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May 13, 2009 - 6 Hours in Salzburg

Vienna is my favorite city so far! I love how easy it is to get around, I love how friendly the people are, I love the coffee, and I absolutely love our hostel. Mark and I are having so much fun in Vienna. The weather has been amazing, and we are making tons of friends and getting lots of great travel tips. Our 1st night in Vienna was a gong show, we arrived checked in just time to discover it was “Happy Hour” at our hostel. Well, there is no sense of going anywhere when a stellar happy hour is in works. Yup, we were a little too eager at...

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May 12, 2009 - Prague to Vienna

Just finished my three days in Prague and was pleased to be leaving...actually we all were. After hearing rave reviews about Prague I had the biggest expectations of the city and was a little disappointed. The disappointment may have been attributed to the poor location of our hostel or the fact that no one in Prague was friendly or that we continued to be rained on. My expectations for the city were quite high - even our tour guide was raving about the city and the fact that all of his friends were jealous he was spending a few days in...

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May 12, 2009 - 8 Things We Would Do For Yummy Sushi Right Now.....

1. Sushi, Sushi......where art thou sushi? Apparently sushi isnt nearly the phenomenon in Europe as it is in Vancouver, BC. Finding quality sushi we realize is virtually impossible. Mark and I have enjoyed some pretty yummy food through out our travels but lets face it. Were sushi addicts and sometimes nothing else will cut it. Here is just a few sacrifices we would make right now if we could secure some yummy Vancouver style sushi. I would walk a hour and a half with my pack on for the sole purpose of finding a yummy sushi restaurant if I...

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May 2, 2009 - Vienna

Today we walked into the center of Vienna down Karntnerstrasse, and had some free time to explore on our own. I went inside the large St. Stephens Church, then took the metro a few stops over to Hundertwasserhaus. Designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, these apartments have a surrealist feel to them, almost Gaudi-esk. I stopped and took pictures at the incredible colorful apartments, and looked at some of his abstract paintings in the museum. I couldn't imagine what it would be like to actually live in those apartments, as thousands of...

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Ultimate Europe 2009

May 1, 2009 - Two Cities in One Day

Today we drove up to Gellert Hill, where we had gorgeous view over Buda and Pest. We stopped by the Liberation Monument (which some say looks like a can opener), then a few of us decided to skip the bus and instead walk down the hill. This turned out to be a not-so-good idea, because it took us forever to get all the way down the hill and over towards the river, and we were only given 3 and a half hours to explore the entire city We walked along the river for a while, and eventually found a cab, who took us into Pest and dropped us off in...

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Ultimate Europe 2009

Apr 2, 2009 - Vienna

Sorry it took so long for me to put these up, but for the second half of spring break i went to Vienna in Austria.I took an overnight train from florence which was really cool. It was my first overnight train and i was a little nervous, because i didnt know what it would be like, but it was really fun. I slept pritty well in my sleeper cabing and so i felt pritty good when we arrived in austria at 9. Vienna was one of my favorite places. I got to see the spanish riding school, but there were no pictures aloud :(. It was really fun for me to...

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Mar 16, 2009 - Vienna, Austria

Monday March 16 - We were up at 6:00 am and off to Vienna, Austria. The drive was scheduled for 4 hours, but took us 6. We started out 20 minutes late leaving the hotel in Prague because three people forgot to pay their phone bills. Then it snowballed from there, unscheduled stops, traffic, etc. We finally made it and went on a guided tour of the Opera House, which should have been followed by a guided tour of the Schonbrunn Summer Palace. But as we were so far behind schedule we were allowed to go through the palace, but without guides and...

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Kohlen Family

Mar 15, 2009 - Vienna, Austria

We got to Vienna without any major problems. We checked into our hostel which was so clean and was more of a hotel. It was almost a place I could see myself staying with my family. After we were settled we went into the old town section of Vienna to see if we could get into the Opera. Each night they have standing room tickets you can get after the opera's started, but by the time we got there it was almost over and all the tickets were sold out. We still got to walk around the hall so it was worth going out. We had a classy McDonald's...

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Mar 8, 2009 - munich... winter or recession

An overdue update .... after vienna I headed to Munich, Germany. Again, no idea what to expect. The train ride was gorgeous. Between Vienna and Germany there was snow everywhere. We went through Salzburg, where the Sound of Music was filmed; just imagine that movie with snow on the ground... serene. We arrived in Munich and Jimmy wanted to go straight to the Hofborhaus. The Hofborhaus is very large and well known beer hall. the tables are long and the beer steins are huge. When its crowded you usually sit down with other people, which can...

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Mar 1, 2009 - changin' it up...

So my travel buddy and I have fallen into different patterns, as he is a night owl enjoying the clubs, pubs and libations that Europe has to offer, I am the enjoying the tourist buses (yes the tourist buses), cathedrals, museums and other tourist sights. We have had a blast together even though on different schedules. We are possibly heading to Munich tomorrow and then we will be going our separate ways. It has been so great traveling with someone but I am also very excited to start a voyage on my own. I can decide where to go and when and...

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Mar 1, 2009 - Happy tourist in Vienna

I got an all day pass on 3 tour buses today. I was most excited to see one of my very favorite and very famous painting, The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. I was so excited to find that it was on display at the Belvedere Palace and museum. I must have stood in front of this magnificent work of art for about 20 minutes. I listened to the audio 3 times, the explaination made the painting so much more special to me. I also found a few new favorite painters, including Egon Schiele. He paintings exemplify his conflicted feelings about love and...

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Feb 28, 2009 - I heart Vienna!!!!

On our way to Prague we decided to stop in Vienna for a night. We checked into a beautiful hotel, Hotel Bristol. I think I may have written this before, but if not... Jimmy has a connection with his company for Starwood hotels. So we automatically get a great discount and fabulous rooms. Our room is so great here that we decided to stay for two nights and three days. Our room is the most divide room I have ever seen, or at least been allowed to sit in. We have a living room that is very elegantly decorated with tapastries and a great velvet...

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