… it seems so long ago that we were here before!
01.01.2010 - 01.01.2010 9 °C
After a noisy night (it seems that in Vienna the letting off of fire crackers on new Years Eve goes well into the new year, we were still hearing them around 2am) we had a slow start to our morning and checked out of the hotel around 10am. With not enough time to go into town and look around some more we decided to just wander around the area where our hotel was. It really wasn't much of a tourist area, but was interesting all the same.
We found a sports complex that had 3 soccer fields, numerous tennis courts (a lot of them were enclosed in inflatable type domes, ten-pin bowling, handball courts and more. We also found several large churches that Cathy was able to photograph.
At 12 we left for the airport and while we had been told by the hotel reception that they would book us airport transfer that cost 32 euro it turns out the taxi they organised knew nothing of that rate and it cost us 48 euro instead, a bit more expensive, but still worth not having any hassle with bags on and off several different forms of public transport.
Our flight to London actually left right on time and got to London slightly early and then it was onto the Airport Hopper bus which took us to our hotel on the outskirts of the airport precinct.
We decided to head off into central London for tea and have a final very quick look around, this involved a bus from near the hotel to a nearby station and then the underground the rest of the way – getting us directly to Leicester Square and Chinatown.
Later back at the hotel we got our bags organised for the next leg of the trip.