Here I am...
...Yes indeed, I'm walking!
Vienna is awesome! The city is beautiful and maintained quite well, the metro puts any subway system at home to shame in spades, and the people are very kind and polite. Pretty amazing and impressive all the way around.
The coffee here is to die for. People here are serious about their coffee. As for dining, I'd venture to say there are as many outdoor places to eat as there are indoor places.
I haven't been in a car since the day we got here. Walking, the metro, and the bus are the ways to go. Saw my first parking garage at Karlsplatz today... didn't seem to fit at all.
Spent the entire day at the Belvedere - a palace that is packed with art - Klimt, Schiele, Monet, Renoir...the list goes on forever! I'm going to start feeling cultured once I get past being overwhelmed at the sheer volume of famous paintings.
The food is also pretty awesome. I've had the weiner schnitzel and Vienna ribs. I wanted to try the sausage today...and that's what I thought I ordered. When I received my food, I basically had two skinny footlong hotdogs. Oh well.
I have my pedometer with me and I'm logging close to 25000 steps a day. I'm pretty proud of that. I don't know when I'll hey the opportunity to come back, so I want to see as much as possible. The only problem is that I'm not used to walking that much and my shins are quite sore and I have blisters on both feet. The band aids help a bunch.