Europe Category Posts

Magnificent St Stephen’s Cathedral Structure

7 August, 2009

Stephensdom The Gothic Saint Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephensdom) is one of Vienna’s most recognisable structure and is locally known as Steffl (little Stephen), though as you can see from the...

Yummy Cheese and Curry Sausage in Vienna

6 August, 2009

Würstelstand Am Hoher Markt According to Lonely Planet, there is a sausage stand in Hoher Market that attracts people from all walks of life with its consistently good sausages,...

Vienna Naschmarkt and Flohmarkt (Flea Market)

6 August, 2009

Naschmarkt The Naschmarkt is a massive market which extends for more than 500m along Linke Wienzelle between U4 stops of Kettenbruckengasse and Karlsplatz.  See the following map to see...

Best Viennese Chocolate Cake (Sacher Torte) Ever

5 August, 2009

Cafe Sacher – Sacher Torte (Vienna’s Chocolate Cake) Now I finally can answer anyone who asked me “What is the best chocolate cake you had ever tasted?’ – Definitely...

Quirky Vienna – Opera Toilet, Flak Tower

4 August, 2009

Following up from this morning’s post on the quirky sides of Vienna, I will be sharing with you how Viennese had integrated the Opera culture into even their toilets....

Quirky Vienna – Hundertwasser House Unique Architecture

4 August, 2009

Today’s posts will highlight some of the quirky sides of Vienna that are usually off the tourist track. Hundertwasser House The Hundertwasser House Vienna is an apartment house in...

Getting Lost in a Viennese Maze

3 August, 2009

Schonbrunn Palace Irrgarten (Maze) After lunch at Gloriette, we proceeded straight to the Irrgarten and Labyrinth.  This is an absolutely must-go especially for those with kids – they will...

Lunch at Cafe Gloriette – Beef Goulash with Dumpling and Sausage

31 July, 2009

Cafe Gloriette @ Vienna Schönbrunn Palace Cafe Gloriette occupies the Gloriette, a neo-classical construction high on a hill behind Schloss Schonbrunn.  The Gloriette has one of the best views...

Grand Tour of Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace

31 July, 2009

Vienna Schönbrunn Palace The Schloss Schonbrunn is a royal residence in Vienna.  It had served as one of the major tourist attractions and cultural monuments in Vienna.  The palace...

Vienna Wombat’s The Lounge Hostel Review

30 July, 2009

Vienna Wombat’s the Lounge Hostel Wombat’s is the choice for most backpackers in Vienna. The interior is a rainbow of pastel colours which immediately liven up the reception, bar,...

Orangeways Bus from Budapest to Vienna

30 July, 2009

Our Orangeway Bus to Vienna departs at 7am from Budapest.  That means we have to take a cab from our apartment to a stadium near Nepliget metro station at...

Cafe Kor Hungarian Fine-Dining at its Best

29 July, 2009

Cafe Kor This restaurant comes recommended by 2 guidebooks – Lonely Planet and EyeWitness Guide.  According to the brochure on the restaurant, it serves modern european cuisine with a...

Budavari Siklo – Expensive Budapest Funicular

29 July, 2009

Budavari Siklo The Budavári Sikló is the Buda Castle Area funicular that will take you in a minute to the top of the hill.  While rather expensive (800 HUF)...

Budapest Kisharang Etkezde Lunch Review

28 July, 2009

Kisharang Etkezde Another Lonely Planet recommendation – the central ‘Little Bell’ is an etkezde that is on the top of the list with students and staff of the nearby...