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Sep 6, 2004 - A Day of Music and Opera

I got into Vienna at 6:30 in the morning, so I took my time getting to my hostel because I knew I wouldn't be able to check in right away. When I got there, I was able to leave my bags in a locked room and then I went out for breakfast and walked around. Somehow, in Venice, I managed to get somewhere between 35 and 50 mosquito bites. I have 19 on my left arm and hand, below my elbow. It itches more than anything I can imagine. I look like I have some odd disease. I finally figured out that to get something for them, I had to go to the...

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Sep 4, 2004 - Wein, how did I get here

Yes back in Wein. Tossed the coin to go left or right and ended up at a Hydrofoil place that took me back to Wein via Bratslavia up the Damube River. Just wait to see the pics. Talked to Steve Arthur and will meet him in Milan over the next couple of days

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Jul 31, 2004 - Vienna, Austria

Before anything else let me say that I might not be a good judge of Vienna. During the last few hundred years Austria played an important and often not positive role in Hungarian history and I had a very hard time finding entrusiasm towards Vienna (I had to insist on it being included in our itinerary - Michelle). We arrived to the South Railways Station of Vienna. First we wanted to take care of the tickets getting out of there. To be brief, one of their hands does not know what the other does, but eventually we got the tickets (We were...

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Jul 22, 2004 - Vienna

We arrived at 6am this morning after an interesting ride on the train. It was very hot and humid as we were leaving Venice to find that our air conditioning in our car did not work. So we went and sat in a normal train car with seats in them until we got far enough away from the humidity and late enough into the night for the temperature to drop to go to sleep. We met a really cool girl from Vancouver Washington named Jenny on the train and she hung out with us for a while here in Vienna until she caught her train up to Prague. We are going...

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Lost in Europe

Jul 8, 2004 - Vienna for the weekend!

today we had class and took off for vienna. we are staying at a dingy little shoebox style place. we had dinner in the grinzing district which prides itself on making its own wines and traditional german style dinners. lots of strange meats and dumplings, wierd! But strangely tasty. I toured the Hapsburg Residence Appartments, the kaiser Elisabeth museum and the museum with furnishings. It was so interesting, that Elisabeth is a crazy one. . . could it be the name? We went to a film festival at the Rathous -- yes rat-house. But that is...

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Jun 12, 2004 - Home of the Hapsburgs

We┬┤re in Vienna now, home of the last significant ruling family of Europe called the Hapsburgs. This is a very livable city, with a lively old-quarter in the center where people meander along the ped-only streets. Beyond all the inner-city sights, we visited the summer palace of the Hapsburgs, a grand place similar to Versailles in France, which boasts more than 1400 rooms! The Hapsburgs ruled Europe for more than 600 years, right up until WWI.

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May 31, 2004 - Vienna...day 2

So, We have moved from prague and are now in the lovely town of Vienna, Austria. My final impression of Prague (this is only my own impression, I think Jared disagrees with me) was that Prague was very pretty but I was glad to leave. I thought that the town got old pretty quickly and I was definitely annoyed with the millions of tourists that were there (I know, we were part of the problem as well). The last memory of Prague that I will have is waking up at 5:15 to get to the 6:30 train, and missing the train because they decided to close...

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Apr 14, 2004 - Vienna

We left Krakow early in the morning and journeyed down through southern Poland, through the beautiful Czech countryside and arrived in Vienna at around 5pm. For some reason, the Austrian border guard had lots of questions to ask me - it must have been my turn to look dodgy. We found our hostel (another 8 person room - joy!) and we headed out for dinner. We knew exactly where we wanted to go as a former colleague of Toy's, Numata-san, moved to Vienna with his family so that his son could study music there. They opened a little Japanese...

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Apr 12, 2004 - Venice/Vienna

Today wasn't terribly eventful as we spent most of it on the bus. Left Italy and headed to Austria and the Germanic countries, so meat was in abundance...tough break for the vegetarians. Got to Vienna about 4:30 and checked into our hotel. This is usually the nicest hotel on the tour but we had been upgraded in Rome. Still, the hotel was good, despite the soft pillows. I watched a movie in German (not as difficult as you might think if you've seen it previously) and got ready for dinner in Vienna. We headed into town and had a quick drive...

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Colin's World Tour

Sep 11, 2002 - Austria/Slovakia - Vienna/Bratislava

Day 42 Wednesday 11 September Slovakia - Bratislava One year since that day. The infamous September the Eleventh. I can remember exactly what I was doing and when Mary came over and said have you heard the news. then we all dashed into the kitchen to watch the TV - anyway today. Up early Got up at 7.30 cos needed to pack my bag, have shower and breakfast and get into town before 10 - to see the horses. I put my bag in storage then got U Bahn Lipizzaner Horses did a final typically Vienese thing before leaving the city - I went to the...

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Sep 9, 2002 - Austria - Vienna

Day 40 Monday 9 September Austria - Vienna / Wien A very busy day, felt very very tired when I got up, went down for breakfast and didnt leave hotel till 10.30, watched the start of 007 The World is Not Enough. U-Bahn Into town via the subway clearly labelled and very easy to understand. This country is so much better organised than the Czech Republic. I got overground and soon found tourist tourist info i and they were helpful. I may visit the Danube tomorrow. There was also a walk today at 2. I asked about Vienna card but its 15 euros...

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