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Austria

Its a Small World

sunny 16 °C

So here we are in Salzburg, there was no border crossing to get excited about just one big traffic jam that added an hour to our travels. Adam is getting the hang of right hand drive and our windscreen wipers are going on less and less and the blinker is being used properly. (being on the opposite side and all). We found our hotel, Hotel Turnerwirt, no problems and the parking situation is strict, that is park wherever you want. Our room is tiny, quaint, quirky all those kinds of words but we really like it. There is however one interesting situation in the bathroom. The toilet has a platform in it for your number two's to land on. It is awkward and quite confronting really. Adam thinks its great and Angela is not so sure. He have put on a photo.

Salzburg is busy and like a fairtytale. You can imagine hans christian anderson (yes I know he's danish) or someone like that writing about cinderella while sitting in one of the cafes/piazzas. It is all set in a valley and the mountains stand somewhat ominously around like a warm blanket. There are fortresses and castles up on the mountains that are there from the war and napoleonic times. Salzburg has heaps of tourists and yesterday proved what a small world it is.

We were feeling peckish and found an underground restaurant that looked like an army bunker and sat down and sampled some authentic austrian culture and red wine. Adam mentioned loudly to Angela about testing the bed (given our sore backs from Munich) and the diner across the aisle started laughing. Turns out he is an ex-gymea bay public school teacher and lives in Cronulla. He knows acquaintaces such as Don Winstrom. He was in Salzburg for an Opera Australia tour and had been in Munich the day before also. What are the odds?????

The red wine deserves a mention because of its silkiness and ability to get you relaxed quickly with its (very) moreish qualities. We continued wandering but everything was shutting up about 6pm. We had another quick coffee. Small this time but still big enough to fit your fist in with room to spare. We will master this coffee situation soon, hopefully.

Posted by Ange and Adam 22:23 Archived in Austria Tagged salzburg Comments (1)

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