Trip Start Jul 31, 2007
30Trip End Sep 05, 2007
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Anyway, we hopped on the metro system, which happens to be very well labelled unlike Budapest, and into the main part of town. We took the tip from the guides and jumped on tram 2, which goes on a loop around the centre, very good idea actually as it takes you past a lot of the impressive buildings and sights and gives you a good orientation of what is where in the city. My impressions of Vienna at this point were very favourable: it is super clean, seems very easy to get around with the metro and tram system, and has some truely magnificent buildings and statues. I liked it a lot more than I had expected I would. After taking a loop around, we hopped off near the city hall spying something going down, which was the Film Festival, which has actually been running all through the summer, and basically just seems to be a re-screening of some classic operas and musicals. There were also a variety of exceedingly tasty food stands around the place, where Danny annoyingly bought what looked like a really tasty tortilla wrap, and I could only watch on as he enjoyed it: the food was actually quite expensive and not in my meagre budget, dammit.
Anyway, after watching Danny scoff the lot we headed off towards Museumquartier, where, yep, you guessed it, a lot of the museums are located. The buildings around this part of town are so immense, I couldn't even fit them into one shot on my camera. Vienna is a great place to just wander around in the summer, taking in the buildings and parks on offer. So that's what I did for the rest of the afternoon and into the early evening as the weather was just perfect. A great day.