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|From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bron Gondwana)|
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 08:29:31 +1000
Got up very late due to previous night's excesses. Doh. We were planning to go to a palace maze, but went to the technology museum instead because it wasn't outside. Navigated the very broken underground train system (it's an old city, so routes make no sense. There was also a problem on one of the lines, so we had to take trams to work around the bit that wasn't running). There was heaps to see in the museum - though we spent too long in the cafe drying off and relaxing, so had to rush a bit. They had amazing tricky water wheels and big interconnected machine with water wheels, bells, whistles, flashing lights, etc - where each thing would set off the next - took about 5 minutes to get the water through to the other end. Ate dinner at the train station (even harder to buy real food to cook on Sunday). Wrote lots of postcards and put on the single 58c stamp as we were told. We have since discovered that postage to Australia is actually 1,09 EUR. The guy in the tourist office spoke good English, and had 3 chances to correct his mistake - and we were in Austria, so he had no excuse for mistaking the two coutries! You can guess by now that we're not really impressed with Vienna's tourist office - it was more a place to sell stuff to people than provide information... very commercial, and charging a commission to provide all sorts of tickets and reservations for things. The information side on the other hand seems really badly handled. Bah. But I've been told to stop telling all the bad things and talk about wonderful things instead, because that's what we're here for right (really, I do appreciate feedback - only about 2 of you regularly reply to these emails... I guess the automated looking nature of the messages doesn't help) Watched bits of movies on the TV back at Robert's - in German. They have a big enough audience to dub everything here. Sean Connery with a dubbed voice just doesn't cut it though... grr. What's the point of watching him if you can't hear the voice???
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