ Wiener konditoreis’. In order to spread the word about these foodtastic places, since they deserve every single last drop of attention, I’m going to give you all a list of my favourite places to eat back in Vienna. Side note: most photos aren’t that, uhm, great, but that’s because I didn’t intend on writing a blogpost until after I returned. Hope you guys don’t mind.
Shall we begin? Here is part one, where I talk about the three most imporant meals of the day.
Café Eiles My mum and I ended up eating breakfast in this café for a total of four times. Wait? Four times? Yes, that’s correct. Quite a lot, isn’t it? We kickstarted our days, which were filled with intensive walking and strolling around, by eating a lovely Wiener Frühstück, croissants with a huge cup of cappuccino, latte art included! The decor was to die for, the coffee tasted magnificent and the croissants were fresh. I was really sad to leave this cute little café, and their lovely staff, behind when I had to fly back home.
My holiday in Vienna has been amazing and full of great memories. No words can describe how much I liked it there: amazing buildings, great food, lovely people. I can go on and on. This holiday also made me realise how much ‘free time’ actually means for me, time where I don’t feel constantly pressured to do something special or to create something meaningful. That’s why I decided to take a small break from my blog as well. On August 13th I will be back, and hopefully better than ever!
“But Pam, what will you write about when you’re back, because there’s a chance I won’t come back after a month?”
Well, here’s the answer: I’m going to write about Vienna for a while, with at least 10 blogpost ideas lined up, I’m inspired enough to keep my creative juices flowing. I truly hope each and everyone will be just as excited for these Vienna posts and decide to tune on near the end of August!
I wish everyone a wonderful summer!
P.S. Here’s a sneak peek of two topics for upcoming blogposts: one will be about the best café ever and the other about hidden gems in a certain place
A while ago, I decided to take a critical look at the songs Spotify recommended to me. The result was this blogpost. It ended up being quite well-read plus, it was nice for me to write. That’s the reason why I thought it’s high time it had a part two. Seven songs from one of my Spotify daily mixes, ready, set, go!
Scars to your beautiful – Alessia Cara
Having this song first is a great idea! I can guarantee that I’ll sing along, off-key, on full volume to this song. Ab-so-lu-te-ly love it!
Solo dance – Martin Jensen
I remember Shazaming this song once when I was in the car with my mother. After that, I had it on repeat for maybe a week until I got bored of it and never listened to it again. Now, hearing it again was quite nice, especially because I wasn’t sick of hearing it over and over again, haha. Continue reading →
Done. Period. Complete. Guys, I cannot believe it, but I’m done with my first year at university. So much has happened last year: new school, new friends, new experiences. Sky high moments, but also those deep lows. Stress, joy, tears of being so freaking done with everything to tears of laughter. There’s only one way for me to grasp it all: by recapping this past year. Today is the last part in this series: we’re getting personal.
I’m a pretty serious student, if I have to say so myself. I’m always striving to get A’s and to learn as much as possible. As Laurie Penny once said: ‘Education isn’t a gun held to your head: it’s a weapon in your hands.’ At times, however, there was another gun held to my head: my health.
At the end of October, I learned that overworking yourself is really bad. I fell ill, but constantly felt the need to go on. It took me a while to recover, but it helped me grow as a person. I learned the hard way that health always comes first. Continue reading →
Done. Period. Complete. Guys, I cannot believe it, but I’m done with my first year at university. So much has happened last year: new school, new friends, new experiences. Sky high moments, but also those deep lows. Stress, joy, tears of being so freaking done with everything to tears of laughter. There’s only one way for me to grasp it all: by recapping this past year. Today is time for part time: friends.
I wish I could say that the introduction week my university hosted near the end of August helped me make lifelong friends, but that means that I’d be lying. Around 12 girls, two juniors who acted as mentors and a week of getting to know eachother. I expected to talk to them all, form friendships over random things and basically just have the time of my life. Wrong. I met two lovely people in my group (whom I’m still friends with, they’re truly awesome), but the others weren’t really my cup of tea, to say it in a very polite manner.
Done. Period. Complete. Guys, I cannot believe it, but I’m done with my first year at university. So much has happened last year: new school, new friends, new experiences. Sky high moments, but also those deep lows. Stress, joy, tears of being so freaking done with everything to tears of laughter. There’s only one way for me to grasp it all: by recapping this past year. Today is time for part one: the courses I started the year with two courses I was quite fond of: a workgroup in which we got introduced to the academic field and an introduction to the communication sciences. It was a bit hard for me to get into my studyflow again, because after working fulltime for three months and enjoying summer you truly start as a tabula rasa again, a blank slate.
When november came around, these former courses were replaced by interpersonal communication and methodology. Interesting? Yes. My cup of tea? No.
Already being in a festive mood, but having to do two exams isn’t really the nicest way to look forward to the long awaited Christmas break, but I managed to get through with it. By the way, did I tell you Dutch uni students only get two weeks off with Christmas and seven during the summer? I’m still baffled by how some people get five months off in total. Me? Jealous? Nooooooo…. (Yes) Continue reading →
One week has passed since I announced I was going to try a project called morning pages in this blogpost. After writing every single morning for a week, I decided it was time for a small recap. Shall we begin?
Waking up earlier Oh man, I’m definitely not the kind of girl that likes to wake up earlier than is expected from her. Waking up at seven because I need to go to an early lecture is easy for me, however, waking up at seven instead of seven thirty because I have three pages to write isn’t that easy. As the days started to pass, it slowly became a tiny bit easier for me to actually get up on time in order to write it all down. Still, I’m not a fan of waking up earlier, but that might be me.
Catharsis I remember thinking the first day: ‘what is this project hideous! How can writing down random stuff help me with my day?’ Well, I take back those thoughts. The first day felt like a joke, but as the days progressed, I started to realise how nice it was to actually get my thoughts down on the paper. Not in a ‘let’s make a pretty journal page, so it can be published on my instagram‘-kinda way, but in a ‘pour-your-heart-and-sould-on-the-paper’-kinda way. With the end of my schoolyear nearing, that exactly what I needed.
Verdict Did I like to do this little project? Yes. Do I plan on keeping this habit? Sadly, no. As much as I liked to write every single morning, it started to feel like a chore when I hit the 5 day mark. I’m scared that I’ll won’t enjoy it as much anymore after a couple of months and it’s better for me to call it quits a little bit earlier than that. I do recommend it to every to at least try it once for themselves, yes, even if you’re sceptical.
Time flies, it really, really flies. 10 weeks ago, I started filling out this questionnaire in order to open up myself a bit more to my audience, hoping it’d be a nice introduction of myself to everyone who stumbles upon my blog. Now, after all this weeks, this small project is coming to a close. The last five questions of the 50 questions that will free your mind, well, here we go.
46. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? I’d speak up a lot more. Oh, and I would probably do more things I’m scared of.
47.When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
After reading this, actually. I normally never notice it, but I did after reading this sentence, haha.
48. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
I love learning new things, helping others, being creative, writing, the list could go on and on. Every single day I try to do at least one thing I love. That way, my recent actions always express that love. Continue reading →
” You’re going to do what? Morning pages?” Okay, trust me, it’s okay if you don’t know what that is, especially because I didn’t have a clue it existed up until February earlier this year. However, that doesn’t stop me from trying it myself.