Summer in Vienna
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June 8th, 2007 – by: rawepower
After the visit, it was about lunch time, so I ate my sandwiches I had made earlier that morning in the gardens outside the museum before proceeding back into the main downtown area which is where I had been yesterday.
After I got some Coke Light and was satisfied with my experience on the street, I took the U-Bahn over to the large and main city park, Stadtpark. It was wonderful! Everything you'd want in a large central park. Being that it was beautiful weather and I was really trying to enjoy true life in the city, I found a shady, grassy spot in front of a pond and read. I'm trying to spend summer the way I think it should be!
Eventually though, I had to leave to catch the U-Bahn over to the Opera House, which is where our next class lecture was. We took a group tour for our music class. While Vienna is very famous in the origins of Opera, I admit the building and tour was not that exciting and impressive after seeing the Paris Opera House.
After the tour, everyone had pretty much decided to go back to the hotel. We will have plenty of free time tomorrow and Sunday to explore the city (and it is much smaller and more managable than previous cities), and we actually have a test and paper due for music class tomorrow. The days all feel the same and we easily forget what day of the week it is, so it doesn't seem so odd that we are spending Friday night studying in the hotel!
I took the train back to the hotel, took a quick nap, ran, and decided to get dinner before studying hard. Though being in a hotel that is across the street from the airport is fairly inconvienent to the city, it is very convienent to the airport amenities- free wireless internet, a grocery store, and several fast-food restuarants.
Craving true, American fast food and not wanting to spend a lot of time and money on dinner, I admit I went to McDonald's. They have something called an Almburger to attract and please Austrians. I figured I would at least eat something somewhat authentic and so I ordered that. The burger and fries was so, so good. I promise I'll eat real Austrian food tomorrow night.
Since then, I've basically been studying, except for a quick break to type this. It's funny to walk up and down the halls of the hotel, because you hear the music playing everywhere that we're required to know for the test tomorrow. I look forward to a full day in the city tomorrow!
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