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Travel Blogs from Schwechat
Long wait at airport
But I will not moan as I am experiencing the wonder of sitting in a chair in the sky
And I will celebrate
I will celebrate the Wright brothers for their ingenuity and courage and perseverance which have me wings to fly.
If you look up you might catch a glimpse of me flying over a foreign country!
Eating fake sausage and fake egg
But not being able to stomach ...
... top marks! We found out that this was where the Sachertorte had originated and this particular cafe had gone through a seven year legal battle to win the right to use the words "Original Sachertorte" - this particular tart is big business now - worth a seven year legal battle!!
It all started at the Imperial Palace, back in 1863 - the emperor wanted to impress some guests and asked his chef not to let him down. The chef took ill that particular ...
... for a snack. When we had killed about an hour and a half, we came back to the tour area and strapped on a construction helmet as per the instructions of the only guy who spoke English.
With a group of about ten, we then descended below Vienna and got a walking tour of the sewers.
Oh. And the tour was in German. Joy.
So, only understanding every tenth word or so in the explanation, we trekked through greasy ...
... which seemed odd. From there we climbed up the bell tower which gave amazing views of the city. Afterwards we bumped into Janet (a girl from our tour party) and she told us how to get into the palace so we headed back and past St Peter's Basilica and decided to pop in, it had a huge painted dome ceiling which was also very good -these two churches wouldn't be any more than 400m apart. Back at the palace, we went into the Sisy museum which is the nickname of one of the Empress', ...
... still had to fly to Vienna for a flight to Skopje. Of course that made me too late for this morning's flight, I'm booked to fly out at 10:30 tonight, arriving just after midnight. I am missing the ballet in Skopje, but at least will be there tomorrow for our official start at 2:30 with our bus trip to ...