We arrived in Perchtoldsdorf after being in the car for seven and a half hours. What a drive!
I’m a little ashamed of how much we’ve relied on McDonald’s during this road trip, but this post wouldn’t be complete without telling you about what can only be described as a super McDonald’s, which was our half-way lunch break.
It had 3 separate children’s playgrounds. One surrounded by tables for parents watch and eat at the same time. One with basketball hoops, an obstacle course (with a timer so you could race) and exercise bikes hooked up to some sort of game. There was free to use iPads, a fireplace, a balcony, self service machines, the works.
Enough of that. Back to Perchtoldsdorf – a suburb of Vienna, about 30 minutes drive from the centre. We checked in to a quiet B&B. It was the cheapest accommodation we could find, but it was really nice. All our bases were covered – free parking, free in-room wifi, free breakfast, our own shower (though there was a shared toilet), and a large, comfortable bed.
We went for a walk around town looking for somewhere to eat, but everything was expensive or closed, so we went back to the B&B and had dinner in the restaurant downstairs. We were the only people there.
Then came the bedtime routine, work, sleep, breakfast, more work, then we left on the last leg of our road trip – back to Budapest. Our accommodation tonight is on the Buda side, which is good because we’ve only visited there once. Then tomorrow we’re off to Russia!
Thanks for following along on our short little euro-road-trip. I’ll hand the microphone back to Talia, now.