When I first moved here, I was living with Martina just outside of the city.
It took me an hour total to get to work each morning.
I had to take one of these:
Followed by two of these:
A bus, 2 U-bahns, and a tram. I love public transportation but it started to wear me out after awhile. I lived at Martina's place for 2 1/2 weeks, then moved into Kathryn's apartment, where
I only had to take one of these:
(which, believe me, does not look at all like this at 8 in the morning)
followed by one of these:
Due to the convenient location of my new apartment, I only have to take one of these:
.... and then I'm at work!!! I can't tell you how happy I am about this. I went from an hour commute, to 45 minutes, to only half an hour... and half an hour is about as good as it gets in Vienna. I have realized that I very much prefer above ground transportation to underground. I will take a street car or a bus any day over the U-Bahn. The underground usually equates dirtiness and foul smells.
When I moved from Martina's to Kathryn's, Martina drove me so I wouldn't have to take my large suitcase, my duffel, and my bag on the U-Bahn, tram, etc. Yesterday, Hannes was nice enough to pick me up from Kathryn's and drive me to the new apartment....I have been so fortunate to meet such great people who go out of their ways to help me out! This location really is quite the upgrade and I'm excited that I get to stay here for over a month!