Day 1 of Steffi's blog (Sunday July 18): Hello Vienna!

After a long flight - I had an enormous delay due to the storm in Vienna- I arrived at my hotel and crawled into bed. Woke up, had a lovely breakfast and headed straight to the conference.Not much to see yet, because the Global Village only opened at 6 PM. Time for some sightseeing! I was amazed by the amount of advertising for AIDS 2010 in Vienna: it seems like every store collected a couple of red ribbons and displayed them. Even the world famous Hotel Sacher -yep, that's the one where they created the Austrian Sachertorte!- had a display of AIDS 2010 cakes. On Sunday evening I watched the opening ceremony of the AIDS 2010 at the Global Village and headed back to my hotel.   Steffi