We’re in Wien, Österreich (a.k.a. Vienna, Austria) today, visiting the beautiful palaces and museums.

Plus, the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market) is in full swing! Glühwein (spiced wine) is flowing freely in front of the Rathaus (city hall), and Maroni (roasted chestnuts) are on every corner.

And holy crow, did I mention how cold it is? We foolishly spent the first day walking across the entire city and freezing our little bums off. By Day 2, we realized the ease and worth of the U-bahn (underground metro). Even for short distances — why get cold going there when you can just show up warm (for the paltry fee of 1.50 euro)?

Bis Freitag!!