In the days leading up to new year I travelled to Vienna with my Mum for four nights. There is so much to see and do and we enjoyed our time exploring the city the centre on the first night and following day:
This is the ceiling inside the Staatoper (Opera House)
And this is the view after 343 steps to the top of the south tower of St Stephan's Cathedral
The second evening we went to see a concert at the Musikverein
On the third day we went to the further away sights starting with the Summer Palace.
This is Hundertwasserhaus
And the Danube Canal
On our final day we took the two hour trip to the capital of Hungry, Budapest. Starting in Heroes Square
Then heading over to the hilly 'Buda' side and Fisherman's Bastion, giving great views over the parliament building on the opposite side
Then down to Pest and the incredible views of the Danube and Buda on the opposite side.
And enjoy the markets outside St Stephan's Basilica
That night a very packed Vienna enjoyed 'Silvester' the New Year's Trail with free concerts across the city.
And then we came home.
Next week work is flying me to Santiago, Chile to join Norwegian Sun for my next contract. Providing everything goes to plan it's going to be an incredible six months for travel and I look forward to updating my blog on my return!