16.07.2012 - 19.07.2012 26 °C
16 July- Budapest continued....
In the evening Cara and I switched to hotel accommodation (score!) to join the 10day Democracy Road trip operated by Topdeck. We were joining the ‘Discover Europe” trip on day 17 of their journey. In hindsight I wouldn’t do this again (joining another tour half way through) as everyone on the bus had already formed their groups and friendships. It seemed much more isolating then the Busabout ones. Plus, because it was the hotel style trip, it attracted more couples that tended to stick with themselves anyway. Lucky I had a travel buddy with me too.
By the 18th July, we finally left Hungry and headed to Vienna, Austria.
Vienna – the home of Redbull and Weiner schnitzel, but certainly not Kangaroos.
After we got dropped off OUTSIDE of the provided map, Cara and I spent part of the morning getting lost and trying to navigate the Austrian metro system. As we found out, a lot less people speak English here so a lot of pointing and one worded sentences ensued. Haha
We managed to successfully make our way back into town. We were so happy with ourselves when we made it back to Karlsplatz station, that we took a photo to prove it!
Vienna is undoubtedly also the home of classical music - Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Strauss have all had their compositions proudly premiered here. We had the opportunity to put on dresses and some makeup and see a traditional Viennese Chamber Orchestra play a concert in one of the palaces, but not before we indulged in a 3 course dinner complete with wine and waiters. This was such a novelty after the last however long eating street food. How cultured.
(ps I am so incredibly tanned!)
I needed a lot more time in Vienna to really enjoy it.