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Last days in Paradise

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My last flight back home to Mississauga, Ontario from Vienna, Austria I thought should be simple, a non-stop 10:30am to 2:05pm flight with Air Canada for 9 hours and 35 minutes. The price did not matter because I was on my way home so it was $2995.27. In the end I am proud to say that I travelled a total of 28622 km/17786 miles for 21 days and I do not regret anything except that I left my pet fish Prince Bubbles with a good friend and he is probably very mad at me. Goodbye!

Toronto Pearson Airport

Toronto Pearson Airport

Posted by mromeiro96 19:06 Archived in Austria Comments (0)

Vienna, Austria

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My flight left at 6:30am from Krakow and arrived in Vienna, Austria at 11:15am making it a fight time of 4 hours and 45 minutes with Air Baltic for only $125.67. I stayed at the Renaissance Wien Hotel for $318.49 for two nights which has a great location across from the underground station for any transportation needs that are not within walking distance. I had arrived at my hotel around early enough in the day so after I settled down I made my way to Schoenbrunn Palace where the only female Hapsburg ruler, Maria Theresa lived with her family. It is a wonderful half day tour for only $12 to $19 where you get to see the apartments where each person had once slept and the large coronation hall and lovely gardens. Sunday morning I visited the Tiergarten which is a zoo started by ruler Maria Theresa’s husband Stephen, it carries over 750 animals like tigers, lemurs and more for an entry cost of $19 but it was well worth the value. The rest of my day consisted of being in the Museum of Fine Arts, filled with Egyptian and different European cultural art pieces created by masters who could not be compared to any other. With a museum on each side of this Kunsthistorisches Museum it is still the best according to all tourists. I wanted to see for myself so I took a little peek into the doors of the others and the Museum of Fine Arts definitely appeared the most creative and beautiful. Those masterpieces indeed ended my wonderful trip in Vienna and back into my regular routine.
Schoenbrunn Palace

Schoenbrunn Palace


Tiergarten Zoo Lion

Tiergarten Zoo Lion


Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

Posted by mromeiro96 19:05 Archived in Austria Comments (0)

Krakow, Poland

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My stay at the Wawel Hotel was very nice and not too pricey being altogether $300 for my three night stay. Due to my late afternoon almost evening arrival I took a short walk to the Wawel Cathedral, paying only $3 to enter and get a little background on Polish history of monarchs and others important figures in their history, it was quite nice and very interesting. After viewing some of the cathedral I spent the little bit left of my evening at Cafe Philo having a little dinner and just relaxing.
Wawel Cathedral

Wawel Cathedral

The next morning I had the whole day dedicated to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. I had always wanted to go and it was an experience of a lifetime. It was very sad to walk through most of it, all you want to do is respect the grounds and walking through that part of history and seeing the gore and fear left behind, it was gruesome and life changing. On Friday I visited the Rynek Glówny known as the largest medieval Market Square in Europe and the center of the Old Town. While strolling through Rynek Glówny it is a short distance to St. Mary’s Basilica, a gothic church built in the 13th century which you can enter for $2. The last location I wanted to visit was the Wieliczka Salt Mine, which actually a UNESCO world heritage site. It is an amazing temple completely carved out of salt and it really is a place I will not forget visiting. That was a great end to my trip in Poland.
Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorials

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorials

Rynek Glówny (Medieval Square)

Rynek Glówny (Medieval Square)

St. Mary’s Basilica

St. Mary’s Basilica

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Posted by mromeiro96 19:01 Archived in Poland Comments (0)

Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Today I am on my way to Monte Carlo, Monaco and I will be arriving late. This will be a boring travel considering I have to first take the bus then a plane and another bus and it is all just annoying. First I will go to the Rio airport, then get on a TAP Portugal airplane for 13hours and 30minute flight which is actually quite cheap and I will arrive at the Nice airport and take a 42minute bus ride to Monte Carlo with an overall cost of $729. I will then be staying at the Metropole Hotel & Resort after travelling for about 17 hours at a rate of $706 per night which is around the same price as my flight but I will still stay two nights which makes the cost $1441.
I don’t really have my days planned out for what I’m going to do in Monte Carlo but I’ve got a few ideas like shopping at Le Metropole Shopping Center which is within walking distance. Then I’ll probably go on a nice walk on Monaco’s most famous beach Larvotto beach which is full of pebbles instead of sand. The next morning I was thinking of the Casino Square, which is within walking distance of my hotel and includes a large casino and many restaurants and cafes in the area as well. Close by to there is La Salle Garnier Opera House which I would love to just have a little glance inside the magnificent structure. One of my days probably the first one will consist of visiting Les Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo which is translated to “The Sea Baths of Monte-Carlo.” This is the most well known spa in Monaco and probably the largest one floor royal spa with a gym, spa treatments, salons and restaurants.
Le Metropole Shopping Center

Le Metropole Shopping Center


Larvotto Beach

Larvotto Beach


Casino Square

Casino Square


La Salle Garnier Opera House

La Salle Garnier Opera House

Posted by mromeiro96 18:32 Archived in Monaco Comments (0)

Prague, Czech Republic

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I took a plane from Munich to Prague in Czech Republic. The price of a long train ride versus a one hour flight was priced around the same for $130 therefore I decided on the plane ride. My flight with Czech airlines departed at 9:35am and arrived at 10:45am. I had always thought that Czech sounded really cool and just wanted to go there for the sake of saying I went there but it was actually a nice place and I definitely do not regret my choice of visiting. I stayed at the Lokal Inn Prague which was an amazing 4 stars and $364 for my two night stay. This hotel has the best location because it was close to many of the largest tourist attractions in Prague. Anyways, my early arrival allowed me to see some of the city as soon as possible. I began with the St. Vitus Cathedral (Chrám svatého Víta) and wow it was so nice with the gothic architecture everywhere it was a lot to take in I had no idea where to look first. After that sight I went to the Charles Bridge which was swarming with tourists. I had a good time, strolling through the area I bought some souvenirs while admiring the beautiful culture of the bridge and old town which it led to.

St. Vitus Cathedral (Chrám svatého Víta)

St. Vitus Cathedral (Chrám svatého Víta)


Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

The next morning I planned to spend all day or however long I wanted at Prague Castle, known as the largest castle in the world and where the Czech president lives but is also a tourist attraction. The castle covers a large area and being there for more than a thousand years who would not want to thoroughly visit it and enjoy its originality. I slept in Prague for my last night and the next day at 2:25pm I was on my plane to Krakow, Poland. 3 hours and 15 minutes later at 5:40pm I arrived here in Krakow, Poland costing only $278.70.

Prague Castle

Prague Castle

Posted by mromeiro96 18:54 Archived in Czech Republic Comments (0)

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