Budapest to Vienna
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May 16th, 2009 – by: breezejen
We were following another car and saw that part of it was dragging on the ground, some miscellaneous piece of plastic that wasn't necessary for the car's ability to run, but a piece that should be fixed none the less. So after about an hour driving we pulled over to a gas station that had a mechanic on staff.
The drive took a little longer than I expected. It took about 3 and half hours when initially I thought it would take 2. But no big deal, as long as we got there safely. When we got to town, we looked for our hotel, the Marriott. Little did we know that there are 3 Marriotts here. Of course the one we went to was not the one we had reservations in. Instead of checking into our hotel, we decided to walk around and let the hotel know we would need a late check in.
We parked the car and started walking. Our first visit was Stadtpark. It's a lovely park outside of the main area in Vienna with beautiful gardens and a statue of Johann Strauss.
Then we made our way to the Innere Stadt, the main part of the city. I loved the cobble stone streets, the old and historic buildings, the glorious churches and the statues that are all over the city. The Innere Stadt was amazing. I've never experienced a place with such beauty. The tons of people walking around just added to the charm. The shops were amazing and the displays in the windows were works of art within themselves. I could just dream about having one of the apartments that overlooks the activity of the square.
When we got to our hotel, we had just enough time to clean up then we were on the go again. We decided to go to Grinzing which was a bad idea. Since we went in May, the summer crowd was still at home and although the weather in Vienna was gorgeous during the day, as soon as the sun went down, it was bitter cold. All of the restaurants and bars were closed by the time we got there. The only one that was open was and indoor place with a bunch of rowdy, beer drinking, smoking young adults, which is fine, but we wanted to have a quiet, delicious dinner. We got neither. We ended up at the buffet that had the left over food that nobody wanted. Shortly after dinner, we went back to the hotel and got drunk at the hotel bar.
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