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p1130407-w250-h250.jpgHuth ristorante da moritz, 6 Schellinggasse

We had dinner at Huth damoritz before seeing the Wiener Staatsballet perform  Dornroschen (The Sleeping Beauty) at the Vienna Opera House. The concierge at our hotel made a reservation for a very early dinner before before the ballet which started at 7 PM.

p1130408-w250-h250.jpgHe emphasized the address, as there were a couple of different Huth restaurants on that street. When...

p1130533-w250-h250.jpgNautilus Fischrestaurant
Am Naschmarkt 673

p1130531-w250-h250.jpgAfter our final session at the Tanzschule we decided to accompany our instructors to the Naschmarkt where they were headed to do their grocery shopping. After cruising around the various stalls and picking up some supplies for our train trip to Salzburg next day, we joined friends for lunch at Nautilus.

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p1130312-w500-h500.jpgGriechenbeisl, Fleischmarket 11

p1130309-w500-h500.jpgThe Griechenbeisl restaurant is located in a historical building that is hundreds of years old. According to the restaurant description, the 1350 City of Vienna register, this building was listed as the home of a rich citizen and knight-commoner Lienhart Poll. By 1447 it was mentioned as an inn called “Zum Gelben Adler” or the  Yellow Eagle. From this time on, though the...

p1130399-w500-h500.jpgCommunication is so important and yet it is impossible to be able to speak the language of every country one visits. Here is my story  about my duvet dilemma - and how the inability of me and the housekeeping staff to communicate in either German or English caused some funny moments and nearly cleared out the Hilton linen supplies. Well- not quite.Well- not quite....

The Hilton Vienna- my room

My home from home for 11 nights was the Hilton Vienna at Am Stadtpark 1. I managed to find a reasonable room price through Orbitz. Overall I liked almost everything about it - location, comfort and the staff. My room  was large and very comfortable- perfect for a stay of 11 nights. The desk was spacious and there was lots of storage space.

p1130095-w500-h500.jpgHaving made the spontaneous decision to join the group for Waltz Week in Vienna, I now had to figure out the best way to travel there. I went through a number of options on the Air Canada and Aeroplan web sites hoping to use points for the air travel, checked out Expedia, Orbitz, Kayak ... and realized that in February with the risk of winter storms, I did not want to be booked on any routes that involved transfers through the North...

At ReviewFromTheHouse we are now using the Disqus comment system which permits you to comment either as a member, anonymously, or as a guest. In the latter 2 cases when you write a comment you do not need to provide your email  address nor a password but just click the box that says "comment as a guest." The comment section appears at the end of the full post. It's always great to get feedback whether you agree with my reviews or not, so this post links to my theatre, food, travel and dance blogs.

On this Black Sea journey on the MV Aegean Odyssey, the big treat of the stop in Odessa, Ukraine was a private ballet performance by the State Academical Opera and Ballet Theatre for the travelers of the MV Aegean Odyssey, at the Odessa National Opera House. The two-part show consisted of a classical ballet – Les Sylphides (Chopiniana) and The Carmen Suite, a ballet set to a modern adaptation of Bizet’s music.

Les Sylphides is described as a short non-narrative ballet choreographed...

Before dinner on the previous evening Professor David Tompkins of Carleton College gave a talk on Odessa, the Multicultural Jewel of the Black Sea. As he told us, Odessa is one of the youngest of the great European cities, having been founded by Catherine the Great in 1794, after the Russians pushed south into the northern Black Sea coastal areas that was under the control...

The cumulative effect of much less than my usual 7 hours of sleep and two half-day, group excursions yesterday left me really tired and less than enthusiastic about the prospect of the two half-day excursions in Sevastopol. As well it was grey, chilly and raining. So while most of the passengers went off on the morning excursion, I opted for a Swedish...

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