Here are some random photos from Vienna.
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To get away from the busy streets of Vienna, we boarded a cruise along the Danube into the wine valley of Wachau to get an authentic Austrian experience.
Vienna was for decades seated as the capitol of the Austro-Hungarian empire and before that, also the Holy Roman Empire. So in a sense, it has been the centre of the western world for much of history. That explains why every building screams opulence.
Some snippits of the ones I haven't had time to write about.
Travelling from Budapest to smaller towns. The old villages are still very much like it was many years ago and has lots of little walkways and alleys to wander through.
I'm writing this post on a train to Szentendre heading to the old fortress in Viségrad, a town just outside Buda. As the suburban buildings go by, I'm reminded about the contrasts to the city and in particular, the castle-turned-museum on Castle Hill.