|Kiev International airport|
For the travel part, I have heard so many bad comments about the service on Ukrainian Airlines for the past year, that i was pleasantly surprised when our flights through Kiev, including the transit went completely smoothly with no major delays or unpleasant surprises. The Kids slept almost during the whole flights and we arrived to Vienna early morning with all our luggage and well rested.
|CAT Vienna train|
The first day was spent on getting acquainted with our surroundings, walking to the old city and trying our first Viennese deserts and hot chocolate. The long walk was tiring for my 5 year old (note to self: next time to bring my baby stroller, so he can have a rest while the older ones walk around!) but we were able to keep him going, inventing stories about castles, witches, kings and queens. Vienna's old city surroundings is a perfect set for fairy tales and mystery with the old castles, cobblestone streets and lights that it was easy for us to keep him interested and awake.
With the 3 hours difference with Yerevan, we were already exhausted around 5pm and decided to end the day.
It is much better to rent a house when traveling with kids; it is cheaper, you have more space for the kids to relax, play, read, sleep and play without bothering others. You can fill your kitchen with local snacks and delicious new things to try without going bankrupt. So on our way back to our apartment, we did some shopping at a nearby supermarket and finally arrived to the place where everyone chose his/her corner to have some quiet time and sleep.
For this trip, we decided to try different places and districts, so the first two days, we will be in the city center, district 1 of Vienna, experiencing the museums, the old town and open air concerts and markets in preparation of the new year!
|view from our balcony|