Some colleagues suggested I visit Naschmarkt (an open air market) to round out my stay here in Vienna.
I don’t typically do large crowds, but I think I’m up for it. I just have to not think about large crowds+haggling+I don’t speak German.
I looked up how to get there on Google maps, and the route it gave me is to take the bus, which is fine by me, but I noticed that this particular bus line doesn’t run very frequently. I certainly could have misunderstood what Google maps was telling me, but it seems this bus only runs once per hour. Once per hour!?! I’ve gotten spoiled by being here; I’m not used to waiting more than 10 minutes for a bus, and even that is a long wait. I don’t want to have to feel rushed and stressed before embarking on a visit that may prove stressful, so I reasoned there must be another way.
Google maps suggested I walk. For 38 minutes. I don’t mind walking for 38 minutes, but again, I thought there must be a better way. So I pulled up the U-Bahn map. I’ve not ridden the U-Bahn on the weekend, so I don’t know how frequently it runs, but it has to be more than once per hour. It just has to. I also assume it runs more than once every 38 minutes. It just has to, right?
Well, I’ve mapped out my U-Bahn route, which includes a transfer to a line I’ve not ridden yet.
Part of me feels great about this, and part of me feels like I have a lot of nerve to ignore Google maps and go with what seems right to me.
Mostly, I’m feeling plucky.