Month: May 2015

Budget Travel Vienna: $100 a Day

The Austrian capital Vienna has incredible imperial, artistic and intellectual roots from residents such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. Once the centre of the powerful Habsburg monarchy, historical palaces, monuments and opulent buildings line the streets in a seemingly never-ending display of grandeur. Such a grand city can easily burn a hole straight through your wallet and your trip budget. Due to our trip timing we spent only one whole day in Vienna which barely scratches the surface of this great city. However we did manage to keep within our budget of $100AUD (€70) for two people, including accommodation. Read on to see how we did it! Advertisements

Vienna: In Pictures

Vienna! Grand sophisticated imperial Vienna, the Austrian capital and the ‘City of Dreams’. We couldn’t wait to get there. We rode 92km straight from Krem in one day along the Danube river. As soon as we got in we set up camp, walked to the nearest pizzeria and crashed out exhausted.

Linz: Chasing the Austrian Border

We left Český Krumlov with mixed feelings. The disney-like town was to be our last major stop before saying farewell the Czech Republic.  Despite being beautiful it was sadly overrun by the tourism industry. Through a drizzle of rain we headed south to the border, determined not to let the mountains ahead stop us from reaching the Austrian city of Linz some 70kms away.

A Street Car Named Desire

Whilst Suyin is not looking I thought I would sneak in another car related post. Eventually I will have enough content to have a spin-off blog titled “Days of Cars”. This is a collection of pictures taken of cars parked on the streets, dealerships and even some from inside a shopping centre. Porsche had filled every nook and cranny inside a Prague shopping complex with cars spanning all models to display the history of the mark.

Czech Republic: Riding the Roads

We took a local train to Tabor, about 100km from Prague. Riding on the sidewalk in Prague is illegal and the traffic is crazy busy, so we didn’t feel comfortable riding side by side with all the peak hour vehicles. Tabor is a popular start to the Greenways Cycle Route, which takes you from Prague to Vienna. When we got off the train we encountered something we hadn’t done yet: Hills! And plenty of them.