Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Land Trip - Europe (Day 33-34: Vienna, Austria)

2 Sept 2011 (Day 33)
Time difference: 6 hours behind Singapore.
Took a very nice train to Vienna. I love this train.
Arrived at the capital of Austria after 1pm. Weather was hot!
Went to Museum Quartier, which is a place with different museums. Didn't go into any because it costs quite a bit.
Sigmund Freud's former residence was a place that I wanted to visit. Of course, anybody who studied psychology would have heard of his name.
(The Couch)
Next house to visit? The greatest composer of all time - Mozart

Then I got lost! Well sort of. And I met Peter (not me), a very nice Austrian gentlemen who not only directed me to Mozart's House but walked with me all the way there!
(Mozart's House)
Peter also recommended a fast food place to eat affordable seafood. A lot of locals eat there, including him. So I went.
(Nordsee - I ate fish filet sandwich)
I heard that Vienna's Coffee is supposedly very good. I tried it earlier in the afternoon but it wasn't to my liking. Clearly, I was disappointed. So I went to Hotel Sacher, which is famous for their specialty - Sachertorte Chocolate Cake. Ordered their famous Chocolate Cake and a cup of coffee. I was determined to find better Vienna Coffee! 

The Sachertorte Chocolate Cake is good for those who like bitter Chocolate. It is the not-so-sweet type of chocolate. But the chocolate is very strong and thick and worth trying. I prefer the sweet type. Fortunately for me, they served with whipped cream and the combination of whipped cream and the chocolate cake was simply delicious! Maybe that was THE way to eat the cake?
(Sachertorte Chocolate Cake)
The coffee was way better than the one I tried earlier. However, if you ask me, I still prefer the coffee in Vietnam. Just my preference.

3 Sept 2011 (Day 34)
Schonbrunn Palace was my first destination of the day. The Palace has a long and colourful history and is one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria. The area is so big that it consists of a Palace, a Garden Park and a ZOO!!!
When I was younger, I saw on TV that there is this Weird House in Vienna that was conceptualized by Austrian Artist, Hundertwasser. It is beautiful! And definitely weird! Hey, he was an artist not an architect. 

The building features undulating floors, a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows! I really wonder how it was built.
(Hundertwasser House)
Left the city that Sigmund Freud, Mozart & Beethoven (among many others) lived in and off I went to Venice, Italy!

After visiting Vienna, my LIFE WAS NEVER, EEEEEEEEEE......................................EEEE......................EEVER, THE SAME, AGAIN!!!

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