Just so there’s no confusion, the fact that my husband, James, and I have been dallying in a coffeehouse for more than an hour in no way translates to a lack of either motivation or desire. It’s just that exploring can be exhausting. Besides, in Vienna, lingering over an afternoon coffee is not only fashionable, it’s de rigueur. That my preferred mode of caffeine delivery is strong tea is deliciously beside the point.
Arrival/Check-In: My colleague and I were flying back to New York (JFK) on Brussels Airlines in business class and had access to its new lounge, The Loft, at Brussels Airport. We cleared security, always a fun experience, and headed to the lounge on the next level, where the reception staff welcomed us with a smile and a warm greeting.