We spent the first 5 days in Vienna, Austria in this lovely apartment:
I could give you a play by play of each day, centered around my meals, since that is how I organize my days, but I'll restrain myself to the highlights.
Schonbrunn, the Versailles of the Hapsburgs and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This palace's history focuses on Empress Maria Therese who was a baby making genius and married her children off to all the European royal families.
Melk Abbey. It's yellow (pretty) and has bunches of libraries. Check out all the creepy baby heads. Similar to this statue in Vienna, which was erected in thanks to God after the plague. The plague of creepy babies.
I was going to add a picture of food here to make fun of my obsession with dining, planning, discussing, and eating food, but I don't have any food pictures from Vienna. I'll make up for it with a detailed breakdown of Austrian libations in my next post.
Bratislava, Slovakia. Another country checked off! Fittingly, it was raining and gray the day we explored Bratislava. The old town was quite quaint but thankfully I saw plenty of dreary communist architecture and crass post-communist commercialism! (seriously, I love that dichotomy)
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