Hofburg Treasury, Schonnbrunn Palace and around the Ring Strasse
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March 23rd, 2009 – by: normrider2001
Well we ended up getting to the bus so early that we were able to catch an early train at 8 AM. So we took that for the ride into Vienna. It was chilly in the Salzburg train station so we didn't want to wait an hour for the next train even though it was a little bit faster.
We got our 48 hour transit passes from a machine in Vienna and we were on our way to K & T Boarding House.
So I went back and I found the directory on the door. I pressed the correct button and we were on our way. Flo was excited by the area because it had many shops. Since we got there on Sunday most of the shops were closed. Only museums and restaurants were open.
Our first stop was going to be Schonnbrunn Palace. To get there we were going to go back to the train station. We had a quick meal at McDonalds and Flo confidently said that she knew the way back to the station.
The Hofburg obsession with ancient Rome and religious relics was very apparent. They thought of themselves as God's representative on earth.
After the Treasury, we visited Schonnbrunn Palace.
Once we got back to the old town, we decided to take a ride on the tram around the Ringstrasse. We hopped on Tram 2 and instead of taking us all the way around the ring it took us half way around the ring and then started heading off across the canal and into some other area. We hopped off the tram and on to another one going the other way.
After the circle was completed, we were tired and hungry so we decided to have supper. We seem to make the worst decisions when we are feeling a little tired. Flo saw a Chinese restaurant so we decided to go there. They had a sushi and Chinese food buffet. Well it was the worst place we had been to in Europe so far. The buffet lids were all closed so the dishes were probably sitting there along time. The shrimps were looking a little brown. We ate about one dish then we paid and got out. We hoped we wouldn't have diarrhea the next morning. After supper, we were both feeling tired so we decided to go to bed.
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