We finished orientation on a Saturday afternoon and drove from Mariazell to Vienna. It was an interesting couple of days.
Fact: Practically everything (like grocery stores and many restaurants and pharmacies) are closed on Sunday in Vienna.
Fact: Grocery stores close early on Saturday, like 6 pm.
Fact: We arrived in Vienna and had to move in, meet the landlady, and deal with all of that craziness.
Reality: One of my roommates and I ran to the grocery store when we arrived with our resident Austrian RA, and grocery raced to get a few nights of food.
A few roommates and I decide to go attend the Stephansdom mass. We decided it was nice enough to walk. We found the place okay. Then we tried to get home. Imagine a girl in heels, dressed tot the nines for church and all hovering around a map saying, "Perhaps, I think it is that way?"
We walked in several circles. Eventually, we made it home.
I laid down on the bed and then "Hey, were going on a walking tour of the district in a few minutes."
Reality: It is true that the Austrians walk everywhere, all the time and a lot.