What do you wish you had known about this particular city/country before moving there?

I wish I had known more about the history of the Hapsburgs and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. It is worth visiting the museums in Vienna first before traveling because we heard about the Hapsburgs all over Eastern Europe in our travels. - Feb 2019


How hard it would be to leave. - Jul 2018


That Austrians have a lower-level of standards. They go cheap in everything about the house and you'll get a slightly smaller refrigerator, microwave, sink, etc. And your bathroom sink won't have a countertop or cabinets underneath. The shelves you'll get will be Ikea-acceptable but not worthy of being in a real home. - Jun 2016


I wish I'd known more about how bad the work environment is here. Long timers say it's been this way for a significant period of time - many appear to consistently push off major issues waiting for their replacements to deal with it. - Mar 2015


That you still might need a sun-lamp for winter days -- it can get quite dark in winter and, conversely, light very early (4:30 a.m.!) in summer. - Jul 2014


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