Hello my dear travellers! How are you today? Today, I came back to Serbia after a long trip to Europe and it’s time to share with you my travel adventures. Last week you had the opportunity to enjoy the beauties of Salzburg, today you will have the chance to read something new about the Austrian city called Linz.
Before I start with today’s post, I would like to thank the Linz Tourist Board – Linz Tourismus on this adventure. Thanks from the depth of this blogger’s heart! This journey was incredible for me!
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Linz, the third largest city in Austria. When I received an invitation from Linz Tourism Organization to visit their city, my first association was Lindt Chocolate. What to do, I’m always thinking about candies, at least I can imagine them when I can not eat them because of my sensitive skin…
Of course, that was just my first thought, but I remembered that these chocolates did not come from Austria. Well, what a man can do is sometimes wrong! I did not want to be a lazy person, I take the computer into my hands and I ask Mr. Google: “Are Lindt chocolates maybe from Linz?!” It’s a joke! I just simply typed: “Linz, Austria” and click that famous enter button. Man, how many pages, and so little time. After a couple pages of texts with a large smile on my face, I sent an email to the team from the Linz tourist organisation that I will accept the invitation and I will come to Linz.
Before I start with my adventure, I would like to share with you few information about this lovely city.
Linz is located in the northern part of Austria and it represents the economic, political and cultural center of the province of Upper Austria. The city is famous for its very preserved and beautiful city center and the largest cathedral in Austria, which they are kindly call the Mariendom (New Cathedral). In 2009, Linz was the European Capital of Culture. Only the origin of the city’s name dates back to the prehistory when the Celts settled the area of today’s city and called it Lentos, after which the area was inhabited by the ancient Romans and the city was given a new name – Lentia. In the Middle Ages, the Germanic tribes simplified the name and the city was named Linz, the name which we know today.
I was very excited about this trip so I counted many times every day and my photographer every day repeated with me how many day still left to our trip to Linz. The night before the excitement was so high that I could not sleep! I called my mom to see what she was doing and woman could not sleep because of some her reasons, and after our conversation I just wanted to fall asleep but the alarm woke me up!
Since I am from those people who tide and iron all of their clothing before the trip and hang them all over the house, the apartment where I was staying looked like street sales of a clothing. Something hangs on the door, something on chairs. Little Marko thought about everything, except for the weather forecast in Linz…
As we landed at the airport in Linz, my dreams of taking of photos just fell apart! The sun is nowhere, it was little colder, windy, people in long sleeves shirts and outside was around 15 degrees. The only thing I could do at that moment was to sit on the sidewalk and cry because in my suitcase was a real summer, cheerful summer collection of clothing…
It could also be noticed on the streets that it was such a surprise that the people from Linz were surprised, and some of them went in short sleeves while some were dressed in long sleeves shirts and light jackets. Since we saw that weather forecast throughout our entire stay will be not so good, we decided to buy new clothes. And here begins the story of a happy red t-shirt from this post! My photographer normally bought a jacket, I came to the cash desk with this shirt with the smile on my face because I found this great t-sheart… Photographer’s silence was a sign of my current insanity. I just said that tomorrow will surely be a better weather with sun much much warmer, what the weather forecast knows, it simply has to be better! Just think positive and everything will be alright!
After a few minutes, I found a “more normal” solution for the current “cold” situation, so I bought a red sweater whose image you saw, if you followed my adventure from Linz on Instagram. Whoever didn’t see it, the picture of the sweater you can see it HERE. We survived somehow this very first day, we made a beautiful picture in a sweater, as I expected it to be, it was so great!
The next day was like I said, “What does this weather forecast knows?!”. It was a nice and sunny weather, while the weather forecast was completely different and it was written that we could expect wind, rain all day… I did not see any drop of rain and that day we made pictures for this post. My red t-shirt brought me luck.
This post is a clear evidence that once in life for certain things it is necessary to believe that everything will be better and a lot of people claim that it has helped them a lot in some situations in life. That is the power of positive thinking, which has never left me for my 26 years.
Camera: Sony Alpha Mark II
My dear fashionistas and travellers once again we have come to the end of first post from Linz. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Austria. I know that you loved the travel posts from July and now I will show you all the beauties of Linz! We will together explore the City of Media Arts!
How do you like this story about Linz? How do you like my “happy” red t-shirt? Do you believe in the power of positive thinking? I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.
As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!
This post is sponsored by Linz Tourist Board – Linz Tourismus and Schwarzer Bär Hotel from Linz. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera