I don’t even know from where to begin. This was my very first trip organized independently, just by me and words can’t even explain how excited, nervous and pumped I was feeling before arriving in Vienna. Luckily, I wasn’t alone and I could share this excitement with my friend, who was probably more excited than I was, as far as she had everything planned beforehand – all the sightseeings, important places, museums and buildings we were supposed to check out.
Our adventure began in a very oddly way. First, our bus was 15 minutes late, but it was not a big deal, however broken bus and being stuck in the middle of nowhere for 2 hours was much of a problem. We departed from Budapest and we hadn’t even left Hungary when our coach just broke down. After all another bus picked us up, but as long as we had a transfer in Bratislava, nobody waited for us because we were late. Luckily, my friend and I and all the other passengers managed to negotiate with the agency and we took next bus leaving for Vienna. So in the end, instead of arriving at 1 pm, we got there at 3 pm. Of course, reaching our apartment took a lot of time so the earliest we left our place was 4:30 pm and it was already slowly getting dark. But this majestic city was spectacular even in the darkness.
Walking around the touristy streets of the city was amazing! Everything looked so rich and fancy, we decided to go to expensive shops and enjoy. First, we went to the most famous sweets shop/cafe Demel, it was breathtaking! Design, colors, vibes, everything was just on point.
Next stop turned out to be Chanel, then Prada and Yves Saint Laurent. I can imagine how funny we looked, just exploring, touching, staring at clothes.
As if Haute Couture wasn’t enough for spiritual provision, we visited Vienna State Opera House. And at this time, I really lost my ability to talk. Words can’t describe this beauty. Whats more, we managed to buy 3€ standing tickets for the show.
For the next day we had a lot on our mind, so we started our day early in the morning with a cup of coffee and croissant.
Schonbrunn Palace was our first stop. This place was huge and marvelous! We spent almost 2 hours just walking around and exploring inner yards.
Just because we didn’t have a lot of time as our bus was leaving at 17:25, we rushed to see Belvedere Museum. By far, that’s my favorite sightseeing in Vienna! Everything’s very quiet, fancy, huge and more importantly, Klimt paintings are kept there, which we found out right before we were about to leave.
Of course, this place took more time than we expected, so we were kinda late for our bus. After endless worrying, phone calls to the agency’s call center, we somehow managed to arrive at the bus station 10 minutes early. (Have no idea how that happened)
In the end, we arrived in Budapest 1 hour early, because our coach literally flew its way back and we crashed my place all exhausted. To be honest, I’m still recovering from that trip, because we walked enormous amount of kilometers everyday. Anyway, I fell in love with Vienna, I’m full of amazing memories and emotions. I’m sure this isn’t the last time I’ve visited that city.
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