Budapest to Vienna – Day 23

This morning we got an extra forty five minutes sleep in. Our departure from Budapest was not until 0850. Rhian and I had another awesome breakfast down stairs then returned to get our bags. The tour group was waiting outside the hotel in the cold waiting for the bus. Kris got stuck in traffic so we froze.

The drive to Vienna was not too long and Kristzi played the movie Grease on the bus. We arrived in Vienna around 1pm. This gave us three hours of free time in Vienna. Rhian and I had lunch with Tyler, Jess, Rob and Lolly before hgeading off to do our own thing. Our own thing consited of Rhian shopping. However her shopping was mainly clothes for me.

I got a new jacket / trench coat. I don’t have one at home. Will have to make good use of it over here because I don’t think it gets cold enough to use at home. We will see. I also picked up another cardigan and three more T-shirts. Delays the washing by a few days. Rhian also got a new coat.

We met the tour bus again at 4pm to take us back to the hotel for check inn. Once we got to the hotel and checked in it turned out that the singles had got rooms with double beds. We changed rooms for one with an actual double bed but we lost out on the bathroom. We went from a descent bathroom to a tiny shoebox bathroom. Oh well.

We did not have long until getting a lift on the tour bus back into town. Some from the group were going to an optional dinner and Opera concert. Rhian and I (me) were not interested and spent most of the night wandering the streets just looking around. It is a pretty city like most european cities but I didn’t find it as good as Budapest or Paris.

We stopped for a quick beer and coffee at a cafe in front of a church. We then walked for a little more before finding a place for dinner called Medusa Restaurant & Club. It was a little expensive. The total bill came to about $100 euro. This is the same as we spent the previous day in Budapest. However it made up for it in the quality of the food. I had the pepper streak. It was not large but I think it is the best steak I have ever had. I don’t know how to describe it apart from it was perfect and melted in your mouth. You have too have had it to appreciate it.

After dinner we walked back to where we were meant to meet the bus. The bus was not there so we walked along the canal and into the park. We came across a film crew setting up to film something. They had all the lights and light boxes setup in the gardens of the park. We made our way back to the bus again which now was there but locked. Rhian wanted a coffee so we walked to the closes cafe / bar to the thearter where the others were. It cost us $15 euros. One coffee and one beer. Aparently a cover charge for the live music was included too. Pretty much $1 euro for each minute we were there.

We then went back and got on the bus to go to the hotel. The others were eight minutes late coming out of the concert. We went back to the hotel and published the blogs for the last four days then went to sleep.

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