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... to my destination. This particular train I was on this morning had wifi and outlets! After 2.5 hours I made it to Vienna and thankfully it was not raining here. I was able to pick up some groceries before checking into my hostel to save money later. My first plan of action was to visit one of Vienna's markets; this one was a good representation of Eastern Europe. The walk was about 45 minutes or so and as soon as ...
... offer us surprises and today's was an aerobics class, sponsored by Reebok across the street from the Parliament buildings. 50 young, mostly fit woman jumping around to loud pop music!
We went past the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Prater park, the church dedicated to St Francis Assisi and the modern office and apartment buildings being built across the river. A sharp contrast to the old town. Vienna prides itself on its parklands and much of ...
... to the ship later in the afternoon). We strolled through the cobblestone streets and alleys. There are many, many gorgeous buildings, we were overwhelmed. We visited St Michael's Church and St Stephen's Cathedral. Wow! Wow! Wow! No words or pictures can adequately describe the interior of theses churches. As I stood in the centre of the transept, I was transported to Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth and ...
... deciduous. But we could still appreciate it and understand how magnificent it would be in spring or summer. We found Palmenhaus Schonbrunn (the greenhouse) which were huge and built in 1882. It is among the largest botanical exhibits of its kind in the world with around 4,500 plant species. The gardens surrounding it was filled with topiaries which were all different sizes and fortunately still green!
We walked past the zoo and could ...
... by the church and we had a quick look, before exploring - we visited St. Peter's and stopped for a moment as a service was just beginning. Admired the Christmas decorations and the headed through the palace to another much bigger market. Same stuff though. Near our hotel we stopped at a restaurant for dinner, and as we were in Vienna (Wien) decided on the the obligatory Wiener schnitzel. Turned out to be a plate with schnitzel - nothing else. Hardly a balanced meal, so we had a beer ...
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