Check out our #hyperlapse video through the canal streets of Venice below.
Vienna was a beautiful city. Clean, rich with history, and both trendy while still retaining its classic history. We were lucky enough to grab an AirBnB with Thomas whom showed us around the city and introduced us to some great restaurants, bars and wines. Time and time again we are shown just how much the people you meet in a city will impact your stay there.
We tried foods, desserts and visited some of the many museums this town has to offer in the videos below. Enjoy!
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So – we walk into the oldest brewery in the city for a beer and Goulash. The second we sat down (before a word was uttered) the server puts two dark beers and two shots on the table in front of us and walked away. We decide to go with it.
Another winner of our “places we will return to” list is Santorini Greece. Sure, it is hella touristy but the beauty of the island and its unique cliff side restaurants and bars are unbelievable. In the video below we hiked down to one of the famous Santorini churches hidden behind the Skaros Rocks.
The white windmills with hay top roofs created a postcard perfect view from the bar and restaurants in Little Venice. We sat right on the water in one of the bar balconies and enjoyed a nice iced coffee before grabbing a 2 Euro gyro from a shop next door. Not a bad way to spend the day!
Walking through the Acropolis has been on both of our bucket lists for some time now. We learned that only a few decades ago people were able to walk through the ruins, now we are only able to view them from the perimeter. Stories like this validate our “better now than later” approach to touring the world. In a few decades who knows, people may not be allowed to see the perimeter at all.
Going from Turkey to Greece was also interesting. The differences in perspective between how history happened, and the somewhat friendly rivalry between the two countries, are noted in the stories as well and even the coffee. Just try asking for Turkish coffee in Greece and the waiters response may say it all.
Home of the first Olympic Games in 1896, the Panathenaic Stadium is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was reconstructed from the remains of an ancient Greek stadium. There wasn’t much to do here, or see here really, but the fact that an old stadium is still in use is neat.
Touring the Streets
We had a lot of fun touring through the back streets and shopping districts of Athens. Most restaurants serve pretty much the same food and the quality didn’t vary terribly from place to place so unless you are looking for fine dining don’t waste your time on finding a perfect menu. Just get a good view and seat and enjoy.