Happy Birthday Mum from Vienna!
Trip Start Dec 26, 2005
289Trip End Jan 25, 2009
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Well Vienna is an absolutely stunning city and I'm so glad I've had an opportunity to visit. I feel kind of priviledged to have been able to immerse myself in such beauty. Even though I've got a good feeling for the city, you need money to do it justice... probably around the $200 a day mark. My budget hasn't given me the opportunity to do the many tours on offer and I've yet to visit the orchestra, Vienna boys choir and opera (not that I'm interested in the latter). But everwhere you go, you are immersed in the classic music of Mozart etc
The Strawberry hostel has been simply fantastic and great value. It is in such a great location, close to the main station and main street. Getting around is also a sinch with a great U-bahn. Last night I had the room to myself which was very much needed, for I haven't had my own space since leaving Perth. Given that I'm way over budget for the year, I am very much limiting my expenditure now and have no alternative but to do it on the cheap. The hostel has large rooms, own ensuites, all facilities and the friendliest staff. Why stay in an expensive hotel when you can stay here?
Friday night was awesome
Getting back to the hostel was bliss and I fell asleep very quickly but couldn't really sleep. Kept getting disrupted by phone calls from the front desk to see if the other girl had left the room.
During my stay I've managed to visit many of the famous buildings here in Vienna. Hope you enjoy the pics.
Tonight I will be catching an overnight train to Rome. It takes about 14 hours and I have booked another 4 bed compartment at a cost of 35 euros. I depart Vienna at 19:35 and get into Rome at 9am. I have no accommodation booked... I've given up on Hostelworld and will simply rock up and go to the room booking service at the train station. I don't know what to expect of Rome - when 20, I only spent 1 day here because I hated it. Might have a different perspective this time. I can't wait to see the Vatican and immerse myself in the Italian food and... wine?