Bratislava

10 11 2006

After some inner debate, I decided to take a day trip from Vienna into Bratislava, Slovakia. It would be my first time behind the old “iron curtain,” and I was excited. I took a mid-day train out of Vienna and as we went along I decided to try to snap a few photos out the train window. It’s basically impossible to shoot a decent photograph through a train window because of the interior reflections, but this train had upper windows that slid down. Since there was no one near me who would be bothered by it, I slid the window down and began gawking out and snapped a couple of shots.
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Vienna Ventures

9 11 2006

Over the last couple of days I’ve done a lot of walking around Vienna. I visited the Kunsthistoriches Museum, MUMOK, Albertina and KunstHaus Wein. Toured Hofburg and, among other things, learned how neat Empress SiSi was (we’ll talk about her coked-out, obsessive ass later.) Vienna is neat – real culture, an interesting place historically, plenty of things to see and do. The people are friendly, if a bit formal. I’m enjoying my time here, but am eager to move east. On that note, I am considering a day trip to Bratislava, Slovakia tomorrow, which would be my first time behind the old “iron curtain.”



The Train To Vienna

8 11 2006

After agonizing whether to head south to Milan or east to Vienna, I decided to head east. I took the ICE (inter-city express; a high-speed train) from Amsterdam to Duisburg, then connected from Duisburg to an overnight train for Vienna. I was dreading it but wanted the experience.
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