4.5 Things

Katherine (Nina) Jones
February 26, 2014

I saw this in another blog post and I thought it was a good idea, so I have decided to write about a few things that I have been noticing in Vienna recently.

1. Advertising

I thought that advertising in the US was bad, but here there are about three signs on a single block for one restaurant. It is a lot.

2. Tourists

In the last week, the number of tourists has increased exponentially. It has me nervous about what it is going to be like when it is actually tourist season.

3. Bikes

I don’t have a picture of this one because someone was always staring at me when I tried to take a picture of the bikers, but the point is that there is a lot of space for bikes.

I am excited for the spring when hopefully I can take advantage of the bike sharing program in Vienna and bike to school!

4a. Grocery stores

I am obsessed with this thing. I have never seen an industrial-sized juicer in a grocery store (or ever) in the States.

4b. Checking out at grocery stores

One of the first things they told us when we got to Vienna was that baggers were not a thing at Austrian grocery stores. You are supposed to pay and then move over to bag your groceries, but it all happens very quickly and, if you’re like me, you understand about 3% of what is happening around you. It is a high pressure situation.

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Katherine (Nina) Jones

<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Nina Jones is a junior at George Washington University studying International Affairs and History. In the future, she intends to pursue a career in either law or research. In addition to her interest in travel, Nina likes to read, play tennis, and listen to music. While in Vienna, Nina looks forward to taking advantage of the history, art, food, and language. She cannot wait to immerse herself in everything Vienna has to offer.</span></p>

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