I am absolutely MAD about crafts, especially anything to do with LACE and making LACE. This has been the case for more than 30 years! I design, make and teach various crafts, including: Bobbin Lace, Crochet, Tatting, Needle-lace, Embroidery, Christmas Crafts, Card-making, Dress-making and other fabric crafts.
We left Budapest after two wonderful nights to head for Vienna ... what a let down! I must admit there were some really good parts - the fabulous Hotel Stephanie; the concert at the Hofburg on the 2nd night; some beautiful buildings; but I hated the city! It was very claustrophobic ... never in my life have I seen so many people in one place, and all the buildings seem to be exactly the same. I know it's an exaggeration, but that's how I found it. Also the main street along the canal side was awash with fast food places and it stank! I hate the smell of fast food at the best of times, but this seemed overwhelming, and to top it all, the seating under the trees was covered in so much bird sh*t you couldn't sit down! I wanted to find some examples of Viennese lace - but it eluded me. I don't think I will go back, but am glad I have been - for the experience!