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My 15 minutes of fame…

14 Jan

Behind the cameras with Santa

So those that know me, know I recently got to experience a fantastic trip abroad to Vienna, Austria. Well this was a whole exciting surprise for my uncle there, who was doing an advertising campaign with the tourism board of Austria and Jung v. Matt. They flew my Mom and Aunt (and me and my Dad) out to reunite with him as a surprise on for the last advent calendar spot in the campaign. See the video here!

We felt like rockstars for a few hours as they filmed us up to the reuniting with my uncle at the airport and we were given the royal treatment upon arrival at our hotel and given a fun night out at the pub from some of the guys who were on the video crew and were friends of my Uncle in town. We had an absolute blast, and I actually spoke on camera in a bit of CNN coverage by my new friend, Tracy. She was fantastic to talk to as well about my traveling santa uncle, and what it was like growing up with a personality like his!

Santa and companypub dinner with the crew & santa

Last Dinner with Santa & friendsOne of my favorite parts of Vienna was… The people! They were so welcoming, so friendly and really took care of us while we were there. They made sure we knew where we were going, had directions to things, got to experience so many parts of the city, and kept checking in with us during our stay. A couple of friends of Santa’s even stopped by the night before we were leaving to say goodbye after they flew back from a weekend working/partying in the Alps just to see us off. I can’t thank everyone enough for all they did for us and are doing for my Uncle there. He has truly found a home in Vienna!

DSC_0325I also loved the architecture of all the buildings. It was just astounding to be surrounded by so many different styles and ages of beautiful artwork. Walking around the city I felt like I was in paradise. I really felt at home with the cobblestone streets, so many ways to travel around town (public transportation of every kind!), and so many TALL PEOPLE! It was wonderful. And of course, at this time of year, The Christmas Markets were also amazing! I really enjoyed the “punch” and all the crafts that artisans of every type made. We brought home so many treasures for ourselves and our friends and family… I only wish I had more money to bring even more home with me!

I’ll miss you Vienna and can’t wait to come back. Hopefully it will be soon! Thank you to everyone who made this trip so spectacular! We so appreciate you, your country, your city, and your hospitality. ❤