Vienna Travel Blog› entry 31 of 54 › view all entries
Is it posh here or what?! But it was nice to get out of the last two gloomy cities. When I had read about cities like Vienna, I thought the authors were exagerating. What I'm refering to is how prim and proper everyone is. How obedient and exact they are. It is actually very unsettling at times. I could be targeted as a tourist just by jaywalking a bike path on a red light, instead of crossing exactly on the cross walk lines when the light turns green.
I arrived at the hostel at the same type as an American couple. Between the three of us, we struggled to figure out what the lady at the reception was telling us. All I understood from this woman was how much she loved the McDonald's here, that it had the best breakfast in town and that we must go visit it for the architecture of the building alone.
The next day, the American couple were visiting Schonbrunn, which is basically the Versaille of Austriam so I tagged along. This place was better than Versaille, the gardens were free this time, so no crazy lines to get in. After taking the day easy, I met up with the guys at a local hangout. We eventually started to slowly walk around looking for a cheap place to eat. After an hour we ended up at the famous McDonald's where the Americans happened to be as well. I love how all the McDonald's in Europe have free internet.
The next day, after hugging the guys goodbye, since we probably wouldn't run into each other again, I was off to catch my train to Munich.
Thoughts while in Austria:
-The people are so obedient that no one checks if people buy their tickets for the public transportation because everyone just does.
-A little too expensive here for my liking.
-I have never seen a public transportation system be more precise and always on time by the second almost.
-The landscape of this country is beautiful