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... you would have noticed - we love Asian food) before retreating back to our room. We have googled and found an Irish pub playing the All Blacks v Springboks game in the morning, so we will be up at 7.30am to get a front row seat for that.
Brendan and Lauren
We happily got up a little earlier than usual this morning, so we could find the Irish pub for the game. We ...
... despite its obvious history. The buildings are enormous. Not sure who built the first one, but I think every builder after that built something bigger to upstage the last one. The enormity is quite overwhelming ( perhaps its the heat). It's also seems a little more difficult as its all in Austrian! We walked the streets, through the Spanish riding school, to the Museum quarter where the two large buildings opposite each other ...
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fresh lemon and potato salad Viennese style!
Now here is where it all came unstuck. Ches was convinced that they were cooked in a pan and the waiter said "no", deep fried. Ches still can't come at deep fried anything, so we up and left and went in search of what she believed would be the more authentic pan ...
... music from Die Fledermaus and The Barber of Seville by Rossini. The favourites though were The Radetzky March and Blue Danube Waltz by Strauss. Still warm when we left the Konzerthaus, we took the tram back to the hotel, still humming some of the tunes from the concert.
Wednesday was the day to go back on the bus to sights we had decided to explore in more detail. The first was Schloss Schonbrunn Palace, the ancestral home ...
Left hotel at 7:30am to head toward Salzburg. Crossed back over border to Germany then back into Austria. We arrived at Salzburg around 11am and had a local guide named Maria take us on a walking tour of the town. Saw where scenes from sound of music were filmed. The steps, the fountain, the tree lined paths, etc. Beautiful fruit and vegetable markets and fresh flowers were on display in the marketplace. This is everyday except Sundays. Had a hot dog (kranskee with cheese ...