Just before the world enters 2018 and leaves 2017 we decided to take a short trip to Vienna Austria and Athens Greece to explore the Xmass Markets, zip some Glue Wine (hot spicy traditional wine) ,eat the famous Vienna Schnitzel , taste the best Suvlaki in Athens near the Old Market under the Acropolis and wash it down with Recina(Greek wine make from Pine tree zap).
25 of December is also our Anniversary and this year we are celebration our 54 years of holding it together...it is also our daughters companion's birthday ,so having all this together we decided to invite our daughter and her companion to this short trip.
Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe ,a river runs in the middle of the city allowing to stroll on both banks seeing boats go by, there is an Old District with many small alleys , Churches and Castles can be seen almost everywhere.
For 2 days we focused on walking through Xmass Markets in close to freezing temrature warming ourselves by drinking Glue Hot Wine and resting in heated stores.
Athens greeted us with much warmer weather but with a lot of more dirty streets and alleys, yes this is the Mediterranean hot countries...the people are more warmer and friendly than in classic Europe and one has to take the good things from each place as we did.
Life is short and we are seeking new destinations as time permits.
Merry Xmass and Happy New Year.