We saw the castle on the hill in Bratislava, Slovakia, walked around the old city, where we had a nice lunch in an outdoor restaurant. I had goulash, which I still hadn't eaten on this trip, despite where I've traveled. We only spent a few hours in Slovakia and then went back to Austria.
Okay, I'm not really in Hungary. I'm sitting by the pool at my parents' house in Phoenix, and I've been home from Europe for over two weeks. I thought I'd send one last letter to wrap up what went on for the last week of my trip. Hungary was a last minute addition to my… Continue reading Letter from … Hungary?
After breakfast we checked out of the hotel and took the streetcar back to Westbahnhof. We arrived just in time for one of the hourly IC trains to Salzburg. The scenery from the train (when I've gotten to look up from this book) has been wonderful. It is however a very hot day in Austria… Continue reading Vienna, Austria
I haven't written anything down for about four days now, so I have some catching up to do. I am westbound on IC train 566 from Vienna to Salzburg. (Actually at St. Pölters Hbf.) These IC trains are not nearly as nice as the EC trains like the one we rode on Friday. The woman… Continue reading Journal Update
The woman hostess at the hotel-pension sold us farecards for the Vienna subway-bus-streetcar network (nice, because we were a little puzzled about how to buy them the night before) and we did a one-day exploration of Vienna -- a lot of footwork but very fun. We took a lot of pictures and did a lot… Continue reading Spending a Saturday exploring tourist attractions in Vienna
When we arrived in Vienna we made a bee-line for the hotel reservation desk, only to have it occur to us that we had zero schillings. So Kirsten held a place in line and watched our bags while I ran upstairs to an ATM. I came back to find Kirsten had not moved at all… Continue reading Arriving in Vienna with neither hotel reservation nor money
Friday morning we actually, really, truly, honestly got up at 6 a.m. We checked out of the hotel and took the RER and Metro to Gare de l'Est. We had our Eurail passes validated and found out we were too late to make reservations, which we tried to do on Thursday, but when we went… Continue reading First use of our Eurail passes, Paris to Vienna in one day