Pension Madara 2 - Hotel in Hernals
Travel Blogs from Vienna
... dancing and singing
and the good Austrian meal of eisbein and potatoes, and apple strudel
Restores some sanity
When the songs in the taverns
Caught one up in Austrian way of life from hundreds of eras past
Where did our English culture disappear to?
And what culture has been inherited by our children?
Where are OUR songs that have outlived
and drawn together the centuries of people
In a bigger scheme ...
... able to hop on and off on a whim, which we did most of the morning. We did get on going the wrong way once but it paid off because we ended up literally in the middle of the Danube. The river is so large that there is a train stop on a long, narrow strip of island half way across. It was a great way to get introduced to the river and we could stand under the train bridge to take pictures and ...
... the thought of my painful hike back to the train station to get a taxi almost makes me give up and just sit on the street. I shall take a tram, I decide, because I saw one earlier pass by and I know it to be a very short journey. So I fare evaded and got back to Wien Westbahnhof. I asked a taxi driver to take me to a B&B also recommended by my Lonely Planet guide. The driver was really nice and we chatted the whole way (normally I sit in silence), and ...
... feel kind of gross right now but none the less we still have plans to return there tomorrow before leaving Austria. Oh the things we will do for free food.
So now we are back at the hostel slash mental hospital. Some people here are quite strange and like to stare at us for minutes at a time. We had to move breakfast tables this morning because we both felt uncomfortable with the lady one table away who would not stop looking at us. Maybe she thinks we are famous or ...
... in Western Europe, most shops (including car rental) don’t open at all on Sundays… PM being smart decided to book through Europcar though, who claim to be open 7 days a week. Rushing out the door with Tess hot on his heels (I miss it all as I’m in the shower) they make it to the office in the centre of town by 11:30 without realising that they must have a credit card to authorise the ...