Hotel Lenas Donau
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... in the park next to the Mozart statute in Burgarten, which provided some great lunch time people-watching, and then it was time to move house and check in at Hotel Mozart, the joining hotel of our group tour. A walk in our new neighbourhood, along the canal and through the local garden, complete with it's own flak towers from World War II, lead us happily to a cafe where we passed some time sipping a beer and watching life.
After meeting ...
... this whole tipping business in Austria. Online there were varying opinions: some Austrians believe it is included, and to add extra you are just wasting your money. Others believe that tipping is part of the waitstaff's pay, so you should tip. The "rounding up" as Rick Steves promotes, should probably be "rounding up" plus a little more to make it 10%. So that is probably our new policy.
Tomorrow: No agenda, just exploring Vienna.
... on most days of the week. Each Saturday, the it expands by leaps and bounds with an eruption of peddlers. This is the Naschmarkt's Flohmarkt, or in English, flea market.
The seemingly endless collection of antique tchotchkes, porcelains, books, and an odd abundance of Victrolas was fun to look through. And bargaining in German, it turns out, is easier ...
... considering they were considered original at one point. I can’t confirm or deny how good it is though.
We went back to the hotel to relax briefly before dinner. It was a small group that went for dinner at a nearby restaurant called Zum Reznicek. I had a really nice veal dish that was served with spinach sauce. From what I gathered the veal was boiled with vegetables. After dinner, we once again went to bed, after burning through a bit more ...
... drinks at. Later we set out on a hunt for a restaurant to eat dinner at. We found one close to our apartment called Stex. We did it! WE FOUND THE BEST CLUB SANDWICHES EVER!!! Oh my goodness words can't even describe! Perfection on a plate. For mains I got chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes while Darcy got the most amazing steak with garlic sauce. On our way home we walked past this tiny bar playing electro swing music, it was so cool! So ...