How is it already Mid-December again? In any case, I’m four days away from flying out to Vienna, and could not be looking forward to it more.
Yesterday afternoon I picked up the last piece of paper I need to be able to enjoy Vienna fully, the International Driving Permit. Apparently Austria is one of only a few countries in Europe to require this pamphlet, which simply translates credentials in a dozen or so languages. As with Time Warner Cable, there is only one AAA in all of Brooklyn, at the opposite corner from me, in Flatlands.
Last Thursday I also picked up a new Austrian passport. If I hadn’t, I would have been stuck in Austria, as the old one expired mid-vacation.
I fly out Thursday night after work, utilizing Emirates to Hamburg and then continuing on to Vienna with Air Berlin. Rather exotic, but the price was right.