France has a lot of school holidays. According to this page, during a school year, there are two weeks of Toussaints (All Saints’) holidays in October, two weeks of Christmas holidays in December/January, two weeks winter holidays (end of February/March) and two weeks of spring holidays (April). And of course July and August.
During school holidays, there’s no French course, so I decided to visit Austria again. This time, I’ll take the train. It’s a 12 hour ride with a change in Frankfurt. I figured I have enough time and can always work/read. I booked via CaptainTrain, which was cheaper than the French rail and was pretty painless – if it hadn’t at the last second directed my payment to mastercard securecode. A payment method that is very secure, because I very often give up in frustration and end up not buying anything. This time I persevered and voilà, I got four tickets via email, two of which I will have to pick up at a Paris train station. I’ll be in Vienna from the February 22. I’ll be trying to see a few people I couldn’t see last time I visited. And the triplets, of course!
So let me know if you are in Vienna and want to meet!
And here a few pictures I took in the last couple of weeks, because nothing much else has been going on. I’m still in some sort of hibernation mode, though I hope this will improve because it’s getting warmer again.
I took a different path home today and crossed a footbridge above the highway. The sun was out!
I also saw this traffic light with googly eyes. I like the street art here.
Waldo is called Charlie in French, Walter in German. And after I posted this on facebook I found out that Walter in French is Gautier. Mind. Blown.
My favourite café sells lots of cute little things. One is a cat shaped box to keep your milk teeth in. I’m totally surprised by this, because I learned in French course that the tooth mouse gets your teeth and swaps them for coins.
Another cat themed piece sold by my favourite café.
Third aweseome item sold by my favourite café. Surprisingly it’s called Fee Café, not cat café.
We visited a comic shop in Paris and they advertise not only a platform for all Parisian booksellers but also the fact that the fixed book prices are awesome and you should always visit the bookseller in your neighbourhood.
Gergö was a little disappointed that I forgot to include the picture in my poppy seed post, so I’m doing it now.
One step in the baking of the strudel is brushing it with egg white, then letting it dry and then brushing it with egg yolk. That causes the marble effect.
I like how the French like to add speculoos to everything. This product turned out to be a little disappointing. They just added a sachet of speculoos crumble to sprinkle over. I’d like to suggest speculoos based tiramisu instead. Hint: I’ll visit in February.
The supermarket is still selling crazy awesome things that I suspect nobody needs. Surprisingly/disappointingly this is not star wars themed.