Today Nick and I got up early and had a good day of sightseeing. We started out at the Staadspor church, where we got to take a lift to the top for a view of Vienna. I would recommend others save their 5 Euros for something better… Then after some wandering we came across the Habsburg Palace. The museum was very interesting. There were many old swords, jewels, and robes from the Habsburg era. They really made clothes good back then if they are still in one piece today.

Later on we saw the Straddstor Summer Palace. The rooms were almost on par with Versailles. Fortunately this palace did not have any strange Japanese art included. Actually the reason we decided to go visit this place was because after the Habsburg Palace we ran into the man that sold us our tickets for the Vienna orchestra. We saw him the other day near a church where he said we should purchase them today because we will not see him again. It was quite humorous. Of all the people in Vienna we find that guy again.

We had some authentic Vienna schnitzel and apple strudel for lunch. T’was a tasty treat and it was nice to get out of the cold. It takes about 10 pounds of jackets to keep warm here. We found the place on our way back from the palace, and we were thinking of seeing if the orchestra guy was still there to ask him to join us. Unfortunately Waldo was not there anymore.

After warming up in the hostel, the boys and I set off for a night at the opera. Though we were near the back, it did not impair our ability to listen to the gorgeous charts that were being played by the orchestra. The singers and dancers were also excellent. Then strangely enough when leaving the opera, the temperature rose quite a bit. While it is still in the negatives, I would not mind if it stayed like this.


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