Vienna - Post Report Question and Answers

If you move here, you can leave behind your:

large kitchen gadgets - you won't have a lot of room in the kitchen. - Sep 2022

Big SUV. - Sep 2021

The yoga pants you grocery shop in . . . - Feb 2019

Negative attitude - seriously, if you can't enjoy Vienna, you have some misery issues. - Jul 2018

Nationalism. As an American, I chose to integrate rather than have "America" shipped to me via post. Many friends have not, and they seem to be less happy for it. - Nov 2017

Furniture. Electronics. Everything you don't absolutely need because your apartment will have NO STORAGE SPACE. Ikea is here - so you can buy everything from it. H&M is here too. And higher-end international stores. - Jun 2016

Jokes about the Sound of Music - it annoys locals. Also your visions of living in the mountains - the mountains are quite far away. - Mar 2015

Old American clunker car. We brought ours and getting American parts was a bit of a hassle, although there is an American parts place on Hohegasse in the 14th district. - Jul 2014

...idea that because it's western Europe, it will be just like being back in the States. It's not. - Mar 2014

Expectations of customer service or that someone will bag your groceries. - Aug 2013

Giant SUV. - May 2013

Bad attitude. - Jan 2013

Excess anything. There is not a large amount of storage space. - Aug 2011

bad attitude. - Aug 2009

ideas of saving money. - Aug 2009

Worries about safety or security in a "big" city. Your prejudgements about SMALL, 'backwards' Austria. The place is small, but rarely have i seen so much packed into one small city. Parks, musuems strolling boulevards, the riverside, it will surprise and delight you. DO Remember that english is NOT the native language of this land, so the fact that the people here speak english is somewhat of a favor to those of us who are not as linguistically capable. Don't go everywhere thinking you are OWED an english-speaking greeter or guide. just a few words in the native tongue, followed by an admission of inability in German, will get you very far with most people. - Jul 2009

Car. - May 2008

Calculator. If you think about what you are spending in dollars, you will go insane. - Apr 2008

Worries. - Jan 2008

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