Category: Slovenia

Oct 11 2009

Vienna, Austria

Took a morning train to Vienna at 8.05am (29 Euros, 6 hours, switched train at Maribor). I walked from Ayda place and the walk + run took me almost 40 mins, I almost missed the train by just a minute.

Train Station
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This was my second time to Vienna. Vienna is quite pretty with some very nice looking buildings and architecture. Vienna’s downtown area is a UNESCO world heritage site and has a population of 1.7 millions people. Vienna is very touristy and things are quite expensive here.

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Karlskirche (St.Charles Cathedral)
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Kärntner Straße (a shopping avenue)
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Stephansdom (Gothic style building)
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Walked around Vienna for around 4 hours with my backpack. This is the longest I have walked with full gear on.
Opera House
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Took an evening bus 7pm from Vienna to Bratislava (7.7 Euro).
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Vienna and Bratislava are the closest capital in the world, around 80 km apart. The bus (Slovakline) is cheaper than the train which cost 14 Euros and took 1.5 hours.

Wy?wietl wi?ksz? map?
Arrived at Bratislava and found my way to Patio Hostel. I remembered they advertised the price on the web for 8 Euros but walk in price is 15 Euros. The receptionist is quite nice to borrow me the internet to do a reservation before checking in.

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Oct 09 2009

Ljubjlana, Slovenia

To readers out there, I am sorry I haven’t been updating the blog because I have been moving to different countries daily and don’t have time to write stuffs so far. I will update soon

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Took the 9am train to Ljubljana. (90 Krona, around 18 Euros, 2.5 hours). Got a last minute replied by Ayda so I did another couch surf there.
Ljubljana is a small city with around 250,000 people. Slovenia is a small country with just 2 millions people and many of those are immigrants from the balkans.

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Horse Burger is popular in Ljubljana (with horse meat,4 Euro)
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My host and her slovenian co workers
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By the river
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View from the castle

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Went for coffee with Ayda and Spela
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Couch
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Next day,

Since the normal ticket from Ljubljana to Vienna is around 60 Euros, I decided to try my luck on hitch hiking. Ayda dropped me at a highway, after spending some time standing a bus driver advised me to try to hitch hike at another location called Smelt. Took bus 7 and 8 there. After waited for almost 3 hours, I decided that today is not my day and went back to the train station and got a special ticket for tomorrow morning.
Unsucessful attempt to hitch hike to Vienna
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