Having the proper clothing for cold, windy conditions is very important when living in Wien. Although lately we have been experiencing around 8-14 degrees, so when leaving the house one is not thinking about the ‘proper’ attire to wear in the snow.
Let’s have a look at a winter checklist for leaving the house: thermals, socks, boots, jeans, jumper, jacket, gloves, hat and scarf. Hmm this sounds warm and the type of clothing you would need.
Nikkis winter clothing for december 26th: hat, scarf, autumn jacket, long sleeved top, jeans, socks and boots. Now is this smart, well it is if you’re thinking of going to a pub in the middle of the city and the weather is still warm … and we did exactly that.
After a couple hours in the pub we headed outside around 9:30pm where we were greeted with a massive surprise, SNOW! My breathe was taken away, literally! My outfit was not entirely suitable for this kind of weather.
Luckily I was not thinking about the cold, all I was thinking about was … Snow! Snow! Snow! Amazing! This was my first adult experience of snow and I could not believe it. Snow fights were a must now and by the time we got home we were covered in the wet, fresh and white powder.
Skip forward a few days and now the snow is covering the ground completely. It was time for a walk early in the morning so I could experience being the first one walking on the soft, freezing and crunchy layer.
The white of the Danube fascinated me and being covered in flakes was a new and cold sensation! During the walk we had to stop and make a snowman, of course. Later on we even saw some cute snow bunnies eating in a line (this was because some lovely old lady had placed food under the trees for them to eat).
The two hour walk was great but by the end I was craving a hot drink.
Ive decided I like snow, but we will see by the time the winter ends, … bring on skiing!