Strandhotel Alte Donau
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... So many wheels in a cog,
Not fancy ones, but 1gear, ordinary, old
Few helmets, people in suits,
And students of the university
which has been open since 1365
All riding on unassuming bikes
And lone girls with little lights
All without a care
In the middle of the night
And bikes parked, not stolen, in bike parks,
Pay the money, pick up a bike, ride to the next park and leave ...
... waited for the next day.
Weather is great, sunny and warm. We had a nice breakfast downstairs. They have a very extensive selection with cereals, breads, yogurt, cold meats, fruit, eggs and ham. Oh yeah and coffee...and juice. Off we go to explore Vienna with full tummies.
We are going up to Schonbrunn Palace for our first trip of the day. This will be our first palace. They only show 40 of the 1441 rooms that are there, but we should get a ...
After the drama of last night, we decided to have a bit of van driving practice and went to visit the Schonnbrunn Palace. Unfortunately, there was nowhere to park so we ended up driving in circles a few times and then went home!
So... that was my first (and very eventful week). Tomorrow (12th) we have our first show on our own with no one to hold our hand! Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly!
... a fantastic night and agreed to meet for breakfast today before I left Vienna. Today morning I spend a very pleasant time with Mario, grabbing breakfast at the hostel and chatting with a few thee travellers. And as it is always the case, "todo tiene su final" and it was time for me to take off, to my next destination. We went to Westbanhof where took the train that would take me to Budapest to connect further to Arad. In short, I was ...
... No strudel after 10 AM. Dusty mirrors. Old photographs. Ornate wood accents around the original tables and booths. I found Erin enjoying her cutest tea service, pinkies up!
The palace is adorned with approximately 10 zillion tons of gold leaf, more or less. Curly cues and flowers. Gold gold gold. My teeth hurt after visiting two rooms. There are noble family portraits in each tall-ceilinged chamber.
Fun fact: The only woman ruler from ...