It was a comfortable 5 hour train trip from Prague to Vienna. We easily found our way on public transportation to our AirBnB on Plenergassestrasse. It is less than a mile from the flat of our Austrian sailing friends from “Risho Maru”. We then walked to Risho Maru’s flat and got a wonderful warm greeting and a lovely dinner.
The next morning we all went for a walk to Turkenschantz park for the first day of the holiday Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt). We had spiked punch, roasted chestuts and a delicious gingerbread cake. Later that day, on the way to the see the Marriage of Figaro at the Staatsoper, Mark and I stopped at a really big Christmas market at Rathausplatz.
We had terrific seats at the opera –first row box seats in the first balcony, but not together. The opera was just wonderful and we both enjoyed every minute. After the opera, we had dinner at Cafe Landtmann (one of Freud’s old favorites). The next morning we flew to Istanbul, where we are now.