Last day in Vienna

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First thing today we went to Schoenbrunn Palace, the major tourist draw in Vienna. It's a huge palace with even bigger gardens than one could imagine, much like Versailles in Paris.

There were loads of tourists, but it's still an impressive site. Saw a polish tourist coach called Tramp on the way back to the U-bahn.

In the afternoon we had a quick look at Danube park and then walked to the Prater fun fair, which is where the big wheel is found (think it was in The Living Daylights, when Timothy Dalton was James Bond). Did some fun rides. The first one was painful though; every time we did a roll, we were thrown around like dolls inside and whacked our heads against the supports. I did the typical ride where you go flying up a tower at great velocity and then fall back down. Got 4 launches out of that, which was pretty good value.

Then for dinner we went to a restaurant around the corner from the hostel. There were several dogs running around, one of which was some kind of chihuahua creature that was coughing its guts up all the time. Poor thing, the owner said it was old and heart was failing. Anyway, fortunately its owner took it away before we ate main course. The owner was a bit loopy. He was from San Francisco and talked to himself (loudly) a lot. Food was ok and in the grand american tradition, we took away the leftovers in a doggy bag for lunch on monday.

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