For the myAustrian #BloggerExchange, Silia from the blog The Viennese Girl travelled to Miami to meet Jenny Abrams aka Shayna Batya. During her stay, she is also facing a few challenges – so both her and you get to know the country and the people there. The first challenge: We’d like you to get to know the people of Miami better from the very moment you arrive in the city. So your first challenge is to ask people you meet in the street, on public transport, on the beach, etc. questions about Miami, Vienna and the connection between the two cities. Here’s Silia’s story: 

 

We decided to execute our first challenge at Wynwood Walls. It’s an area full with graffiti and street art. You can find more info here: http://thewynwoodwalls.com
We asked everybody the same questions and they were very glad to answer them – and it seems that they enjoyed the little conversation they had with us.

 

Ossie & Lisandra

 

The first people who took part in our challenge were a beautiful young couple from Miami. His name is Ossie and her name is Lisandra.

 

What do you think of when you hear the word “Miami”?
Food, Sunbeach and clubs
What do you think of when you hear the word “Vienna”?
Pasta, wine (Lisandra told us that she thinks of wine all the time and that wine is her answer for everything. 😉 )
What connects the two cities, in your view?
Vacation and tourism.

 

Indra

 

We met Indra. A beautiful girl with a beautiful name.

 

What do you think of when you hear the word “Miami”?
A mixture of cultures, sun, beach, hurricanes, hometown, it’s the place that I love the most.
What do you think of when you hear the word “Vienna”?
Tall Austrian men with dark hair, Vienna sausages, travelling to Europe and backpacking. I want to go to Vienna!
What connects the two cities, in your view?
I would say there is a lot of European culture in Miami.

 

Suzy

 

The third person who we met was Suzy. She was very friendly and kind and she was smiling all the time.

 

What do you think of when you hear the word “Miami”?
Lot of tourists, awkward tan line, it’s always sunny – I also have a funny tan line. 🙂
What do you think of when you hear the word “Vienna”?
Beautiful architecture, culture, art, food and a lot of history that Miami doesn’t have. I’m very interested in history!
What connects the two cities, in your view?
I do love an artist from Austria, so I think that art connect those two cities.

 

Katia & Eddie

 

A couple from Cuba who lives for many years in Miami and are married for 48 years. They were adorable and proud to be still together. Her name was Katia and his name was Eddy. They want to visit Vienna, but it’s very far away and they cannot afford it right now. They also asked about the weather in Vienna (which is a lot colder than Miami at the moment!).

 

What do you think of when you hear the word “Miami”?
It’s the capital of the world, it’s a place with many different cultures.
What do you think of when you hear the word “Vienna”?
Music.
What connects the two cities, in your view?
Music and concerts, although we think that the music is different in those two cities. In Vienna there is more classic music and in Miami there is more like hip-hop, pop, modern, dance music.

 

Keen One & Delia

 

And the last people we met were Keen One, who works as DJ in Miami, and Delia.

What do you think of when you hear the word “Miami”?
Sunshine, beach, bad drivers, Cuban food and the party “Take Out Tuesday”. The city is growing.
What do you think of when you hear the word “Vienna”?
Sausages, cold weather, mountains with snow, border with Switzerland,
What connects the two cities, in your view?
Jenny and Silia. <3

 

Now it’s your turn: What do you connect with Miami and Vienna?