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Travel Blogs from Lower Austria
... wouldn't have bothered returning. Not that there is anything wrong with Vienna, but there are other new places I would have put before coming back. I'm so glad PJ included Vienna on their tour though, dictating my return! Similarly to following in mum's footsteps in Bergamo, one of my favourite things about this trip to Vienna was refollowing our footsteps from almost 10 years ago. Revisiting and rediscovering old memories, as well as making new ones.
It's strange that ...
... to be shown into a beautiful pink, green and white marble lined room, with a huge chandelier. The orchestra - 2 ladies in pink off the shoulder traditional gowns, and about 8 gentlemen in tails played a program of Mozart for the first half, and Strauss for the second. The lead violinist was playing a Stradivarius violin from 1732. As well as music we had some opera - a female soloist in ...
As we were only staying a few stops from Prater we decided that our first activity on Friday was to go on the famous Big Wheel in Vienna. Well, after taking tea on our balcony anyway. The wheel has been turning for well over a century, but it still is a real symbol of Vienna, made famous by the film The Third Man. High above Vienna you really get to appreciate the size of the city, which surprised Slug. Deciding not to linger for too long ...
... Presley but the one thing all true musicians are trying to do is entertain a crowd, no musician will ever get up on stage and try and put in a bad performance to **** off the audience...so I don't understand why some 'fans' feel the need to stand 2ft away from the stage hurling abuse at a group of people who were sweating blood to give you a good time. Jealous? Insecure? Who knows, but please whenever you're next at a live gig and maybe the music's not quite for ...
... then caught a tram into the city. We bought tickets for hop on hop off bus and started on our first trip of the city stopping off at Stephansdom. We visited it last time we were in Vienna but it still gave us both goosebumps when we went inside. Amazing cathedral! Kathy and John were able to pick up their Austrian SIM cards then Graham and Christine found the shop that they were looking for to buy a cuckoo clock. It should be in NZ a couple of weeks before we get home. ...
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