A Conference in Vienna

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.  We were a mixed crowd of blokes, one from Spain, and American a German and me, the Aussie.

The essence of Vienna, a carriage and pair on Universitats adjacent to the Vienna University.

The essence of Vienna, a carriage and pair on Universitats adjacent to the Vienna University.

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.

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