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Sep 11, 2008 - guten tag from Vienna

So I'm here. I got this morning and went to the bookstore and stocked up then took a car from the hotel to the train station. I booked a car instead of just using a taxi because I was out of forints (extra wine tickets from the night before) and I could use my credit card for the car. Very nice guy, took my bag in for me, told me how to figure out the track. I'm glad I have travelled enough to figure out that just because Vienna wasn't posted didn't mean that the Munich train wasn't the one I wanted. So, a nice three hour train ride and I...

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Central Europe 2008

Sep 8, 2008 - Monday - Mozart & Wine Village

Continued on to Salzburg (Mozart’s birth place) and the city of the “Sound of Music”. Visited a couple of the film sites and went past Mozart’s birth place. I don’t think the Salzburgian’s remember that they drove Mozart away...... Arrived in Vienna and that night headed to the hill’s, two thirds of Vienna is surrounded by forested hills with lots of walking tracks and viewpoints. We then visited a Wine Village having a traditional meal, new wine, singing and dancing. A great night out.

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Aug 22, 2008 - Vienna, Austria

We booked an overnight sleeper train from Venice to Vienna…not cool…we got split up into different carriages and it was too noisy and bumpy to get any decent sleep…and there were no showers – so we weren’t exactly ‘primed’ for our first day in Vienna. Meanwhile R&K were living it up in a wicked ‘suite’ at the Marriott, so we spent a little bit there to refresh before setting off to see the sights (thankfully in a lot cooler temps than France & Italy). We visited many old buildings and churches including the big daddy: St Stephan’s...

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Aug 17, 2008 - Across the Atlantic

My flight on Austrian Airlines to Vienna didn’t leave until 1800 hour tonight so I had a leisurely morning and late checkout at the airport motel. I had one of those “be careful what you pray for” experiences on the outbound flight. I had an aisle seat reserved in the economy section and asked for a change to an emergency exit row where I would have more legroom. My wish was granted but when I took my seat I discovered that two other big strapping guys were beside me in the row. We fought politely but viciously for elbow space during the...

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Aug 2, 2008 - Vienna

Well, we made it to Vienna after a grueling flight. We sacrificed our happiness for the good of the aircraft and accepted the upgrade to business class (there is no first class on Austrian Airlines so technically it was the highest class on the plane). We heroically survived a five course meal, a massage chair that flattened into a bed, and only prosecco and red wine to imbibe. We took pictures to document our heroism. It looks as though we will have to slum it to Moscow. The Vienna airport is nice and has all the amenities anyone could...

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Jul 7, 2008 - Vienna - what a place! Kuss die Hand, Gna Frau! Servus! und a herzliches Grub Gott in Wien!

Now, I know how Torrie and Carey felt when they were in Europe last summer, typing on a keyboard that isn`t congruent with ours in English. It`s quite a bit of a task when one is paying by the minute. Anyway, here we are in Venice! What an amazing place. We are taking the U-Bahn, the metro, to get around and doing the HOP On Hop Off double decker bus tours to see the city. Doubtful I`ll be able to upload pics for a while since I only have an electric adapter and not converter for my camera plug. A challenge for the flat iron, etc. Forgot...

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Our European Summer

Jul 7, 2008 - The Schonbrunn Palace; Gloriette, Maria Theresa; the Palm House, the Schonbrunn Zoo

This is one of Lidija's favorite places - a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site - the Schonbrunn Palace. With its long and at times momentous history, the imperial palace complex of Schonbrunn is one of Austria's most important cultural monuments. The whole ensemble includes the palace and its ancillary buildings, the park, fountains, statues, and the zoological garden. Owned by the ruling Habsburg dynasty since Maximillian II, the palace and its park and gardens wre transferred to the ownership of the Republic at the end of the...

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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

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

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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