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!



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


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


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


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.




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


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


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.


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.



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


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


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!


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! =)


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