If you move here, you can leave behind your:

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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