Sunday 23 October 2011


AIREST at Vienna Airport

The Danube runs through the middle of Vienna city. It was initially set up by the Romans as a fortification against the Germanic Tribes. One year the winter was acutely severe and the Danube froze over. The tribes crossed the river and within 40 days Rome was burning. Austria and its capital Vienna saw many a political ups and downs until the Habsburgs built an empire in the 1700s in which the sun never set. But World War One and Two severely affected the country till 1950 when it was set free as an independent nation once again. During the cold war Austria was the buffer between the free Europe and the Soviet dominated countries.

Anyways the hot steaming cup of tea at 7AM in the morning chill at the Airest was extremely welcome and refreshing after the night long flight.

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