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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
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... to construct beginning in 1357. Traffic is limited to pedestrians, and folks hawking their wares. Religious statues adorn each side, most of them appearing in pain. But the atmosphere here is a bit like a carnival.
We then walked to the "old town" to see an astronomical clock and many old buildings. Another lively area with a band playing in one area. The clock was completed in 1410, and is the oldest working clock in the world.
We depart in the am for ...
... in the sauna, I took the plunge and went for a swim...and when I say plunge I mean plunge...it was FREEZING!!! After a 10 minute swim, the only option was to warm up again in the sauna, where we met other fellow backpackers who were telling us all about what to do and see whilst we're here in the city. Tonight we are heading down to the bar with the doormates for a few drinks, before getting a fairly early night ready for a busy day of exploring ...
... Because it is a cathedral it has the typical cross structure and beautiful stain glass windows. The problem with cathedrals is once you've seen one, you've pretty much seen them all. Cory explained some of the architecture to me so that was interesting. This cathedral had a confessional, I've never seen one before. We tried getting photos in front of it but there were too many tourists, as it was a Saturday. Following the cathedral we toured ...
... public transport system proved a winner. The trams are very modern and the underground Metro runs about every 2 minutes and is clear and quiet. A 90 minute ticket on all forms of transport for as many trips as you like costs about AUD$1.50 and a 24 hour ticket costs about AUD$5.
The food is much as you would expect a colder climate country to produce - heavy on beef, pork, chicken and duck dishes in rich sauces. There is also a strong ...
... vibe' around the streets.
We found an interesting mode of transport for the last 200m home from the Square: a 7-seater round bicycle! All of us pedaling, all facing the centre of the circle (so some of us had our backs to the direction of travel) and one poor man trying to steer our way through the hooting and cheering crowds. What a laugh!
The evening finished with a toast to our time together over a bottle of ...