One of the things I’ve learned during our four years of nomading is that it’s very important to not let high expectations ruin your experience of some travel destination.
More than once, I’ve been so keyed up to see something that there was simply no way it could live up to the picture I’d created in my mind. Take Romania’s Transfăgărășan highway, which I’d been repeatedly told is one of the most beautiful roads in the world. I was underwhelmed.
Meanwhile, low expectations often lead to my being pleasantly surprised by a destination.
Despite having repeatedly learned that lesson, I still had very high expectations last month when Brent and I visited Vienna to take in the city’s many Christmas markets.
So did my expectations ruin the experience?
Not at all! In fact, the only thing that could have improved Vienna’s Christmas markets was if it had snowed.
Here are just a few of the pics I took during our visit!