|Subject: Austria, Vienna|
I lived and worked in Vienna 6 years ago, and afterwards I have come
back a few times. I have friends there, and I love that city. My last
time was just before Christmas, for a week. I wrote a travelogue and
post it to the Travelzine, so you might be able to find it if you
search for Vienna or Wien.
A couple of things:
1._ In which Bezirk (district) do you live?
2._ Have you thought about joining a german language class? The VHS
in each district usually runs very cheap language classes (not only
language), and it is a good way of meeting people.
3._ Now the ice-cream season is beginning. Try all of them,
Schwedenplatz, Hohe Markt, Tichy at Reumannplatz in Favoriten are
quite good also.
4._ After the first of May, the open-air swimming pools are open. I
like specially the one in Krapfenwald, up the Vienna Woods. Fantastic
views over the city.
5._ I have never been in one of those cruises, I find them a bit
expensive, but if you like them... A nice day trip, when the weather
is fine, is to get the train up to Krems in the Wachau, by the Donau.
At the train station you can rent a bike and cycle along the river uo
to Drnstein (Richard Coeur de Lion was imprisoned in its castle,
you can climb up to the ruins). If you are a keen cyclist, you could
go to Melk, and from there cycle down into Krems (nice little town).
Regards Covadonga Bilbao