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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 ...
... the crowds. On the way back we found an old tavern that has existed since about 1200, where a number of important people have rested and had a drink. Ie; Mozart, the king, his executioner, and others. We had a cider in the dingy dark interior sitting on chairs that looked like they were hundreds of years ...
... on that but we'll spare you the details. We headed to the tram out to meet our new friend Leonie from the bus tour, who lives in vienna. She took us to a beautiful park called Heaven which is just out of town and overlooks the city. We enjoyed some time there along with her dog. After that she took is to a local authentic restaurant with an outdoor courtyard where we ate some delicious sausage and mixed meat and potato ...
... that which she herself died in.
The tour then moved on to the palace apartments, where the story of Franz-Joseph and Sisi was verified even by their living arrangement! When Sisi moved in, she forced Franz-Joseph to live in a separate part of the palace. She also demanded that a new “English style” bathroom (read indoor plumbing) be installed in her quarters. Franz-Joseph obliged on all accounts, and was content to sleep and bathe in ...
... mascot at the store who was decked out in a specially designed set of lederhose as well.
Lastly, no trip to Vienna would be complete without a sample of the local cuisine. Very similar to what you can find in the Czech Republic, but the wiener schnitzel at the gastropub Poschl was awesome. .
After the quick walk around I got on the CAT (city transit train - though there is a different acronym...) ...