How do we do it?
01.05.2007 - 01.05.2007 16 °C
Steve's driving along the autostrada from Budapest to Vienna was exemplary, but Sue's navigation into the heart of the Hapsburg Empire was a little difficult to follow (ie we didn't know where we were on the maps so it was a little difficult to find the place we wanted to reach). Steve, being a male refused to ask for directions, but Sue had a very informative conversation with a Pizza shop owner somewhere in Vienna that got us back on track. What can I say about our accomodation at the Hotel Franz Pension except that they must be Teds. Turn of the century furnishings and fittings (the 19th century I mean) that are all hanging together by a thread (a window in our room fell off when Steve tried to open it) but fantastic location right next to the Votiv Cathedral and the Ring Strasses so getting about was easy as jumping on the No1 or No2 tram (depending if you wanted to go clockwise or counterclockwise around the ring). By the end of the first afternoon we had walked past the Rathaus and Hofburg Theatre, through the Hapsburg Palace and over and through the Stephans Kirche and still had time for a stop off at a fashionable cafe where the best strawberrys in the empire are carressed and coddled into milkshakes from heaven (really they were that good, and for 5.70Eur a shot it would want to be).