And so my Adventure continued (If you haven't read part 1, click here)...
After Visiting Eerie and Mysterious Kutná Hora, we finally arrived in Beautiful Vienna. We didn't have much time in Vienna, just 1 full day (and an evening), which doesn't nearly begin to scratch the surface of this Gorgeous City! We started off with a really delicious Viennese Dinner and went off to the Prater Amusement Park, which was an Epic way to start off the first evening!
Day 2 was spent doing as much as humanly possible; visiting sites like the Burggarten, Staatsoper (which is more beautiful inside, than outside), St. Stephan's Cathedral, The Hofburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace and of course a stop at the Sacher Hotel for an Exquisite piece of Sachertorte. For Lunch we had a Very Tantalising, Massive Schnitzel (larger than the size of my head — we even measured it) at Figlmüller.
I need to come back to Vienna to explore a little more and visit the Museum's that have Klimt's Work Exhibited ... and possibly stop for another slice of Sachertorte at the Sacher Hotel on the way!
Travelling to Budapest, we made a quick stop in Bratislava for some lunch and to walk about the city, finding numerous Quirky Statues. I walked up to the Bratislava Castle, and although the Castle wasn't as beautiful as what I had seen in the previous European states, the View from it was really worth the climb!
Finally we arrived in Budapest, this city also has Fairytale-like charm (although, I must be honest, I do prefer Prague). If you are ever there, try take a cruise on the Danube River, this really gives you a different perspective of the city, maybe have a dinner/lunch cruise and enjoy the Hungarian Cuisine as well. I highly recommend their Goulash Soup, it is a really hearty meal and even more delicious in chilly weather (which describes the weather that we had there). If you are a Wine-drinker, Tokaji Wine is a must-try! Tokaji refers to a region where the grapes are produced. This wine is rather sweet and I really enjoyed it.
The coolest part of the tour was seeing the mummified Right Hand of St Stephen at the St Stephan's Church.
|St. Stephan's Right Hand, displayed at St. Stephan's Church|
Other things that I loved about the city were the roof tiles on most of the buildings that are made from porcelain and arranged in various decorative patterns — definitely more fun than the roof tiles we have back in SA.
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