We returned from Turkey late Sunday afternoon and I whizzed through the laundry hamper in order to get some of the stuff repacked by Monday noon. You know you can't really rush European washing machines but at least I have figured out the shortest cycle (brevia) on my Italian machine. So I was able to do 3 loads and have them hanging up on the terrace before bed, ready to iron in the morning.
Now I am sitting here in our favourite hotel in Vienna once again. If you ever come to Vienna try to book at the Starlight Suites, a great little hotel chain which offers roomy suites at really great prices. When we arrived we took a taxi right to our hotel only to find that we were actually booked at their other hotel on the opposite side of the city center. Can I tell you how disappointed I felt? My gosh, I almost had to fight back my tears until I started to look at it through my new "Dharma eyes". And something happened to me... my attitude changed. My new mantra kicked in- "go with the flow". So we jumped into another taxi and quickly arrived at the other location.
Everything is exactly the same here- exactly. All the same furnishings and set-up, so we feel right at home. I have to admit that we like the other location mostly because we can zip over to TGI Fridays for a bit of 'comfort food' if we like, and because when Peter goes to his meetings I know my way around that neighbourhood. But guess what? This neighbourhood is maybe even better! Almost next door is an Indian restaurant called 'Tandoor' and we LOVE Indian food though we both couldn't remember the last time we ate it! We had such a delicious meal there last night and left with 'happy mouth's and tummy's'.
Now I'm ready to explore a whole new part of the city with my eyes and with my camera. I was worried before that I'd have nothing new to show you since I've already got so many shots of Vienna on my blog, but I am hopeful that with our change in location (and attitude) I will find a bunch of lovely things and places to share with you!
Let the day begin!