Did we have too many "wee drams" today?
And that gets me back to why I said "don't confuse Schengen with the EU."
Like you said, the UK and Ireland are part of the EU but not part of Schengen. Switzerland is not part of the EU but is part of Schengen.
So, if the average commoner thinks of them as two separate things, it makes life much easier. And don't we want life to be easy?
No, not a drop. Don't need it, just my sense of humour :) I'm not sure it crosses the pond well. As I say, we don't do simple here!
thank you again for all of your help!
i didn't quite make it into vienna. on the way there, the austrian flight was canceled and they put us on a lufthansa flight via FRA. we did take the train into frankfurt, and i'll share some pictures from that adventure.
the return was on austrian via VIE, but i didn't end up going into the city.