So my sister and I did a whirlwind Eurotrip while she was here and part of that was about two days in Vienna. We arrived in the last evening by train and went straight to hour hotel. That is once we figured out how to get there from the random train station we got dropped off at.
|She booked us a swank hotel room.|
That night we simply walked around and eventually found some food. 'Mexican' food actually. It was the only thing we could find that was open and not smoke-filled.
Seester had woken up that morning (the morning of her 34th birthday!) with a cold that we're pretty sure her husband gave her before we left. But she was doing a great job of sticking it out. Unfortunately, the next day it was even worse and it was cold and rainy.
Wait a minute, it's July how can I possibly have needed a full on sweater?!?!
Alas, we went traipsing around in the rain anyway. I complained. Of course. But honestly I was happy to be there.
|We stumbled on the Hofburg Palace.|
|And we found the Michelin man's cousins.|
|Then we circled Stephansdom.|
It was amazing to me just how symmetrical everything was. Somebody was just a tiny bit OCD.
|Even in the crooked pictures you can see how symmetrical it is.|
Though it was an amazing portrait gallery.
After that we decided to find food and ended up have an amazing (though relatively expensive) meal in which I ate some amazing tomato soup and a huge plate of Wienerschnitzel. (Yeah yeah yeah, that's what she said.)
Day two was much better. It was sunny and the perfect temperature. We still weren't feeling 100 percent, but our moods were much better which made all the difference in the world.
We went down to the Nachsmarkt which is just a really large outdoor market where you can buy lots of different deli foods and spices and there are plenty of little eateries. We had sushi. I know what you're thinking but I would go back there and have sushi again if I could.
Unfortunately I was distracted by the eating so I didn't take any pictures of the Nachsmarkt. Next time.
Afterward we knew we only had a few hours before we had to catch out train but we wanted to make it worth it. So we headed down to Schönbrunn Palace.
|This place is huge.|
|And also ridiculously symmetrical.|
After the palace, Seester and still had one more thing that we absolutely had to do before we left Vienna: Eat Sachertorte.
|Nom. Nom. Nom.|
It's ridiculously good and was totally worth the bajillion Euro it cost.
Alas, after stuffing ourselves full of Sacher torte we headed back to the Nachsmarkt to grab some snacks for the train (like we needed it after that cake) and jumped on a train to Bratislava. The adventures continue.