We started our day with a wonderful European breakfast at the pension.
Then we were on the road heading off to Vienna. We stopped for a coffee break after crossing the border into Austria and as the wifi hadn’t been working at the pension, I took advantage of the free wifi and uploaded two blog posts. I also downloaded my email but didn’t read it until we were on the road again. To my surprise, I had a bank notification of a $5000+ transaction on my visa at Emirates. Knowing that wasn’t me, we immediately pulled off the road and I called Visa in Canada. Apparently, I had purchased tickets from Emirates Airlines. NOT! The fellow on the phone was excellent – cancelled my card and notified security to take the charge off the account. No idea where the card was compromised as I have only used it in ATMs and at one major hotel. Definitely advise anyone to set up alerts on their accounts as it was good to know about this immediately.
We carried on through the beautiful Austrian countryside – so picturesque! Despite all our admiration, we didn’t take any pictures. We will be sure to do so when we leave Vienna.
Petula again performed well and took us directly to our VRBO in Vienna where we were met by the owner, Leo. The VRBO is newly renovated and will be a great home base for our 4 nights in Vienna.
After finding a parking garage for Petula and a relaxing glass of wine, we went just down the street to a Gasthaus for dinner. It was typically Viennese and very good.
Now to plan our adventures for tomorrow.
I found out on Tuesday that my VISA had been compromised! I had someone trying to pay for hotels on expedia. The bank put a warning on my card and wouldn’t let me make any purchases.