Wednesday, 1 June 2016

dubai + vienna

This is my first post about my family's holiday to Europe. So far, we have flown to Vienna, and stayed a couple of nights there. Below are some photos where I will talk about what we have done!

The four above photos were taken at Dubai Airport. To get to Dubai, we flew 14 hours overnight, which was very exhausting. Once we got to Dubai, we had a 12 hour stopover. These 12 hours were spent wandering around the airport. sleeping (a lot), eating some lunch and taking lots of photos. We then boarded another plane to Vienna at around 5pm (Dubai time) and arrived in Vienna at 8pm local time.
 This photo was taken not long after I woke up on our first day in Vienna.
 We then took the train into the city, and got on a hop on, hop off bus as we were absolutely exhausted. The bus took us around Vienna for around an hour and forty five minutes, and we decided all the things we wanted to do while in Vienna.

 Once we got off the bus, we walked to St. Stephen's Cathedral, which was absolutely gorgeous.
 I then had an apple strudel ice cream which was sooo yum! After that we went back to the hotel for a little while before heading out for dinner. For dinner I had lasagna at a place called Wiener Wald.
 After dinner, we went on the evening bus tour, which was basically the bus tour again but without stops. I fell asleep, as I was super tired and jet lagged!
 The next morning we went to Schönbrunn Palace, the home of the Austrian Imperial family for over 600 years. Here we learnt about all the Emperors, Empresses and other members of the Imperial family.

The Schönbrunn Palace gardens were absolutely stunning!
 After visiting the gardens, we were back on the bus to the Belvedere palace and museum. Inside were many beautiful art pieces (including Gustav Klimt's The Kiss), but, as we were getting tired from jetlag again, we went back to the hotel for the afternoon.

  Once we had rested, we went to the Prater, a Viennese amusement park. Here we went on a Ferris wheel, which was built in 1897!
 Following the Ferris wheel ride, we had sushi for dinner before heading to a Mozart concert.

 The next morning we packed up our bags before heading out to the National History Museum. However, this was closed so we decided to go to the Albertina.

I was feeling a little unwell, so sat and used the wifi while Mum, Dad and Hamish (my brother)  wandered around.

After this, we headed back to the hotel, got our bags and went to Westbahnof station to take the train to Salzburg. We got into Salsburg around 6pm, and went down to the supermarket to buy some things for dinner.
I'll update on Salzburg in another post!
Thanks for reading,

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