The elegance of the city is indescribable. grand, old baroque buildings, golden accents and wide tree lined boulevards are the norm in most of the city. in the very old areas the streets narrow to cobbled lane-ways lined with expensive shops and restaurant patios. a perfect recipe for getting lost considering the genius who decided every building should be roughly the same height. I spent a few to many hours hangrily wandering the streets.
The chosen hostel ended up being a rather strange situation. thanks to my tiny guitar (which i should probably name soon..) a fellow traveler introduced himself and mentioned he had brought his guitar!
After a fruitless search for food (spaar closes at 7:30pm whaaa), and a mostly successful attempt to tumble dry any bedbugs hiding in my laundry to death, it was guitar time with my new bud in the hostel lobby.
Turns out, my new friends were part of a group of 28 high schoolers from Virginia on a school trip. The few i hung out with were the most friendly and welcoming (only sometimes nuts) and their very amazingly unconventional teacher invited me to join them in their museum/walking tour the next day!
So I suppose the strangest thing i did in vienna was join my first ever high school trip abroad. That and having a discussion with a new girlfriend about dead pets while sitting on a couch in the national gallery.