22.10.2010 - 26.10.2010
The next stop would be my final in Europe as I headed back to Vienna to catch up with friends before heading back to South America. Vienna would be a chance to relax and enjoy the nightlife as this was also the independence weekend of Austria and thus a four day weekend for everyone. The weekend started off with a house party for my friend’s birthday that saw about 100 people arrive and turn the giant house into chaos. With all the beer finished and people starting to crash we finally kicked the last of the people out at 7am in the morning – with everyone having a good time. The next day was a bit quieter and after a quick walk around the city it was time to relax before heading out once again.
Sunday saw a brief change as I was lucky enough to get to an ice hockey game once again. I had been warned here that the standard might not be as good and early on in the game they were certainly struggling a bit with their stick work. However this did improve and the overall the game turned out to be quite good, once again finishing 4-1 including some really awesome goals. After this we headed out to one of the bars in the square and spent most of the night talking to the bar owner and sampling the options of scotch that they had.
The next day was the independence day so we headed down to the parliament to have a look at the parade, which appeared to be more of a military recruiting exercise but was interesting all the same. That night saw us once again head out to a cool little café bar right on the river for a few drinks to celebrate my friends actual birthday and wind up what had been a big weekend. With a little time left the next day I wandered around the city briefly before having one last schnitzel and saying goodbye to Europe, looking ahead to South America once more.