Only in Vienna

I left home this morning at 6:05

I leave in the centre of the city, central enough that I don’t even need to own a car.

I was at the airport, after going through the security checks, at my plane’s gate, ready for boarding, at 6:35

I don’t know any other capital that makes this possible. It’s one of the many perks of living in this amazing city.

Keeping my fingers crossed that on December 4th tolerance and kindness will prevail on fear and ignorance.

By Paolo Belcastro

Paolo is a modern nomad: after Italy, France, and Switzerland, he now lives in Vienna, Austria from where he works on Automattic's Jetpack and .blog products. Passionate photographer, he also dedicates his free time to his family, cats, and hobbies. Working remotely since 1994, managing distributed teams since 1998, he firmly believes that remote work is the key to peaceful coexistence for 10 billion humans.


  1. Some of the South-East Asian cities come to mind: Singapore and Hong Kong in particular.

    Despite being remarkably different culturally, Vienna and Singapore are two of my favourite cities. I think they share in having a public-mindedness toward how they are run and a popular sense of their place in history, the combination of which leads to an organic civic pride that flows into very practical things like airports, transportation, and even cleanliness.

    Both are wonderful, and often sadly under-rated, cities.

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