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Monday, December 02, 2019

Hello from Europe - Austria Recap

Pixlr_20191202200104890Yes it is Monday but I can't really complain about that considering we're currently in Europe AND are missing an Pixlr (6)ice/snow storm at home in CT. So really a win-win. 

So let's recap our trip so far before I get too far behind. :) We left on Thursday - Thanksgiving. So happy belated to all of my US friends. I hope you all had a nice day. We had a non-stop flight to Austria from NY so that was good. Then went from Vienna to my parent's town in Lower Austria (about 1 hr drive) Had a yummy lunch with them and also did some shopping at a local grocery store. Walked around town for a bit and then up with my parents again for a light dinner/snacks and some drinks at a local restaurant in town. Very long day but fun. 

Then on Friday I had an appointment at my hairdresser. After that we headed to lunch at a Heuriger (vineyard restaurant) with my parents and some family friends. And from there we drove back to Vienna and returned the car at the airport. Then took the CAT train into downtown Vienna and checked into our hotel (the Hilton right by the Wien Mitte-Landstrasse stop) Then went straight back out to go to Schoenbrunn Castle to meet up with my friend Barbara at the Christmas market there. Always so pretty. Tons of people of course on a Saturday night but it was still a lot of fun. 

Sunday we checked out the Time Travel Vienna museum/exhibit which was cheesy but still kind of neat. Then had lunch at 1516 Brewing Company and later met up with Lydia at Crossfield's. Made one more stop at another brewpub and then headed to the Christmas market in front of the Belvedere. From there went back to the center to take some pictures of St. Stephen's Cathedral and the decorations around there at night. Ended up at an Italian restaurant/bar/bistro for a bit (Il Tempo) which was pretty neat. 

And this brings us to today, Monday. Headed back to the airport this morning by train. Ended up there early enough to have time to sit down and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. And were then off on our flight to Zagreb. Rented a car at the airport and then headed to our hotel (Hotel International) It's located just outside the old town so can't complain about the location. The weather was pretty miserable though. Pouring rain and cold. But we powered through and walked into the old town anyway. Had a leisurely lunch at a cafe and dried up a little. Then checked out a quirky museum called "The Museum of Broken Relationships" After that the rain finally died down and we were able to enjoy the various Christmas markets a little more without getting drenched. 

Now we are back at the hotel bar relaxing for a bit. Tomorrow it's on to Zadar. 

Letter/Mail Update: I received a letter from/owe a reply to: Lotte/Denmark, Celia/MA and Nina/WA.

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