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Arrived In Montréal

This afternoon I arrived in Montréal. Maria picked me up at the métro station Berri-Uqam, the final stop of the L’Aérobus. She spoiled me with home made Gulasch for lunch! We took the bus to the university where I got a short campus tour–including the Thursday evening beer 4@7.

HEC Montréal

In the evening we walked down Rue St-Denis to Rue Ste-Catherine E. We were just strolling around downtown and enjoyed the city. Here are the pics.

Summerticket Started

Since yesterday the summer ticket of the Austrian Federal Railways is valid, I’m quite busy with traveling. Our first trip led us to Leopoldsberg and Kahlenberg (in Vienna), one of my most favorite places in Austria. Have a look at the pictures! We enjoyed dinner at (my favorite) Asian restaurant Toka Lee in Grinzing. After dinner we split up – some went home; my three American guests and I went to Prater (see also prater.at and Wikipedia) to see the famous Giant Ferris Wheel (see also Wikipedia).

Our plans for today were quite busy: After their visit of the Schönbrunn Palace we met at Naschmarkt to have a Kebap for lunch. At 1pm we had a guided tour in the Vienna State Opera. Before we had the next guided tour at the Parlament, we walked to see Heldenplatz (Hero’s Square), Hofburg (Imperial Palace), Ballhausplatz, Bundeskanzleramt (Chancellor’s Office), Minoritenkirche, Burgtheater (Imperial Court Theater), University of Vienna and Rathaus (Town Hall). Straight after the Parlament we walked Kohlmarkt and Graben to St. Stephans Cathedral. After a short break at Starbucks in Kärtnerstraße, we took the tram to Belvedere Palace, which was our last thing to do before we had dinner at Reinthalers Beisl. It was a busy, but nice day!


Since we enjoy some good stage performance and traveling, we decided to spend a couple of days in Berlin and watch the Musical “Elisabeth”, which is performed at the “Theater des Westens” (Wikipedia, in German available only). We are traveling overnight by train because of the very cheap rate which is offered by the Austrian Federal Railways.

Pete and I are meeting in the next few days to figure out a rough plan to cover the activities we are interested in. I’m looking forward to another great trip!

Header photo “Brandenburger Tor und Pariser Platz” by Thomas Wolf, www.foto-tw.de