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The first full day we visited the Schönbrunn Palace, the imperial residence of the Habsburg dynasty and dating back as early as 1548. It has an unbelievable 1,441 rooms, all elaborately decorated.
The second day we lead ourselves around the city's most notable historic buildings. Needless to say it took all day! Everywhere you look there is another architectural masterpiece and all on such grand scales!
As our walking tour took so long, we decided to spend another night in Vienna before heading to Budapest in Hungary. We couldn't stay at our current hostel as they were fully booked but managed to find one just around the corner. It turne out to be an apartment... which was almost as big as our one in Auckland! We even splurged and paid for our laundry to be washed. It was like Christmas morning when I picked up our machine washed and dried clothes - pure luxury!
Time for our last Austrian train, this time heading west to Budapest. As an aside, while waiting on the platform for our train to arrive, we saw a very well dressed women wearing a small front pack with... wait for it... the smallest dog you have ever seen sitting inside it! While we'll have to change euros to forint, its so great not having to bother with passport control!