• The Canadians of Vienna - Carmel

    This is a series of short interviews and stories of fellow Canucks, a glimpse
    into the lives of Canadians in Vienna.

    I met Christoph, who is from Graz, in Toronto. We fell in love, got engaged and came to Austria to meet his family in 2013. On that trip, I fell in love with Vienna. It was like walking through a fairytale. Everything looked so beautiful. I remember my first day in Vienna asking Christoph "Do you think we can move to Vienna for a few years?" And that's how my Vienna story began.

    I'm from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I used to live above Wanda's Pie Shop in Kensington Market. There was never a dull moment living in that market. Before that I used to live close to St. Lawrence market. And now I live a minute away from Karmelitermarkt. I've always liked living close to a market. I love food, energetic atmospheres and Karmelitermarkt on a Saturday is one of my favourite places.

    There's a lot I love about Vienna, the architecture, the parks, the bike lanes, the easy going life, the relaxed atmosphere, the cafe culture and the CAKE! But, if I could take one thing back to Toronto, it would be the transit that is always magically on time. I'm always impressed by its punctuality. Transit is a sad joke in Toronto compared to Vienna. And if I could bring back one thing from Toronto, it would be the friendly Canadian culture and smiling. I miss that a lot. I smile at people everyday and most of the time people give me a confused look. But for the few that smile back, they make my day. I want to make Vienna smile more.

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    • Gwyn Clay says…

      Wanda’s was great… many gems like that I miss from home.

      on April 25, 2016

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