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Old 11-24-2012, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 1MORLAP View Post
Unless you enjoy a museum of anything on every corner, like museum of chocolate and stuck up, stiff, cold, unhappy people then skip Austria, especially Vienna.
As someone 50% Austrian, I have to take issue with your unusual take on the Austrian people! Sorry you got a culture shock, but we enjoy museums and have centuries and centuries of history to preserve. As for unhappy people - out of 124 countries, Austria was recently judged by the Washington Post ( to have the 13th happiest population out of 135 countries. To judge all Austrians the same way as the Viennese, where, agreed, there are lots of stuck-up, stiff and cold people, is equally wrong as judging all Americans as if they are all New Yorkers (and apologies to all New Yorkers, for I have found them to be wonderfully polite people, contrary to the popular belief). I dont know what caused you to have your viewpoint, but my guess is that you didn't venture off the tourist track.
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