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I have transited through vienna around 15 times and happy to give you some tips on what to see during your 6 hour layoff. St.Stephens Platz church (start here. Its the city centre walk around for 2h you will see viennese operas, palace and shopping streets around. If you like cakes be sure to taste Sacher torta (shop not far from main opera) Schonbrunn ...


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As far as I've ever found there's not something exactly like what you want, but there are a few workarounds. Previously I used WorldMate, it's more of an upcoming trip tracker rather than a where I've been but it does show you some of where you've been. There's also TripIt which is similar. But they're both heavily skewed for planning and tracking future ...


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The City Airport Train will take you (close to) the center in just 16 minutes. It is however a lot more expensive than the regular train going the same way in just 10 or so minutes more. Each of the two trains runs every 20-30 minutes, so the fastest option depends on when exactly you arrive at the train station. From the terminal Wien Mitte-Landstraße you ...


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I wasn't intending to answer my own question, but as ever I hit on the right Google keywords just after posting and found one place: Photo by Adam.J.W.C., courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Macquarie Lighthouse, in Vaucluse at the eastern edge of Sydney, is Australia's oldest lighthouse and still operating to this day. Once every two months, on Sundays between ...


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Yes there is! Witt Hotels has some excellent information on Istanbul, which I have personally used and recommend reading. I have not used the Istanbul tourist pass or Museum pass myself as I did not deem it worthwhile for myself and based on the 'attractions' I wanted to see. Istanbul Museum Pass Public Transport Istanbul Kart for public transport To ...


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Try the Fog of World app for iOS. This displays satellite imagery of the world shrouded in fog; as you travel, the “fog” dissipates from your path, showing you where you’ve been. I believe you can also add photos to the map, although I’ve never tried that. I find it fun to keep track of my travels this way. Some caveats for this app: it uses your device’s ...


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This was exactly what dopplr.com used to do. When they went under, I threw together http://dopplr.org to allow for pretty much the same thing. It doesn't allow you to take notes, though. But I'm very open to suggestions on how to increase usability :) Edit: dopplr.org has a basic API that allows you to use your past and future travels in other places.


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Not really tourist attractions, per se, but the Marina Del Ray harbor is less than 10 minutes by taxi, and the Manhattan Beach Pier is about the same distance. Neither of those are constrained by times and a walk about admiring the 1%'s boating choices could be relaxing, I dunno. Marina del Rey at sunset | Photo courtesy of Shawn Park, Flickr Then there ...


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You'll need to have good timing for art events in Los Angeles after dark; there are few art museums open late, and mostly for special events on weekends, and mostly in the summertime. Many of the larger museums do stay open slightly later, to 7:30pm or 8pm, on certain nights of the week. But as commenters have noted, you may not savor the cross-town trek ...


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Yes. For example, only 16 minutes to central Vienna, so sightseeing in that interval is viable but what to see there seems to be a matter of opinion so off topic here.


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Since you've scoped your question to within "a few hours up or down the coast", there are several options. I'll limit myself to a 3-4 hours drive from Sydney CBD. You already found the Macquarie Lighthouse, so I'll skip that one. Barrenjoey Lighthouse Situated just over an hour north of Sydney, in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (note: park entry fees ...


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Venice is not necessarily an all indoors experience. From your hotel, it's a brisk walk to Piazza San Marco, and if you are up for a more arduous walk, check out the Lido (you'll need to take a ferry part of the way to get there). It's not too late in the season for swimming there and the beach is world class. But most of all, September is a great time to ...


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I too advise against Schönbrunn. I lived in central Vienna for a little while and feel you would be stressing yourself to go there in such limited time. And in any case it is less engaging than the city centre, being yet another (albeit an excellent example) grand palace.


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For the best view on the fields, take a tour. As the tour drivers check on the fields and keep each other updated, you have the best chance of seeing the best views of the fields. Most fields are 'harvested' as soon as all flowers are open, as the flowers are cut off to improve the growth of the bulbs to get a better flower next year. That means that most ...


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Moves is a very good app to track where you have been. It gives you a daily overview of your route on a map, the places you have visited and the distance you covered. I use it when on a city trip, so I can look up again the places I've visited. It does not drain your battery at all (at least not on my iPhone 5S), so definitely worth a try. edit: It also ...


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Note: Vienna is not very efficient airport, and there can be long walks involved between areas since it is badly planned and security can take some time if you are unlucky. As much as people here advise for the train to get to the city, If you want to go to Schönbrunn you may consider (budget allowing) just grabbing a pre-booked car transfer immediately, ...


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I would advise against Schloss Schönbrunn, it is in the West of the City, while the airport is in the east. It is quite far away from most of the other sights which are in the City. So i would suggest a quick tour round St. Stephan, Hofburg, Opera and maybe Museumsquartier. Another data point regarding the CAT (City Aiport Train), Taking a Taxi is still ...


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I recently put together a simple website to do exactly this. It's called Moment Mapper. It uses instagram photos that have been "added to the photo map". You log in with instagram and slowly your location enabled photos will trickle in and start appearing on the map. Any new photos you post on instagram will show up immediately. I'd love to have some ...


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If you are using the Google system of applications and mobile tools; it will automatically create a nice collection of related photos for you. If all you want is a nice "storybook" of your travels, this is another options that is available for free and (most importantly for me) does not require any input from you. It just happens in the background ...


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It also took me some time to find a viable provider but after tedious searching I found Travelog. Features Plan your future trips and look at popular destinations Log your planned trips on the go using their app Upload travel albums follow/get followed by other travellers It's a very good service except it lacks one fundamental feature; the ability to ...



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