Smurf Midgets and Blow in Vienna
Trip Start Apr 20, 2011
44Trip End Jul 21, 2011
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The next day we returned to the city for the first time for a full day. I had researched online the best the best place to get wiener schnitzel and apple strudel and we planned to hit up these spots at some point in the day. Vienna is a very nice city, but it’s kind of posh. There are a lot of high end museums and overpriced opera shows which we didn’t bother to visit. I’m sure for some people it would be nice, but it’s just not our style to spend hundreds of dollars in each city on museums etc. We noticed there were a lot of French and British tourists
We continued down the street and somehow stumbled into a conversation about smurf midgets, nothing derogatory to smurfs or midgets, we were just being silly and talking
We then found the restaurant with the supposedly best weiner schnitzel in Vienna, it is a famous place and reminded me of Schwartz’s. It was very small, maybe 10 tables, and there are often line ups. Luckily we were there at lunch and were seated right away, right by the window no less. We both ordered the schnitzel, and when it came it was GIGANTIC! Like really really big. It was bigger than a large standard plate! The taste was nothing to die for, but it was quite good, I can almost say the schnitzel I had the night before at a small no-name diner was better in taste, but it was the size that probably makes this place famous.
Lilly was bent on finding an Austrian porcelain doll to ship to her Nana in Laval from Austria but we had no luck thus far, stores were closing and we were beginning to face the fact that we would not find one. We made our way to the “permanent carnival” Prater Square north of the city square which is home to the giant Ferris wheel
We were ready to go home, but I was bent on finding the “best” apple strudel place I had searched on the internet. We found it, called café Diglas and let me say it catered to a very high class crowd. Everyone inside looked very “proper” and there was a piano player serenading the patrons. I was surprised they even seated us, we ordered our 10 euro apple strudel and ice hot chocolate. It was not as good as I had expected. The bathrooms were cool though, Lilly went to go pee, and she said it was clear glass stalls, she was like “oh shit, people are going to see me peeing when they come into the bathroom, but... oh well” but when you lock the doors the glass frosts over! Pretty crazy! On our way out we saw an overly happy looking businessman chilling on the terrace. We now have a running joke that rich people in Vienna like to do lots of blow and come to café Diglas! Hahaha, anyways off to Poland tomorrow, it will be nice to hear another language for a change.