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|From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bron Gondwana)|
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 08:28:23 +1000
Caught a tram out to the Nazi rally grounds & congress building. Walked around until we found the great road[tm] - 60m wide and a couple of kilometres long! It was used for parades and propaganda. This was followed by the museum, though we hadn't left ourselves enough time to complete everthing. It doesn't help that most museums here have audio guides in English - just a little handset that you type a number into and then hold to your ear. It's really detailed and useful - even the German ones give a lot more information than the plaques on the items... unfortunately it slows things down, because I read a lot faster than I can listen, and that's a lot faster than the guides talk. Oh well. 5 hours on the train later (quite comfortable actually - we had reserved tickets, and had 3 seats to ourselves most of the way, so we could play cards and laze around a bit) we arrived in Vienna. Robert and Tina (from usenet again) picked us up and took us back for a few beers. Luckily the couch was available, so we didn't have to live in the apartment with no power or hot water. We also met their cats Filou and Medusa!
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