How a traveller inspired me …Post to Dr. Radermacher

Dr Radermacher, my medicine man!

I remembered how excited I was when I found out from my husband that we were going to Vienna, Austria for our wedding anniversary. We had a trainer for our business that knew a lot about Vienna and so I decided to call him to get a few tips on things to do and places to stay.  But instead, I got was a one hour dissertation on Vienna! This guy knew Vienna like the back of his hand (no pun intended since he was a Chiropractor) and now a business trainer.  He knew everything about Vienna, as he was a walking, talking Vienna tourism board.

I will search for my notes about that trip to tell you more, but I have to say I never learned so much in one setting about one place in my life.  I knew right then, after getting off of the phone with him that that was what I wanted to do. To get to know a place like the back of my hand. Not just any place, but some exotic place like Vienna. We eventually took some trips with Dr. Radermacher and his management team to Europe. I was hooked. As I can see now, he was too. He had been hooked for a while.  I could see it in his eyes and in his step.  He knew what he was doing and where he was going. I was the rookie.  It was in these days of travel that I learned how to travel. How to go with the flow, how to lay out a day of touring a city, how to enjoy a city, being all dressed up and ready to take it on. Learning the ropes as to what to see and what to do. He was the expert at managing the perfect day to include the highlights and along with the perfect cafes and downtime.

As it turned out, Vienna, Austria is #1 on my bucket list! I don’t know if it was that phone conversation that I had with Dr Radermacher, or the fabulous Stats Opera, or the Sacher torte or the diamond bracelet that I received for my wedding anniversary (that helps!), but, whatever it was, Vienna was magical. Truly, to this day, it holds a special place in my heart. I was a young and inexperienced traveler, but the city revealed itself to me nonetheless.

I hope one day I can inspire someone to travel, the way Dr. Radermacher inspired me that day. His knowledge was astounding and I will never forget that moment as long as I live.

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2 Comments

  1. Lori Abercrombie December 19, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Oh! I was in Vienna in January of 2014! You’re right, it’s magical! We stayed in the most beautiful late 1800’s suite through airbnb. High white ceilings, rooms separated with heavy polished doors, (no hallways, which was new to me) crystal chandeliers, so much space, views… sigh. (Actually we stayed in airbnb suites in Paris, Vienna, Florence and Marseille, and all of them were excellent and so well priced.)

    But back to Vienna! The Opera House, Mozart’s Café, the palace, the hidden streets, the statues! I grew up on The Sound of Music, The Vienna Boys Choir, The Blue Danube, and felt like just under the surface, all of Vienna was waltzing. Our two days there flew by. I’d go back in a heartbeat…

    • Cacinda Maloney December 19, 2014 at 10:55 am

      me too! For me, I think it was one of the most magical moments of my life!

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