JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

My neighborhood in Vienna

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Hi everyone!  I thought I’d post a little bit about where I’m living here in Vienna.  You all got to see the inside of my apartment, but here’s a look at the area outside.

I’m living in the second district, which is between the first district (the old inner city) and the Danube River.  (I included a satellite image below of Vienna that I found online.)

I live right off of Taborstrasse, which is a main thoroughfare.  If I walk straight down this particular street, I get to the Inner City in about ten minutes.  There are lots of shops and stores around me.  Right across the street is a Hofer, which is a smaller grocery type store.  And down the street is a Billa (bigger grocery store) and a BIPA (think like a CVS-lite.)

As I mentioned before, I live right next door to the Taborstrasse UBahn stop, and I’m really close to the Augarten, which is a large walled-in park less than two blocks from here.

Here are some pics from me exploring the area.

Satellite Image of Vienna

Satellite Image of Vienna

The UBahn stop outside my building

The UBahn stop outside my building

View from my window.  (Yes, that is a McDonald's on the corner.)

View from my window. (Yes, that is a McDonald's on the corner.)

Looking at my building from across the street.

Looking at my building from across the street.






Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

One thought on “My neighborhood in Vienna

  1. Jen, your apartment looks really nice! Thanks for the photos and updates for us non-Facebook folks. 🙂 Also, someone asked in another post’s comments but you didn’t answer–when is your first audition? I’m sure that will make an interesting blog post!

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