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Jul 6, 2008 - Vienna by night via the U-Bahn

Arrived in Vienna via Heathrow London . . . . Staying at the Vienna Delta within walking distance of the local metro - the U-bahn. We're out on our evening walk along the plaza, checking out the shops, cafes, and restaurants. Did we get lost on the metro despite GPS? Or do we have a wee glitch to work out? GPS rocks! Really! Nice meeting our 'friend' who stuck with us for a while on the U-Bahn so we could get our bearings. And now we're off . . . Walking the pedestrian plaza at night in the wonderful evening air. . . Looking inside St....

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Our European Summer

Jul 6, 2008 - Mozart Chocolate Pure 87 with 87% cocoa-macerate, and precious cocoa-distillate for the bar and creative cooking.

That Mozart, he sure left a legacy here - and Randall found it, 87% pure. Do you knock it back, sip it, or pour it over ice cream? Gee, there were about 5 kinds to choose from. Yeah, sitting beside the checkout counter in the 'grocery' store ... who can compete with that? Chocolate martinis anyone? After dinner in the plaza, we started our trek about town . .. Staying at the Vienna Delta within walking distance of the local metro - the U-bahn. We're out on our evening walk along the plaza, checking out the shops, cafes, and restaurants....

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Our European Summer

Jun 30, 2008 - Vienna - Back Home!

After 31 accomodations 4 nights on boats 2 swag nights 16 flights 77 h and app. 6500 km in rental cars 45 h on various buses 20 h on various boats 4 car/bus accidents/break-downs 85 h hiking/walking 10 national parks 17 dives 4 snorkels 1 surf lesson 208 beers 43 bottles of wine 5 bottles of bubbly 10 cocktails 100s of all kinds of ocean animals 100s of birds a gazillion cattle and sheep and tons of impressions, thoughts, pictures .... .... we are really back - in one piece, without any lost luggage, never been robbed either...

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Jun 10, 2008 - Vienna, Austria

We've made a quick stopover in Vienna before heading back into Eastern Europe. This city is made of huge impressive old buildings. Unfortunately we couldn't see all of them as some of the main ones were covered by an area they closed off for the Euro Cup 2008. Switzerland and Austria are co-hosting the event, which means a lot of visitors have come into these countries. Although this is great for those visitors, for us it meant crowds, inabiity to see some sights and inflated prices.

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Jun 8, 2008 - Vienna, Austria

Arrived on vienna today, itzs a very beautiful country. We spent the day looking around the city. There was a lot of madness going on as Austria was hosting the EUFO 2008 soccor tournament so there were 110.000 people in the city. It was an awesome atmosphere but thousands of drunks singing and dancing. We were lucky enough to get into the church were the Vienna boys coiur sung. Also we went out to a famous shannps museam the fisher family and tried all these scnapps. We were only supposed to try three but of course steve tried about 10, I...

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Jun 6, 2008 - Vienna

Wow, I love Vienna. It is really crazy around here right now, because the European cup starts tomorrow. Jackie is probably the only one that knew that. Everyone is walking around with red and white afro wigs and face paint. I am bummed that I will be leaving for Budapest in the morning. This would be a really fun place to watch some of the games. The weather was absolutely perfect today, so I covered a lot of ground. I took pictures of some cool buildings and bought a new book. I also found a drug store and bought some multi- vitamins to...

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May 26, 2008 - Venice to Vienna

another amazing highlight on this trip was visiting venice. it was beautiful, we went and visited the lace makers and glass makers - which were pretty cool, especially when the glass makers turned a blob into a horse in a matter of seconds. we went on the gondola boat ride, cracked open a bottle of bubblz and chilled out. it was sooo relaxing and kinda romantic (damn you rob for not being there!). i have to take back what i said on the first night about our tour manager, he's actually a really awesome guy :) I've made a whole bunch of...

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May 26, 2008 - Vienna

We arrived in Vienna's Westbahnhof train station around 9am (about 1 hour behind schedule) and deposited our bags in a locker. But then we discovered the guide book chapter on Vienna was in a bag in the locker so we had to re-open it and pay another 2.50 euro (rats!). We purchased a 24hr metro pass and took the train to the city. Once we got there we did a circuit of the centre on a circle tram, very much like Melbourne's Circle Tram except it wasn't free. Vienna is a very picturesque city and reminds us in many ways of Melbourne with its...

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May 25, 2008 - Our last day in Italy

We checked out of the hotel and left our bags at reception and walked back to St Mark's Square which was even more crowded with a big parade of war veterans taking place. So we headed back to a quiet square for coffee. Locals were reading the Sunday papers, bells of nearby churches, and one behind us, were ringing, families had brought their kids ride-on toys down for them to play in the square, two gondoliers were touting for business on the canal behind us. It was great way to spend a Sunday morning and our last day in Venice and Italy....

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May 10, 2008 - Vienna, Austria

I had another long layover on my way back home, this time in Vienna. i stayed at the airport hotel and took the train into the city for the afternoon. The airport hotel was a great option. I had a superior business room for about $130, and included free mints! Having been to Vienna before (for the 2005 World Championships) there was no pressure to be a tourist. I went and saw the exhibit 'Bodies' which was phenominal (http://www.bodiesvienna.at/la2/main.php). After that I just wandered around people watching. Here are some of the results.

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Apr 30, 2008 - Austria - Vienna

We nearly didn’t make it to Vienna after almost missing our flight from Cairo. We know that you must be at the airport two hours before departure for an international flight but sometimes things don’t go to plan. For us it was a ‘quick’ stop at the post office – that took 50 minutes, peak hour traffic in Cairo; which is every hour, and a horrific car smash just near the airport that slowed traffic down to a crawl. As has happened before, we found ourselves literally running through the airport to check in, only to be told that the flight...

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The Arnash Adventure

Apr 10, 2008 - Wien - Abschied im Frühling

Es ist schon ein bissl exzentrisch, diese Reise in einer Zeit zu beginnen, in der in und rund um Wien alles blüht. Da es aber diesmal unbedingt zuerst Nepal sein soll, sind eben April und Mai die beste Zeit. Immerhin hat der Frühling in Wien heuer schon im Spätwinter begonnen und wir haben ihn sehr genossen: im Maurer Wald, am Eichkogel, in Seebenstein und vor allem am Heferlberg, einer Rückfallkuppe des Anninger, die Lilo vor etlichen Jahren entdeckt hat. Aus Gründen, die wir nicht durchschauen, wächst hier in unmittelbarer Nähe der...

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