Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Backpack Day 5 - Vienna =]

The next destination of the trip is a place full with musical legacy, also known as the City of Music - Vienna, the primary city of Austria.

To save cost, we rented a van to drive us from Cesky Krumlov to Linz train station which located at the north of Austria. The journey took about 2-3 hours. The cute CK guy drove too fast that nee nee just cant help to puke silently beside me. Really, in silent, she filled up like one whole plastic bag. Well, we should skip that part. LOL.

And from Linz, we took train to Vienna which will take us about one hour and a half. There, we are still very excited taking pichas in the train. :) In a glimpse, we reached our destination - Vienna.

I could still remember clearly how hard it is for us to buy the train ticket from the people who only speak German. Thanks to the BF and SS who did well homework on the language, we finally got our way to our hotel - Hotel Meininger located just opposite to the train station, Stephansplatz. A really nice and comfy hotel i must say.

There we go, to enjoy the greenery at the Belvedere Palace (Scholss Belvedere). Thanks for the kind lady who guided our way, even we spoke different languages. *Heart-warmed*

From the entrance, you can see that the grounds are set on a gentle gradient and include decorative tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque sculptures, and majestic wrought iron gates. The Baroque palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. 

You might never believe how pretty is this place. But the pictures never lie.

Indeed is a good place for leisure, which you can chill in the garden, chitchat with your friends. But never never ever, step on the green green grass, unless you want to be kick out of the garden. I was also very very in love with the nice sculptures around the garden.

From the picture you can see, there is actually Upper Belvedere (top) and Lower Belvedere (bottom), which both give you a very different extinctive view of the palace.You may spend some time visiting the exhibitions in the Winter Palace.

Our next stop is an amusement park, a place called the Vienna Prater, located at the Leopoldstadt. You can get down at the Prater station, and it is within a walking distance.

The Prater is nothing like a Genting Highland or Universal Studio but a simple traditional park, full with games and rides that we had back in our childhood memory. ;) Visiting this place truly compensate my regret for not able to visit the largest fun fair in Rhines,Dusseldorf, Germany. 

Quite old school huh the rides and games. Seriously it brought back us to our good old time when we cherish simple things. Nostalgic! 

After mesmerising the past, we went on to the Donauinsel, a long an narrow island which separated the Danube River and New Danube. Donauinsel is a place of recreations with bars, restaurants and pubs. Also, it has some very unique buildings on the island which i think worth visiting.

Of course, we wouldn't want to miss out the mighty Danube River. Sitting by the river on an evening when sun goes down, is so so so romantic <3 span="">

Well after all the visiting, we finally need to grab something to fill our stomach after one whole day. Well, there is a restaurant which we couldn't miss - Uncle McDonald. McD is basically everywhere, every corner of the world. 0.o Tried my very first Udon Noodle in McD, well not very good. Haha xD 

Our last stop of the day is.... TADA! The State Opera House, also known as the Staatsoper. This Opera house has a history dating back to the mid-19th century. One of the main attractions in Austria.

That's about it for our Day 5. Oh, but we always keep the best for last. 

Let's welcome our Epic Queen of the day, Chuan Nee Nee. Aww miss her a lot already xD

Our Dai Ga Jie and the minions =D
I guess we will also not forget about the Serbian hot guy that we met while the BF was dreaming in the room. Life is good. Stay Tune =D