So far during our trip, the hostels have been relatively close the train stations, and we have had little trouble walking to and from. This time, in Vienna, we were initially startled to find that we had booked a hostel so far away from the train station. It required a twenty-minute metro ride to the outskirts of town, where we caught a bus that took us up into the bucolic northern hills of Vienna. Upon alighting the bus, we saw a building that was surrounded by vineyards at its front and woods at its back. We were pleased by the accommodations and the unobstructed view of the whole city.
So much so that when we went down into the city to see the buildings and try the food and enjoy the culture, we found ourselves disappointed with what it offered and we wanted to go back to our lodging.
We enjoyed a strong internet connection from my room which meant that I could catch up on Mad Men, True Blood, Entourage, and Hung along with the many podcasts I consume.
Adam and I ended the day with a relaxing evening of watching the two-hour dual episode “Redemption” (Season 4 finale and Season 5 premier) of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Great times.