Travel Blogs from Mauerbach
... walking through it and seeing all of the Viennese Culture on display. Luckily, it was not crowded at the time we went through.
After stopping in a few other souvenir stores, we made our back home for a quick nap.
Once we were rested, we made our way back out to see a little bit of Vienna in the nighttime. We walked around the Stephansdom area and had a couple of beers together ...
... I thought I was in Switzerland, really bizarre.
Cuevos de los Manos
When we waved goodbye to Christmas (hurrah!) and Bariloche heading for El Chalten, we had 2 days of driving in front of us, with a break to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cuevos de Los Manos, so named due to the hundreds of paintings of hands, as well as depictions of human beings, guanaco, rhea, other animals, the sun, moon and hunting scenes the indigenous inhabitants made some 9,000 ...
... so it was manageable.
Today I took the U-Bahn to MuseumsQuartier - the large museum/cultural square in Vienna, and visited the Naturhistorisches Museum (Museum of Natural History) as well as the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Historical art/culture museum). Each one was easily about 3 times the size of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, and each had 3-4 exhibits consisting of 8-12 halls each! Needless to say, I ...
... just left hanging down. We wondered if their "do" was determined by what they were practicing or maybe their rank.
Lunch was the long awaited Wiener schnitzel. I always thought that it was a German specialty--but found out that Austria lays claim to it. It didn't disappoint; and for dessert we had the famous Sachar Torte (chocolate layer cake with a thin apricot (I think) filling.
After lunch we rode the subway to the Farmer's Market and met the Chef there. Only ...
... Another one was yet again closed. I'll take my chances at the airport.
Back by 1000 for a quick shower. I was uploading pix when the world's worst housekeeper wanted to clean the room so I vacated by 1045 to the garden table to make some notes about the Czech Republic and Slovakia from my guide book since the lighting was bad to consider the start of a round of deletions.
The Czech Republic took me an hour, probably in part to some reminiscing as I went. Light ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center