first thing first, Vienna is actually named Wien, as in hot dog Wieners
or as in Wienerschnitzel (the city is HOME to it, duh)
but not as in Tafelspitz or Mark Spitz
wonder if they have an AM radio station called 1010 Wiens. anywho, Wien is in Austria, which shouldn’t be confused with Australia
and it never would, with such an awesome language in use like German!
although ‘Gloria’ is a beautiful song in ANY language
but not sure what Chuck sauce is like in any language
but pizza in every language is ‘pizza’ (although we didn’t have pizza in Europe, cause why would we??)
cause when in Wien, do as the Wieners do – #Wienning
and talk to random German and Swiss dudes
and kiss yer wife, cause you can’t stand how beautiful she is
and pick on someone not your own size
now Wien doesn’t have Eastern European charm like Hungary and Czech Repub do, but Austria never had to deal with all that standing in line for bread and sharing stuff. it remained a cosmopolitan place, for centuries, and remains so
where they have palatial palaces!!!
with selfie points – how modern!
round we go!
too even more schmancy cafés!
even the bathrooms are funky fresh!
and he also designed other buildings that aren’t his own museumz!!!
like the Hundertwasserhaus
it’s like a Smurf village for humans!!
but everything we did wasn’t juss fatrsy artsy culture stuff
of course we hit up grocery stores to see what was a brewin’
although we actually did try this – Almdudler – which is basically Austrian ginger ale – and once bitten, forever smitten
and apparently gefilte aint just for fishes. it’s a thing, but I guess they go with the less Jewish ‘gefüllte’ which translates to ‘stuffed’. but however it’s spelled, I’m g’scared of anything gefilted/gefüllted
then it was off to check out the famous Naschmarkt
where there’s kraut by the barrel!!!
oh, you think we forgot to go to McDonalds, and McLook at their McMenü?
or miss seeing the Doc Brown Opera – 88 Meilen pro Stunde????
so long Austria, and Europe – never lose that old world Epcot charm, or the MUSTaches
we were stuffed and no longer Hungray, then decided to Czech out…
the city is actually called Praha, but is somehow called Prague. never quite understood why we change the names of places that already have a name, but I didn’t invent English, and am happy that most people in big cities around the globe speak English, so I no complainsz. also makes ordering McDonalds much easier
yep, McDonalds. me and the wife broke down and had to try their fried cheese balls. and Burger King’s too!!! AND THEY WERE ha-mazing. not sure why these aren’t sold in America(/Philadelphia), considering we love cheese AND fried things!!!
in the same mall eatery there was a place that grabbed our attention
but the finger food didn’t grab out appetite
so American that Bay Watch plate!!! (it’s about $4)
sadly Czech people don’t speak and spell like Hungarians, so no szósz here :(
but they do have their own fun-named foods
and strange candy that isn’t really all that strange
and unbelievably beautiful and tasty breads
and some sort of cheese bread thing!!!
and meats meats meats!!! like this meat platter at the lovely Café Savoy!
and four of the best things I ate on my trip (AND IN LIFE!!!!) were from Prague…
cabbage pancakes from Mlejnice!!
steak tartare on toast!!!
+ wide noodles in mushroom sauce, both from Vinohradský parlament!!!
and this hamburger from Naše maso. OMG!!! who knew non-Americans could take us to burger heaven???!!!
there was also PLENTY of beer done dranken!!!!
but we did pass on the plastic 2 liter bottle of beer
and we didn’t try this, cause we’d be f$%king ourselves by doing so
ok, ok, enuff with the food and drink stuffs already, and on with the seeing stuffs!
like the crazy gothic castle on the hill!!
where the reverse view is equally as majestic
anywho – on top of the castle hill – there’s crazy beautiful church!
and the lanes are golden!
and so are the palaces!
hey look, I’m an annoying tourist!
back on the other side, in the old town, there’s plenty else to see
like a bunch of old synagogues, which are now mainly museums
since tons of Jews left Europe, if they were lucky
and their main town square is the stuff dreams are made of
and architecture that runs the gamut of now and zen
another purty café!
even the subway was stylin’!!
and so be their shoe stores!!
and this arcade mall place!!!
and even their movie posters are cool cause they’re not in English!
where inspiration can be found for one and all, right Wes?
and we made new friends…
like graphic designer Pavel!!
who designed this amazing poster that hangs in my abode!!!!!!!!
and a cartoony creature that now rivals Chip n’ Dale for our hearts…
ok, we done here, Czech please!