Some time in July 2008 we narrowed down myriad of travel choices to Vienna (Wien in German).
I bought 2 European plug adapters from a hardware store. I was planning to charge photo-camera, camcorder and iPhone. All devices are now smart enough, and do not require a transformer.
Also I activated a 20MB international data for iPhone ($25 per month), so I would be able to check emails, access my stock trading account and look for directions on Google.
In the middle of July 2008 I finally decided to redeem my Delta miles into actual tickets. I had 140,000 mile accumulated from my trips to Mississippi. I logged in and discovered that I need only 150,000 miles to get tickets to Vienna for the second half of August. I had to buy 10,000 miles and with all the taxes 2 free tickets to Austria came up to just under $400.
I cut an August page out of wall calendar and on a large squares corresponding to each day I drew names of the cities or places we are planning to visit during this trip. Here is our European Tourney as planned on paper:
|14 Thu||Arriving to Vienna||22 Fri||Alps – Refugio|
|15 Fri||Staying in Vienna||23 Sat||Verona or Padua|
|16 Sat||Staying in Vienna||24 Sun||Venezia|
|17 Sun||Train to Salzburg||25 Mon||Venezia|
|18 Mon||Leaving to Linz||26 Tue||Undine, Villach or Spittal|
|19 Tue||Cortina’d Ampezzio||27 Wed||Back to Salzburg|
|20 Wed||Grandmother – Kollmann||28 Thu||Back to Vienna|
|21 Thu||Molveno||29 Fri||Plane to Boston|
Navigate through the List
- 01 European Trip 2008 to Austria and Italy – Preparations (2018/02/28)
- 02 Trip to Austria and Italy – August 13-14 – First Steps in Wien (2018/03/04)
- 03 Trip to Austria and Italy – August 15, 2008 – Wien (2018/03/08)
- 04 Trip to Austria and Italy – August 16, 2008 – Wien (2018/03/12)
- 05 Trip to Austria and Italy – August 17, 2008 – Salzburg (2018/03/16)