I recently moved to Vienna with my husband of five years from New York and boy, are things different! Traveling is fraught with organizational problems, so just imagine how much bigger they become when moving internationally; even more so when moving to a country with another language. While anticipating that there’d be a learning curve for the language, shopping, public transportation, and even meeting people; in my naivety, I didn’t expect that substitutions would have to be found for familiar everyday products.
Now while I’m having a pretty good experience, there are some things that I wish I’d been more aware of or had paid more attention to before I started out. Yet, some things are remarkably similar. Everyone works, provides for their family, and has a social life just like anywhere else. I am pleasantly surprised at the diversity of individuals living in this city but a little disappointed that, unlike New York, everyone seems to stick to their comfort zone.
This blog follows me finding my place here in my new country – from expat to citizen – covering the things that interest, inspire, and even disappoint me in my journey. I anticipate that its going to be one heck of a journey. Welcome to my life.