Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Forth Man

Hello or Grüß Gott as they say in Austria. I was in Vienna for some days and I'm going to write about now. It's another travel post and it will contain some magic. But I promise not to post about Harry Potter again.
Snowy-owls in the Natural History museum Vienna. No connection to Harry Potter!
My friend Anies told me Austrians are more easy going than Germans. Germans are aware that there is Austria but sometimes ignore it. For the reader from the US: Austria is for Germany what Canada is for the US. O those Austrians!

Some weeks ago my brother Soheil and I longed-for some culture and we went to the opera, to the magic flute in Hamburg. I was not an opera guy but the magic flute did not change that. The word "but" was misplaced. I was not an opera guy and the magic flute did not change that. Weeks later I went to the city where Mozart composed this master piece.
Mozart was born in Austria and lived and died in Vienna. To use the 'Canada equals Austria' metaphor again: Mozart is for Germany what Justin Bieber is for the US. (In this moment a fatwa against my live is issued by classical music muftis and by teenaged girls)
Staircase or Stiege in Mozart House in Vienna
I reported from my travel to Madrid where I couldn't understand the language. And here again another language I don't understand. I'm just kidding or as the Viennese says: Ich schob einen Wuchtel. Actually, I was singing in Vienna with Austrians. I was adding the German accent to the else Austrian music.
Bottom line, Vienna is a beautiful city with lovely people. Let me also give a shout-out to my host Anies. Goodbye or as the Austrians say Servus. Servus is not just goodbye but also a greeting like Aloha in Hawaii. Wait, did Austria just went from being Canada to being Hawaii?