Tara is in Vienna this week and she and I are enjoying a few days of sightseeing, perfume hunting and chatting over tea.
On Thursday we are going back to London together to do the same thing over there.
I thought this was the perfect occasion to ask you about city travel.
Aside from the obvious, what do you enjoy doing in a new to you city?
Any strange or slightly weird things you like to see or do?
Do you like to bring back something from your travels?
Is there something in particular you like to see in every city?
I guess the fact that I like to visit niche perfumeries in a new city would seem alittle strange anywhere but here, otherwise I normally do the touristy things because they are usually popular for a good reason – except Madame Tussaud’s in London (and in Vienna too as Birgit tells me). I like to bring back a handicraft made locally and/or a bottle of perfume so I can remeber the trip whenever I spray. For others I tend to bring them back food that is typical of the region, preferably something sweet. From Vienna it will be most likely some Mozartkugeln.
I love to visit supermarkets and drug stores to see the day to day essentials particuar to the country I am in. I find it fascinating to see the different things that make daily life in a strange country. I buy a lip balm (of all things!) in every city I come to, always the one that seems to be the most exotic looking to me. I have a nice collection of interesting lip products by now. As I said, slightly weird… 😉
What about you?