On the train, I talked with a French guy who was at a Red Bull festival somewhere near Užhorod -- crazy! He talked about looking for his tribe -- which is exactly what so many people are trying to do these days, and I feel I've found mine -- because I was born into it. He also had good tips for surviving in cities at night and had slept 2 nights somewhere in the park near the Košice train station. Unbelievable if you know the territory -- one night police stopped him, but they let him be after he flashed his French passport.
I must visit the Secession building whenever I am in Vienna.
Ok, so call me what you will, but I am about to describe something that is subsidized (public-private) for the greater common good. City bikes in Vienna (I've also seen this in Paris and know it exists elsewhere) where for 1euro you can rent a bike for an hour -- and they're hella hipster fixies that are quite hardy. So I rode from Mariahilferstraße down to the Secession building and then returned the bike at Museumsquartier, had a beer there and walked back to my hotel. Excellent -- cf. here for more me renting a bike and enjoying it immensely.
Lively nightlife at Museumsquartier -- excellent atmosphere.
What, this is a McDonalds? Still, thanks but no thanks.
Instead, I had a bratwurst. With the delicious bread that comes from this part of the world which I won't have until I return.
And all of this happened for less than 10euros -- so if you're on a budget, you can still do all of this, even with the insanely priced beer here.