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Arriving in Vienna with neither hotel reservation nor money

Arriving in Vienna with neither hotel reservation nor money

— When we arrived in Vienna we made a bee-line for the hotel reservation desk, only to have it occur to us that we had zero schillings. So Kirsten held a place in line and watched our bags while I ran upstairs to an ATM. I came back to find Kirsten had not moved at all in line. Reservations put us at the Pension Bosche (13, Keilgasse) for 335 ATS per person per night, plus 35 ATS fee (Kirsten and I split the fee, so 17,50 ATS) where we stayed for two nights.
First use of our Eurail passes, Paris to Vienna in one day

First use of our Eurail passes, Paris to Vienna in one day

— Friday morning we actually, really, truly, honestly got up at 6 a.m. We checked out of the hotel and took the RER and Metro to Gare de l’Est. We had our Eurail passes validated and found out we were too late to make reservations, which we tried to do on Thursday, but when we went to the station, Kirsten did not bring her ticket. In any event, we found seats in a six-person cabin in the smoking section, yet somehow we made the 13.