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Forum: Europe
Dec 11th 2019, 2:03 am
Replies: 71
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Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

Just like vin blanc evolved into plonkπŸ˜‚
Forum: Europe
Dec 10th 2019, 4:23 am
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

Another such "mangled" word is "visum".
In English it seems to exist in plural only = visa. I never heard an English speaker using "visum".
Forum: Europe
Dec 10th 2019, 4:13 am
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

or
Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres....
Forum: Europe
Dec 9th 2019, 10:37 am
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

Premia would be the correct form. But common usage tortured it into "premiums". Same with "forums".
The old Romans didn't have photos to stick into an album. "album" means "white, blank, pale". It...
Forum: Europe
Dec 9th 2019, 7:08 am
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

Nice to see "fora" instead of "forums".
This is what kids in "dumbed down Britain" will no longer learn.
Forum: Europe
Dec 8th 2019, 8:09 am
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

"Toytown" forum could be the playground the Op is looking for.
Forum: Europe
Oct 2nd 2019, 8:36 am
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

I would never swop Vienna for Berlin. May be Berlin was pleasant in your student days. Now it is a "failed" city where the cops have given up in despair.

I just landed in Vienna this morning and...
Forum: Europe
Oct 2nd 2019, 8:24 am
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

Vienna has some great subsidised housing (with indoor pool, tennis courts and more). Waiting list is at present 5 years. Vienna also has plenty "fleapits". Of course news media picks the one which is...
Forum: Europe
Jun 17th 2019, 6:14 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

Visiting and living here is a different experience.
I'm presently doing a trial living in an Austrian city.
Reminds me of Thailand: friendly people, welcoming, always positive but they don't mean...
Forum: Europe
Sep 6th 2018, 7:12 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

I discussed the article with my husband. He is a Brit, he speaks limited German. Enough to do shopping at the fresh market. My husband feels Austrians have a professional friendliness. He is very...
Forum: Europe
Sep 6th 2018, 3:51 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

I read following article in Kurier newspaper today. May be you can find a German speaker to translate it for you.
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Forum: Europe
Aug 20th 2018, 2:32 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

While 50K income looks not too bad, did you compare taxation between A and GB?
I cannot comment as we are in a different situation tax wise.
Forum: Europe
Aug 20th 2018, 2:19 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

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I cannot find any info about how large a 1000€ apt. in Vienna is. We presently pay in an older privately owned house 1100€ for a 48 sqm 1 bed apt with the absolute min. of furniture....
Forum: Europe
Aug 18th 2018, 10:11 am
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

Well, I'm not a Salzburger. We are here for the festival and to find out what living in Salzburg would be like on a permanent basis. Cost of living in Austria is high overall. My morning espresso...
Forum: Europe
Aug 17th 2018, 6:54 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 24,424
Posted By Thairetired2016

Re: Vienna - why not?

Why not visit Vienna first?
it is a multi-cultural city and overrun by tourists. Great place to spend money. No high mountains near Vienna, 2 hrs to Budapest. Are Viennese friendly? No. Austrians...
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