10/28/12 - 10/30/12 35 °F
Vienna was indeed beautiful. We walked to the Danube our last evening there. Years ago I remember late night drinking of vodka with some Soviet guy, who insisted to us, "my blood is like the Danube, running through my veins!" That was my only connection to the Danube until we got to Vienna. So glad to have another visual to associate with that river!
Today I really put the kids to the test as far as travel. This will be our only raeally brutal day of going from A to B. We have a 10 hour journey, including two different trains and one bus, to get from Vienna to Florence. We will will be only a few miles from Slovenia at one transfer point. Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia are all quite close as well. On the first train, the mountains, very snowy, are getting bigger and steeper, making the little towns look even more sweet.the quaintness of the towns is juxtaposed with a lot of mining activity. A lot.
Even though we face a long travel day, due to the fact that the overnight sleeper train for this route was sold out, we do get to see these amazing views! I don't know which mountains these are, but they are nice!