Two views of the city

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There are many angles to blogging about living in Vienna, with many taken from a perspective of discovering the city as a newbie in town, trying to find what is new in town in terms of places to drink and eat. Such blogs are all well and good, I use them for tips too, given that with opportunities to go out being more scarce, I prefer to try somewhere new or different.

However, there are a couple of blogs I enjoy for their long form posting, posting at most twice a month, but in a far longer form than higher frequency posted blogs.

Up the Danube without a Paddle has been going since 2013 and follows Robert Barratt’s musings from the southern suburbs as a parent and English teacher.

Curmudgeon in the Cottage is a blog that started in 2017 about the tribulations of early enforced retirement and reticence towards retail and consumerism.

Both blogs take a look into local life, current affairs in Vienna, while also providing a commentary of life in their respective districts. Both have a shared commitment about Vienna and its residential districts, and the trials and tribulations of living in suburbia.