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I made it back from by 1 1/2 days at the European Geophysical Union meeting in Vienna in time to have a quick sandwich with Keith before he went to teach class and then left for Vienna directly after class, while I went to pick up the boys. Keith has a presentation at the meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning. Mine was yesterday, and since we just finished two weeks of travel with Grandpa we decided it wasn't worth taking the entire family to Vienna for ...
... the a Budapest version but good all the same and coated not just with sugar and nuts but with some sort of alcoholic flavor which I couldn't identify but which gave it a certain something! Later in the evening we also drank the hot red wine, our equivalent of mulled wine, and Tor decided she had to try the hot Prague ham which roasts over a spit over a wooden fire. They simply carve off an enormous chunk of the ham and give it to you with ...
The Albertina's exhibition, Monet to Picasso, was closed, and the receptionist wasn't encouraging about the remaining exhibitions so didn't bother. Into Hotel Sacher for morning coffee and a taste of the famous original sacher torte. The hotel is stunning, as are the tea rooms. Shame the staff couldn't get the coffee right. Paul and I both sampled the sacher torte for an unbiased double blind study, and ...
... them last September. Some of them are quite elaborate. All of them employ cables and locks to keep the furnishings from walking away in the middle of the night.
The Viennese love affair with scarves seems to go on hiatus when the temperature goes above 80 degrees. Shorts are just not worn if you're over 30 years old. If you see someone wearing them, 99% of the time they're an American tourist. Under 30's can wear them however. Exceptions are made if you're exercising. What ...
We are in St Polten for 1 night and very close to the end of our tour! The hotel is lovely... apparently one of the best breakfasts of the tour...we shall see!
Not many places to eat - a very expensive restaurant with an illegible menu and that's about it!
We spent the evening recording videos and songs for our departure. It's all getting very real now!
Not long till I'm home! (and unemployed!)
Other places to stay in Sankt Polten
Hotel Metropol Schillerplatz 1, Sankt Polten | 4 star hotelfrom $157
Hauptstrasse 52, Sankt Polten | Hotelfrom $99
Stadthotel Hauser Eck Schulgasse 2, Sankt Polten | 3 star hotelfrom $98
A-3100 St. Poelten, Sankt Polten | Hotelfrom $43