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Tourism and Transportation

In as much as Austria has a variety of nationalities, its capital city, Vienna is characterised by a presence of different modes of transport. What is most interesting is that one still sees a range from Middle Ages vehicles through to the most recent innovative electric buses plying the city center (the ring). IMG-20170916-WA0001   Despite transportation improvement throughout the years, the oldest horse-drawn carriages popularly known as tangas, are still one of the most popular vehicles in Vienna. If you are touring the city and you haven’t ridden in a horse-drawn cart, you need to do so. They park in Stephansplatz next to Stephansdom. Grabbing one of these makes touring the first district a novel experience for visitors…

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The price is affordable and you can get to ride in one of the comfortable and luxurious vehicles in town.
We were fortunate to capture one of the latest and innovative electric buses parked next to a horse-drawn carriage. Such a splendid image! The old and the new functioning in harmony to complete the experience of a tourist…
Tricycles and tour bikes that manoeuvre in the midst of crowds complete the great scenery. Most of these are not electric though. They are manually ridden and the riders get a cool fare in addition to exercise and well-toned muscles. Tourists love them too. With a variety of on-surface transportation, the underground trains (U1, U2, U3 and U4) are the least popular in summer.
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Temperatures are steadily going down and autumn is settling in fast. This could be why everyone was outdoors this weekend celebrating in street festivals before the weather gets really cold. Most people were dressed in cardigans and light jackets and there were occasional light showers.  I guess this is a farewell to summer.
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Street Life Festival along Mariahilferstrasse

 

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Merry Christmas with joy and goodwill

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Most of us spent the last 4 weeks buying presents for family and friends. Some werre decorating their homes and shopping for special ingredients. While others planned for activities for the big day – Christmas.

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There were also parties in homes, work places and public places, all in honour of Christmas. Finally, Christmas Day is here, and for those who have a tradition of opening presents on the day are busy doing so. wea re also opening ours today!

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Merry Christmas to you all! May the joy, peace and hope of Christmas fill your homes and hearts now and in the New Year to come. May true meaning of Christmas be a reality in your lives:

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,… And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Enjoy your Day!