OH EM GEEE. It has been a century!!!! Finally, the last city recap that I visited! 😀
asli ngakak gw liat kaos ini!
Oct 1.st 2015
Taking train from Prague Hvl and the train was very nice much better than Rj that took us from Berlin to Prague. Even the toilet was nice, just like one in a hotel.
Arrive at noon time there we go again figuring out how to get to hotel, buy the daily pass Ubhan Ticket for Euro 7 then took train from the Hopbanhoft to the closet station and dragging our luggage down to the corner.
We stayed where the immigrants live, so all those Asia look were all around, east, west as well as the restaurants. y’ know what I mean.
Another hour, we were picked up by our local tour guide who happened to be in town for a business meeting and managed his very busy time to see us :). First thing he said :
“C.A.P.E.K Y.A?” (yes, in Bahasa Indonesia). Bolak balik angkat koper, menurut ngana, meinherr?
Then,he took us for walking tour. While walking from our hotel to the Pilgramgasse Ubhan station, he keept mumbling :
“jauh amat sihhh hotel kelen! bukannya nanya gw sebaiknya nginap di mana!”
*dalam hati* “perasaaan gw udah ngomong dari email kedua deh mau kesini”
*ciehhh inget nih yeee* 😀
Actually from Pilgramgasse, the closest train station to city center (KARLSPLATZ) was only 2 stations away.
*ish…masih jauhan Orchard Station ke Bugis Station, deh, mein herr* –“
Since he was in hurry and very tall, it was a challange for us to keep up with his steps and I kind was out of breath! But the good thing, the wheather was nice! quite warm.
Out from Karlsplatz Ubhan Station is Wiener Staatsoper (the opera house). We had a walking tour in Main places and he sowed us where the start line for Vienna City marathon (Nooooo! cant stand at the word marathon at that time and ended up at Figlmuller which is famous with the Wienerschnitzel.
(kalau kata Prasti, Chicken Katsu-nya Hoka-Hoka Bento sih!!)
While waiting for our food, we had talk from Jalan Tikus Pamulang (he literally said it! J.a.l.a.n T.i.k.u.s) and of course some tips to enjoy the city during our limited time.
Potato Salad and Schnitzel
After few mins of quick conversations, we bid farewell as he had to go back to his city.
Back to Firgmuller, it has two stores and both located in alley. The two restaurants, owned by the same person. If our local guide didnt take us here, we might not find it. o well, it took a while, bit challenging perhaps.
And do try its potato salad! The best! gee, my mouth is watering when I write this!
Anyway, there was a funny story in this restaurant. Shortly after we had our seat in the restaurant, our guide ordered the food in Deutsch (of course). Then the food arrived after he left. The waiter asked (also in Deutsch). Kira-kira gini deh terjemahannya:
Him: “Kalian pesan ini kan?”
Kami : “Iya! itu daging sapi kan? atau ayam?yang penting bukan BABI kan?” tadi temen kami pesannya apa?” *panik* —> 20 Euro booo! Bisa jatuh miskin kalau harus mesan lagi! 😀
Him: (muka ragu) “Iya dink sapi (terus nyengir)” and he pointed his name tag to us that said “AVD QDR”
Adek gw: “ngapain dia nunjukin name tag-nya ya?”
gw : “(kalau dia anak Betawi) namanya ABDUL KADIR Cuyyyy….he told us he also a Muslim and doesn’t eat pork!” Short of telling us that he is also a muslim. Perhaps.
After we had our very late lunch, then off we went to the famous prater by taking Ubhan to Pratestern Station.
The surroundings is very nice!!!! I don’t wanna go home!!! Please assign me to wien’s branch, dear boss!
The company where I work has a sub branch in this city,ya tapiii ngga mungkin lah brayyy. Japan company gitu lho 😉
Anyway, the ferris wheel was once,the highest ferris wheel in the world! Who doesnt love ferris wheel?
And owh, if you watch Before Sunrise, this is where Julliet kiss Ethan Hawke
*sayang kuku gw udah patah patah di Prague*
I was hoping I met Ethan Hawke over here, taking his throwback trip. Oh well! 😉 .
