Travel Blogs from Vienna
Capital 1.7 million people
This morning Max and I decided not to set alarms and to sleep in. The church across from our hotel however, didn't like this idea and played some crazy bells at 7am. After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, we decided to venture to Schönbrunn Palace and spend most of the day there and in its gardens. We bought our tickets online prior to …
In Vienna, we had no trouble reaching our apartment, settled in, then did a quick recce of the neighbourhood and some expensive grocery shopping. We are staying within the Ringstrasse, which is a ring road encircling a lot of the beautiful old town, palaces and museums. Hopefully we can walk most places, even though tomorrow's forecast is 27deg. ...
... to the charm and allure of the first District are the many streets closed to vehicular traffic which results in great open public spaces to grab a drink and a bite to eat on a patio, or just loiter around one of the many fountains or squares. It also has all the btrand name stores your heart (but not wallet) desires (I saw a nice Rolex for 19,000 euro - hard to justify even if I did have the money!). This ...
At last, I have 10 minutes before heading out my dorm again.
I arrived early morning on Sept 4th, awaited by glorious Vienna. Considering that I had 12 hours to sort out my housing, city registration, rent, student cards, transportation passes, phone cards, etc. - my buddy and I were sort of on a time crunch. Here in Vienna, the hours are quite strange. For example, the city registry and student offices are closed at 1pm. ...
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