welcome to Vienna!

It is said that you’d be welcomed by the smell of the country you’re visiting the moment you got off the plane. I certainly loved Vienna’s welcoming smell when we got off the plane – it’s that of a good smelling soap. This smell lingered the whole time we stayed in Vienna making Vienna my favorite city among the cities we’ve been to in this trip.

Welcome, travelers!

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The site of a fellow’s advertisement was a welcome for us indeed.

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The luggage carts need euro coins though for them to be usable.

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Vienna’s airport was better than Rome’s albeit it was just simple enough.

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As is the case with most airports, Vienna’s airport is a bit far from the city center. There are a number of ways to get to the city center but we opted to take the City Air Terminal train as it’s the fastest and reasonably priced way; you’re in the city center already in just 16 minutes or so.

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The sight we’ve passed by reminded us of work.

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And like how it was in Italy, there were also quite a lot of graffiti welcoming us.

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Once we got into the city center, we had to transfer to another train (the s-bahn) to get to the station that’s only walking distance from our hotel. as we were transferring to s-bahn, we saw this movie poster of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood.

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Atsushi purchasing train tickets. One thing amazing with Vienna’s public transportation. It runs on honesty system. There were no station gates checking if you’ve purchased a ticket with the right amount nor were there police waiting in the stations to catch dishonest passengers. No checks whatsoever at all in trains, trams and buses.

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After the complexity of Tokyo’s train system, Vienna’s train system was no sweat at all.

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This hotel’s backyard confronted us when we got off (the wrong side) of our station.

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It looks pretty normal. But the backyard is actually full of nude people sunbathing.

Anyway, we didn’t go to Vienna for the nudists. We went to Vienna for this!

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And you bet we’re excited!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Leah
    Sep 26, 2011 @ 07:53:00

    Beautiful pictures and a cute travelogue! Congrats on your honeymoon! =)

    Reply

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