Travel Blogs from Vienna
Write off. I spent the day in bed a coughing, sinusey mess.
Mum ventured out this morning and got a hair cut. The hairdresser spoke no English and was a nervous wreck relying on hand signals to get it done. Mum finally had someone come in who spoke English and translated to the hairdresser, It's okay worst case it will grow back. She then …
We took it easy this morning, I was feeling like **** still and so we slowly prepared ourselves for the trip to Vienna. After 10 minutes, I felt the need to lie down again. We eventually made it to the train.
We didn't have to reserve a seat so found ourselves somewhere unfortunately it required us to move when we didn’t notice the …
... to be massive, there is so much space everywhere. The main streets are incredibly wide and there are parks everywhere (almost half of the city is made up of parks!) Vienna seems like a wonderful place to live, with great shopping and a beautiful city centre, but as a tourist destination it's just a lot of shops, museums and parks (which isn't great on a rainy day and a tight budget!) We are both happy that we stopped here, but are ready to move on. Budapest is ...
... best named stores. We also saw a former University building which has a large copper dome.
In the afternoon we started packing.
After Happy Hour we had a Captain's reception and a Gala Dinner where all the staff were all introduced to ...
... a former owner, in 1548, had erected a mansion called Katterburg. The emperor loaded the are with game and fish and built fencing to create a private hunting ground. A perfect spot because of the artesian well in the area. The name Schönbrunn (meaning "beautiful spring"), has its roots in this artesian water that was loved by the court. Eleonora Gonzaga, who loved hunting, spent much time there and was bequeathed the area as her widow's residence after the death of ...
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