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Breakfast at Duran
Hanging with the Habsburgs in Vienna

September 1st 2016
<em style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Day 219 Wednesday 24th August 2016 – Prague to Vienna Yahhhooo, we are finally getting out of this hell called Prague. Shelley refused to let me blog whilst in Prague (except for the transport museum), but now that I am let off the leash, let me say I will never ever set foot in this town again. If it wasn’t for the f ... read more
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Austrian Flag Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria'... ... read more
2nd September 2016

Tasty looking little sandwiches--I love little bites of different flavors. Curious that Vienna was so less crowded than Prague, since both are really beautiful, cultured, and fabulous. But glad you got to see some old autos and catch an opera at a fab, free, outdoor film fest. For me, there was a lot nightlife--operas (standing room) in one of the most gilded opera houses ever. And visiting palaces is such a lovely way to sense the players and take in history. So happy you loved Vienna!
3rd September 2016

Oh Vienna
Both loved the place, and Shelley did want to do the standing in the opera thing but thankfully for me it didn't happen, but there is always next time. We probably should have pushed ourselves a bit more and seen a lot more but we just loved taking it at a slower pace, and Vienna to me was a joy to walk around.

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