Vienna was definitely the highlight of my whirlwind 2 week, 6 country trip. I am terrified of heights but a tour of Vienna is not complete without hopping on the gaint Prater ferris wheel. As we remained suspended in air, 200 feet above the sprawling urban landmass, I summoned all my inner strength to keep myself from digging my claws into my friend's arm. The view from cloud nine was breath-taking. But like all good things in life, this too was transient.