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24th October 2006 • Dave

My Austrian Airlines flight from Heathrow landed in Vienna around fifteen minutes after six on Monday evening and by twenty-five to seven I was aboard a train heading into the city centre. Fourty-eight hours earlier Austrian Airlines was subjected to a fake bomb threat by a drunk German man who managed to force a Frankfurt bound service to return to the Austrian capital. However, all was quiet in Vienna on Monday evening.

This morning I ate porridge, managed 15KM on an exercise bike, spent an hour playing piano, read some news, and enjoyed some space to think.

All being well, this evening I hope to attend my first full-on opera! I do not claim to be a connoisseur of the art form, but the chance to attend a performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Vienna State Opera is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed!

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