This week has been a very busy one academically which resulted in little travel or excitement. But before you close the screen and stop reading now, a few things happened that are worth noting!
On Wednesday, we had a class field trip to Ottakringer Brewery. If you're a regular reader, you'll know that I have already visited this before- but this time it was an educational visit! We met with a man who gave us a great tour of the facilities and I learned that hoops are the spice of the beer. He told us if we were to walk away with any facts; that was the most important one!
Then we were brought into a separate room and met with the head of Marketing and public affairs for the Brewery and she gave us a presentation of the business specifics. It was really interesting because the brand is undergoing a reimage and was officially launched only a few days before. The label is somewhat different but has a cleaner look. Of course, she gave us the details on exactly why it had to happen at this particular time. I especially enjoyed the segment on target marketing- Ottakringer has a large family of beers and they are all specific to different demographics.
I asked the guide if they had any plans on exporting Ottakringer (to Canada maybe) but alas, they do not as they don't have the finances and resources to move to that market.
That night, Robin and I decided it was time to face our fears and try a "daring" ride at the Prater. It certainly was high and fast. I'm glad I was wearing proper shoes. It sure is a beautiful city at night.
We didn't end up making it to the Ballet, but we do plan to get there soon! There is still so much of Vienna that I haven't seen yet!
Friday had such beautiful weather, that Robin and I decided to venture out and find a park to sit and read our case studies. The area reminded me of Rockcliff in Ottawa- very beautiful and quiet. Later, Robin and I joined the others in the Prater Park for tanning and watching Vladimir tightrope... What a natural.
The clocks went ahead this Sunday! So a late brunch turned into lunch when Sarah, Mariliis, Robin and I went out exploring to find a crepe shop right around the corner from our place. Prices were reasonable and it overlooks a quiet circular park in a roundabout with 6 tall cherry blossoms trees.
Buds are out on the trees and the flowers are blooming- it's spring time in Vienna!