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A Hollywood Story

There comes a time when you just need to let it all go. Let go of the images you once saw in the movies, of all the preconceptions and the glamour of the game, of the words that others speak and think, of the misinterpretations that led you up this hill in the first place. Sometimes you just need to step slowly towards the sign and admire the view from up above, not caring about how hard you got there in the first place and how many hours, nights, weeks, months and years you lost in the process. Because what you don’t lose, you gain for yourself, for the future and for this metaphorical blog post.

The picture of a house in 90210 and a fancy expensive car that takes you to the most well-known places on Rodeo Drive reminds you of a dream you once had for your future, that isn’t accurate anymore. There’s a lot less drama and a lot more strategic thinking nowadays, leading you towards the lady you strive on becoming one day. No matter what postal code you’ll have or which brands you will be wearing.

Take it as a gift and always look after this article before your birthday. You will always have yourself, no matter what dreams you’ll be dreaming or who you’ll be dating. No matter if you’re marriage material or someone who will make it big on his own, with or without offspring, a house and a Labrador Retriever. Remember that this is your passion, that you always turn to writing your thoughts down, whether they are in English, German, Romanian or some new language you’ll learn in the process. And last but not least, remember that there will always be at least one person reading this, thinking about you and hugging you in their mind, while these simple words slowly and tenderly change their life.

Every single step is worth it. So keep writing.

Day trip to Bratislava

Since it was getting hot in the city of Vienna and I could hardly wait to get out of the house, I decided to take a short trip to Bratislava on a sunny Sunday alongside my friend: to get to know the city and its culture/history/buildings better. We were focused on getting the best views in the shortest amount of time, so we followed a map of the old town (thank you Google Maps and HP Printer) and tried to make our way through the city.

It all started with a trip with the Twin City Liner, that we took from Vienna Schwedenplatz and that got us in aproximately 75 min near the Novy Most (New Bridge) in Bratislava. It was very easy to get to the old town, spot buildings such as the St. Martin’s Cathedral or Michael’s Gate considering the fact that these we higher than the rest of the buildings and that there is a pedestrian zone in the old town, which means everything is in walking distance. What truly amazed me was how quiet the streets were, although we could see a lot of locals and tourists. We came across some traditional Slovakian restaurants but didn’t stop to eat. Maybe next time…

On our way to the bus station (it only costs about 7 Euros to get from Bratislava to Vienna by bus/train, so it’s worth it) I noticed a Billa supermarket and was eager to see whether the prices were higher than in Vienna. To my biiiig surprise, I spent the price of a typical Wiener Melange Coffee (3.7 Euros) to get…a whole lot of snacks and drinks for the road and for home. I LOVE the fact that Bratislava also opens its stores on Sundays and allows people to enjoy the pleasure of shopping (check out the Aupark website for yourself – open til 9 pm!) on days when you can only get bored or visit a museum in Vienna.

All in all, it was a great experience and I’ll be sure to come to Bratislava again for some new clothes that I’m dying to buy on a Sunday (when all Viennese stores are closed), or at least for some chilling walks around town.

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