It's al about jigs 'n reels.
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After a good rest saturday morning arrived, again way too early. At 6.30 my alarm woke me up, to do my make up and hair, and very important, to have a nice breakfast....who knows when I'll be having time to eat again?
For those of you that have never seen an Irish Dancer in full competing outfit I'll post some pictures, otherwise it's hard to imagine what I look like; even with pictures it's hard, haha! Well, I did my make up and hair in our room, to avoid having to share 1 mirror with 200 other girls at the Feis. Then it was time for breakfast, and that was one very good thing at this hotel! They try to use as much biological products as possible and there was a large variety of foods to choose from: kaisersemmel, brown buns, yoghurt, 6 kinds of muesli, large assortiment of meats, cheeses and sweets.
Off to the feis, nicely situated at 10 minutes walking from our hotel, in Donaustadt's Haus der Begegnung (House of Meeting). On saturday we started of with the little ones at 8, follewed by the old folks at 9.30. And the competition went on the entire day. And the whole next day as well.
On saturday we ate at the Haus der Begegnung, which has a small but good and affordable restaurant: we enjoyed a wiener schnitzel for only € 7! Sunday we went to Der Grieche, said to be the oldest Greek restaurant in Vienna, located Barnabitengasse. Their card isn't very extentive, but the food is good and they have a nice choice of wines, even their house wines; I had a nice Cretan one to complement my dolmades, Bezes tou mekri and tzatziki.