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vienna

for schnitzel and standing opera

I had a pretty relaxing visit of Austria and the girls did most of the work if getting the city all figured out.
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Lim and Frieska studying up

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Lim, Zimming, and Jillian

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This Austrian waiter had Tina blushing in no time - the girls were convinced he must be gay - simply too good to be true otherwise!

We used the tram and our feet to get around Vienna. For a long time it was one of Europes most powerful and wealthy cities.

This is illustrated by a bewildering array of palaces, museums and churches.

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Halfway through the day, some of the busy parts of the city ground to a halt whilst this demonstration (women only) came through the city, chanting loudly and throwing eggs at every male statue that dared stand within throwing distance.
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By mid afternoon, Lim and I put aside the serious business of sight-seeing for the even more serious business of sleeping. This green park seemed a busy orchestra of snores, and we added our sleepy whistles to the chorus.

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After dinner we joined the massive queue of people waiting for standing tickets to the opera. This meant Lim and Friends to had wait for their dinner.. with predictable impacts on their moods..
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Opera by night.

The standing opera was a viscious crowd of old ladys with share glares and even sharper elbows. As interesting as the Opera was, we soon had to escape before we were shoved to death by boney oldies.

After a pretty ordinary dinner, we went looking for something more enjoyable. We found it in the form of this pizza and kebap (note the spelling?). Yum.
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Done with our whirlwind visit to Vienna, we flew back to London to get ready for our next target - Paris.

Posted by hughmadden 10:51 Archived in Austria

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