Vienna! City of Wiener Schnitzel, Sachertorte, Freud, Schubert, Almdudler :) Probably not on top of your city trip list but it looks like you might want to reconsider. In just a few weeks time Lotte has already soaked up and explored a LOT of the city.
Want to read more? Be sure to follow her Vienna discoveries on her Tumblr page: http://lottelambin.tumblr.com/
Born in Mortsel, Belgium
Profession In Belgium I worked as an educational employee for Formaat vzw (Flemish federation of youth clubs and centers). Now I'm looking for a job in Vienna.
Favorite quote “Ik ben blij dat gij in mijn team zit.” - Het Eiland
“I’ve lived here since …” January 2, 2016
“I came here because of …” my boyfriend. He works as a plant geneticist here. This offers me the opportunity to take on a new challenge in Austria.
“Taty and I know each other from …” Primary school. We were in the same class.
“When family/friends come to visit, I always take them to … first” Spittelberg. A super nice neighborhood with small streets, charming bars and restaurants.
“If I want to get to know new people, I go to …” Bikram Yoga, Café Europa …
“If I want to have an amazing breakfast/lunch/dinner, I go to …”
For breakfast: Die Liebe. Part of a cool marketplace with a big garden.
* Radlager, a bicycle shop and bar in one. The bicycles are spread all over the bar.
* Heuer, located in one of the most central spots in Vienna: Karlsplatz. A nice restaurant, surrounded by a nice garden and terrace. Eye-catchers are the giant jars, filled with fruit and vegetables, decorating the entire restaurant wall.
* Palmenhaus, located in an Art Nouveau greenhouse, formerly used by the emperor as a place for entertainment and relaxation. A good place for lunch, dinner and home-made pastries.
For dinner: Neni, an Israeli-oriental restaurant, situated in the heart of Vienna’s Naschmarkt. Lovely food, great atmosphere.
“When the night is young, I go to …” Der Dachboden, a cool rooftop bar with a spectacular view over the city. A good place to chill and have a drink. My other favorite is Rote Bar, located in Volkstheater, a charming 19th century theater building. For a late night snack, go to Donau Techno, where they sell delicious sausages accompanied by some spicy Kren.
“My morning routine consists of …” Having a coffee and reading ‘De Morgen’ online.
“I like the locals more than Belgians because …” Vienesse people are more friendly, courteous and more relaxed.
“If I miss one thing here, it’s … “ My family, friends, colleagues, pumpkin seed bread from Delhaize, spontaneous after work drinks, …
“If there’s one thing that frustrates me here, it’s …” That my appetite for skiing has been triggered enormously since I'm here but it's not possible to go skiing every day.
“I get inspired here by …” The booklet "100% Vienna". I’ve only been here a few weeks and I always carry it with me. It's my guide to nice places.
“Since I live here, I’ve changed my mind about …” The fact that the public transportion system in Belgium works well. A huge difference with the Viennese public transport, which has a metro every four minutes and is in all a super efficient system.
“If I could go back in time, I would go grab a ... with ...” A mélange with Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a Viennese artist and architect. He typically uses bright colors, avoids straight lines and is fond of spirals ... He designed the Hundertwasser House, an apartment complex with natural shapes and plants growing from the facade. An extremely interesting man to grab a mélange with.
“The one thing I’d like to accomplish still, is …” I am dreaming and looking forward to discover more of this amazing city and to dive into the Viennese way of life.
Coffee or cocktails? Coffee
Wine or beer? Wine
Red carpet or red lipstick? Red lipstick
USA or Europe? Europe
Organic food or fast food? Organic food
Movies or musicals? Movies
Island life or city life? City life
Spicy or sweet? Sweet
Bike or car? Bike
In control or out of control? In control
Meat or fish? Meat
Christmas or Easter? Christmas
Spanish or Italian? Italian
Early bird or night owl? Afternoon squirl
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Adele or Celine Dion? Adele
Chandler or Joey? Mc Dreamy from Grey’s Anatomy
Cats or dogs? Cats
Vacation or staycation? Vacation
Mountains or ocean? Both
Chicken or pasta? Pasta with chicken
Scandinavian or Latino? Scandinavians for their style, Latino’s for their food
Ski or surf? Ski
Finding true love or winning the lottery? Finding true love feels like winning the lottery
Oscar/Grammy or Nobel Prize? Nobel Prize
Instagram or Facebook? Tumblr