Today (Wednesday) was the opening of the New Zealand Studies Association Conference. The first of four days and my presentation is on Saturday morning, thankfully before lunch.
While I have only been in Vienna just a little over 24-hours, I like the city. It has a vibe about it, especially with daylight-saving. I only know two other people at this conference however, with three new friends the four of us stopped off at a Viennese beer house, Hofbrau Munchen – well a German franchise – for a quick beer and five hours later we wandered back to the hotel. What were a mixed crowd of blokes, one from Spain, an American a German and me, the Aussie.
Food, coffee and beer seem to be the common denominator so far in this city. As for the conference, well the speakers were okay but I expect to get more out of tomorrow. My other wanderings since arriving in Vienna can be read here.