We went back to city center again, in doubt about buying standing ticket in the opera house or not, but decided not! Buy dinner in the Kebab Stall and there were supermarkets near the station. They sell fancy food and drink! There went my Euro coin. Purchasing cute food, snack and beverage which I will not find one in Jakarta. Kayak anak kecil ya! Tapi lucu-lucu lho snack and beveragenya! Bedalah sama seven eleven atau Lawson.
The next morning taking a U bhan (And heyyy! unlike in Berlin, its Ubhan lines was easy peasy lemon squash for me!) agak pinter lah gw disini. Ya iyalah, kotanya juga lebih kecil 😀
One thing surprised me that iI saw many moslems (from Turkey probably) around. There was always at least a hijaber in the train…..like,literally. To note. I took this trip before the refugees crisis became very serious that changed many aspects of European people and I think including the new elected president(s).
This is was the nicest station I saw during my trip. look like one in Cirebon or Central Java,isn’t it? Schönbrunn Station.
Love the Tile
We went to one of the landmark in this city, the beautiful Schloss Schönbrunn to have our morning run.
can you see a Berlin Marathon finisher?
The palace is a summer residence for the imperial family members. What I mean by beautiful is VERY beautiful!!! I wonder what is it felt being princess centuries ago and lived at palace. No need kejar kejaran Commutter Line pastinya.
The palace is also famous for its Maze Park and Glorriet. Climb the Glorriet , you can see the city from top, unfortunately we didn’t run that far . If you watch 99 Cahaya di Langit Eropa, the last screen was taken from Gloriet.
We went back to hotel and came back with proper clothes! To update our Path/Instagram account off course! 😀
It was 9 am something, the palace was full of tourist already.
Go figure from what country of the tourists that annoy me the most! –” Grrrhhh!
We didnt come to see inside the palace, Riefa did the following days and he said you cant’ take pictures inside.
The Firdaus sisters (ala ala The Sungkars yee)
Gloriette on the Top
Then pack our bag again heading to the Hopbanhoft. The one night
#eh trip somehow not my style. capek bo! faktor U .Kurang puas pun! I
didnt have time to see Danube River. The thing I regret later! probably there was poetry by the river bank who would wrote me a poem like in Before Sunrise the movie!
Our local guide was right and he was rambling all the time….
“Bisa bisanya kalian cuma satu malam di Wina” (he said it in English,btw)
gw jawab dalam hati : “biar ada alasan untuk kembali” #eaaaaaaaa
Hopefuly i’ll see Danube, next time from Budapest perhaps. *amin*
I have thing for rivers, mungkin saya jelmaan ikan pesut atau dugong kalik dulunya ya? I was reincarnasi from Dugong. During my short visit to Banjarmasin 7 yrs ago, I pushed myself to Sungai Barito first thing in the morning!
It was a nice short visit, tho! I forgot to buy a Vienne Fridge magnet and/or a post card!!!! But at least my sister had Starbuck Tumbler with “VIENNA” written on it. Oh em gee, what is it with Starbuck Tumbler sih???? seriusan deh :))
Anyway, up until now, I keep blaming my sister of having a one-night-trip to Vienna and she kept answer this.
gw: “ngapain sih bikin iternari cuma sehari. Mending skip Vienna nambah sehari di Prague ato Munich kan??”
adek gw :“yeee…daripada loe ngga ketemu sama temen loe. Penasaran lagi seumur hidup!!” *nyolot*
gw: bener juga sih…
So, wonder how our local tour guide look like?
candid by sister
yoiiii, finally I met in a person with Peter Jr, Opa peter’s son. Tampak belakang aja yaw :)) I haven’t asked his permission to post his picture here. Udah lama ngga ngobrol.
Cakep juga sih dese. #prikitiwwww
Here for more pictures in Wien. Will keep new photos posted.
Wokeh, that’s the last city recap of my 2015 Europe trip! Don’t know when I’ll be back to Europe again! If I do, I want to have another throw back trip in Rome and want to see Cordoba looks like! Until my next long haul trip, to the other side of the world! (on which, only heaven knows when!)