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February 15th, 2009 – by: gwizzle17
Slept in until about 10 in the morning. Took my time getting ready and ate breakfast.
Left my dorm at around noon. Got on U-bahn and went down to Ringstrasse, which is a street that circles around the Inner district. The OK program did a walking tour of the city, which I missed since I am not in the program. So I thought I would just do it myself. Ringstrasse has most of the important buildings in Vienna, i.e. Parliament, Rathaus (City hall), and Museums Quarter. All the buildings were big and beautiful, and there was ice skating in front of the Rathaus. I thought I would feel lonely walking around by myself on Valentine's day, but instead I learned an important thing- I enjoy my own company.
I ended my walk with a visit to the Natural History Museum. For some reason, it's a must-do for me. If I'm gonna do museums and the city has a natural history museum, that's the one I almost always choose.
By then though, my feet were in dire need of rest, so I hopped the metro back to my dorm. Instead of going in though, I took the bus that gets me from the metro station to the dorm and stayed on past my stop, just to see where it went. It was useful, as I found several bigger and better supermarkets on the line. Again, because it was Valentine's day, I bought a bottle of wine and some Milka chocolate. =)
I ended my day with pizza, sharing the kitchen with some Pakistani guys who were making a traditional meal. They let me try it and I told them how we really don't all ride horses in Texas. My roommate and neighbors then finally got home, bearing gifts in the form of more wine and more chocolate. An hour later, other exchange students had joined us and we stayed up late just chatting, drinking wine, and eating chocolate.
All in all, a lovely day.
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