Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Been a while since we came back from our week long vacation. I simply didn't have enough time nor the motivation to write about it here as soon as we got back home.

Sopron is a nice city. A quiet and clean city compared to Budapest. Too quiet to even call it a city in my opinion, but then, that's what people call it. A city.

After the hotel, we moved into an inn. A clean and modern room that comes complete with a small kitchen. All in all we only spent a couple of days in Sopron, tour in the forest, and walk around the city center to buy some souvenirs.

The 3rd day we went to Vienna and spent sometime at Schonbrunn palace. We took the "Grand tour" package which allowed us to see up to 40 rooms in the palace with recorded tour guide. No cameras are allowed here though.

The palace grounds are superb. It's free to enter and open to the public. It reminds me of the city park here in Budapest. So you can see moms pushing prams and sitting on park benches feeding their babies, joggers, old folks taking a stroll, etc. And of course lots of tourists like us. :D

The Zoo is just next to the palace so we went there right after the tour. Built in 1752, it is said to be the oldest Zoo in the world. It was awarded the best zoo in Europe in 2013 based on a study comparing 40 zoos in 16 countries. We were excited about the pandas and the koala since it was our first time seeing those animals live. I thought Budapest zoo was nice, but seems like the Vienna zoo is a bit more nicer. We could see the difference in the maintenance between the two places.

So that' s the summary of the few things we did. We went to a Family park in Austria. But that's a story for another post and another day.

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