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  • Day14

    Vienna

    January 3, 2020 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 1 °C

    Just a short stay in Vienna so we didn’t get to see as much as we’d have liked to, but packed a few sights into our 2 days. We started off at St Stephen’s Cathedral where we followed the hoards of tourists into the church and took the 343 step spiral staircase 67 metres up the South Tower to take in a bit of a view of the city. A few claustrophobic moments heading up as expected! The Cathedral had an amazing tiled zigzag roof which you can see in Ed’s photo. We had a wander through the Heldenplatz with some amazing Baroque architecture and gardens. Back to the Airbnb for some homemade Weiner Schnitzel. Yesterday we did a guided tour of the Concert Hall built in 1870 which was very grand! Wish we could of seen a concert as I believe the acoustics would be amazing to hear. A bit of a dreary weather day outside but we went for a walk in the gardens of the Schonbrunner Schlosspark next to the Schonbrunn Palace. I made Ed visit the big Greenhouse with me that was built in 1882 called the ‘Palmenhaus’. So many Australian plants and trees in there - makes you realise how fortunate we are with the native flora we have back home. Off to Prague in the morning :)Read more

    Jenno Griffo

    I’m totally rapt in that stunning cathedral (St. Stephens) *roof* - awesome~...!! Xx 🤗

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    Jenno Griffo

    Stunning - looks like the trees are pruned or trimmed nicely~....Xx

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    Jenno Griffo

    Awesome architecture~....Xx ❣️

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  • Day12

    A small snippet of Salzburg

    January 1, 2020 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Again we’ve been a bit slow on the posts over the last few days. Probably not a bad thing as it must mean we are busy or too relaxed haha. Salzburg was lovely and I would definitely go back there again if we ever return to Austria! Although I feel like we covered a bit of ground in the time we were there. We visited the house where Mozart was born and spent the first few years of his life (was fascinated to hear about his very talented sister who I believe was overshadowed by her brother!), went to Mirabell Gardens (a little bit more colourful in summer I assume but very pretty!). We saw a fantastic interactive exhibition about some historic musical instruments, caught the funicular up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg and then walked everywhere else we could. The NYE vibe was a bit tamer than Amsterdam 3 years ago although there were still fireworks going off everywhere. We had a great view of the festivities from one of the pedestrian bridges on the river. The weather was perfect and we felt like we had a chance to relax a bit on the last day of our stay. Staying healthy and been cooking up some delicious meals in our Airbnb’s :)Read more

    The endless journey

    Beautiful photo ❤️

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    Hi-fli

    ED: GET DOWN FROM THERE!!!

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    Hi-fli

    Strong composition and soft atmospherics! Assume taken with the Nikon (I thought I had seen a photo of Ed with a Nikon but can't find it now - must have been a Canon!) , not the phone???

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  • Day10

    Driving to Salzburg

    December 30, 2019 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    From Bled we headed across the border and into Austria. We were shocked to find ourselves in amongst the snowy Austrian alps and looking at the most amazing landscape we’ve seen so far. As per usual, Ed was hungry and I needed a toilet break so we chose the nearest petrol station for a quick stop and found the nicest BP petrol station and rest stop we’ve ever seen. It was a food wonderland/market called Landzeit and Ed spent no time filling up a plate of food and finishing with a giant slab of some delicious Swiss roll cake. I had to drag (more like roll) him out of there and get moving to drop of our car in Salzburg to start our next adventure.Read more

    Eddie Halen

    The Austrian dude filled my plate up hence the spillage on the tray - not my fault

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    The endless journey

    I remember the service stations in Austria had amazing restaurants attached to them where you could buy just about everything.

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    Hi-fli

    ?? Or did Arnie train you well??

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