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Vienna Ice Cream Season, Here We Come

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the sign that makes Viennese happy
photograph by Elen Farkas

This must be the warmest winter season Austria has ever experienced. Ski resorts announced a slow drop of attendees and a few ski manufacturers have gone bankrupt due to a sluggish sale of their equipment. Ski producer Atomic was forced to fire one sixth of its workforce in February.

In the face of fears about global warming, there’s one sector here in Vienna pleased with the mild weather and the early coming of spring: ice cream salons. That’s right. Vienna’s Gelaterias are gearing up for spring. Zanoni & Zanoni at 7 Lugeck in the First District might be open all-year round, but the rest of ice cream salons in almost every corner will follow in the coming days.

The weather was fine yesterday and will remain nice for the rest of the week. A mild temperature of 13 to 17 Celsius (55 to 63 Fahrenheit) is just right for an indulgence in the form of three scoops of gelato. That’s about €3 with a cone.

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She is an Asian female, in her 30s, trying to integrate herself in the city of Vienna. She is the wife and lover to R, a mother to a wonderful boy named Boo the Rascal, and friends to a few people. She loves dark red and dark blue, doesn't mind the trivialities of life, dabbles in calligraphy, collects throwpillows, likes to write and dreams that one day she will have her own castle fronting a beach somewhere in Southeast Asia.

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