Vienna coffee anyone?

Trip Start Apr 10, 2010
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Trip End Apr 10, 2011


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Flag of Austria  , Vienna,
Monday, August 9, 2010

Well it rained hard overnight which left us pessimistic about the survival of the domestic rodents in the bushes. Fortunately for us though, blue sky was peeling over us and we were all pumped for visiting Vienna!

We decided to catch the train into the city and was mesmerized by the quality of the trains. They even provided magazines. In Australia, people would take the magazines, set them on fire, burn the seats, then write 'Wazza was here' by scratching the window with a 50c coin. None of that in Austria though. Only class.

The city is very ornate and flat, reminding us straight away of Paris. But really really tidy, so clean we couldn’t believe it. We walked around with our necks cranked painfully from looking up at the wonderful architecture and monuments.
We had coffees. The menu didn’t expressly say that they served a ‘Vienna’ as we know it. But the espresso was sublime!
Jena had planned an awesome walking route which would allow us to see all the best landmarks. So we walked right around the old town ring, that’s some leg corking action! But some of those churches and museum buildings were unbelievable. We thought it might be similar to Prague, but it didn’t have the same old-school medieval vibe. If anything; it is like Paris, without the urine everywhere.

Sadly, we now haunt the border of Slovakia. Saying farewell to Austria, which is our last German speaking country. The German language was perhaps the only language we had half a chance of understanding. All that awaits us now is gibberish. Hooray!
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