The whole reason I hatched this plan to go to Europe was to attend WordCamp Europe in Vienna and so the middle week of my travels centred around the gradual arrival of old and new friends as we all converged on the Museum Quarter to live and breathe WordPress for a few days.
Happily a bunch of my teammates from XWP were also attending so we took the opportunity to have some hang time as a team, to vision cast and to do crazy things like cycle through the Wachau Valley in the rain (the worst effects of which were mediated by the fact we stopped at several wineries on the way…).
Vienna is beautiful I felt very little like a tourist as there wasn’t a lot of time for sightseeing. Most of the images below are from a walking tour we did on our second day, and a spontaneous trip to visit the St Stephen’s Cathedral where we took a trip up the tower for some aerial views and a visit to the catacombs for subterranean ones (no pictures allowed there, sadly). The highlight of the experience in Austria for me was catching up with friends, old and new and having the opportunity to share my experience as a meetup organiser with such a receptive audience.
Happily I’ll be back there for a day on my way back to Frankfurt and my journey home, will play the full tourist then!