Traveling always gives me a chance to learn something; sometimes about me and sometimes about the pace or the people who live there. This past week was no exception. I was invited to speak at a client meeting on the future of digital and the practical business aspects of introducing new technology. What did I learn?
- That presenting to an audience of Czech and Hungarians in English gives less than desirable results;
- When you ask them to teach you something in Czech and Hungarian you should be sure to check the meaning before you show off your new language skills to everyone;
- That I don’t like Czech, Hungarian or Austrian food much;
- That Budweiser beer was originally Czech, not American (pretty sure Bud Light Lime is all American though)
- Traveling 5km across the Austrian border officially places you in the Czech Republic but not noticeably so;
- There are at least 3 Moulin Rouge locations in Europe;
- When asking to be dropped off in the city center of Vienna you really should be more specific. Or have a map. Or speak German. Or get rather lost, which is also interesting;
- If you are in premium shopping area, leave your premium credit card at home.
|Random wall decoration Vienna|
|St Stephen Cathedral|
|The Opera House|
|Moulin Rouge #3|
|Unremarkable in Vienna|