17 July 2009

Through the Day

7:30am
Wake up and head down from our apartment in Vienna to find some breakfast.
7:45am
Find a delicious breakfast of Vienna Melange and some pastries.
8:15am
Return to apartment to get cleaned up and watch some BBC News.
9:15am
Check out of apartment and get 50 Euro deposit back despite my ring around the tub I left from getting the daily grime off of me.
10:00am
Catch train from Vienna to Graz while passing through the Semmering…Pass. Take in the beauty of the only railroad line on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
11:20am
Still on the train taking time to write the day’s blog post while sitting in ÖBB Business First Class. Contemplate how many people travel first class but still sleep in hostels and decide it’s probably just Kristen and I. Continue looking out the window taking in all the forests, chalets, cows and ski hills we’re passing. At the same time I’m listening to Nick Drake’s Northern Sky which provides a good soundtrack to my journey.
1:00pm
Arrive in Graz. Look for Arnold Schwarzenegger to no avail.
4:00pm
Arrive in Maribor, Slovenia, look for our hotel.
5:00pm
Still looking.
6:00pm
Still looking.
6:10pm
Found the hotel, no one is there. Stand in front like idiots for 20 minutes before giving up and walking the two miles back to city center.
7:00pm
Find a new hotel. Hotel is apparently and old dorm room. We pretend that we’re back at San Diego State.
8:00pm
Eat McDonald’s, not because we’re homesick but rather it is the only place that serves food that is open in Maribor.
9:00pm
Finish seeing the last of all ten or Maribor’s sights to see.
10:00pm
Day ends.

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