Feeling Plucky

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.



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