Vienna & Salzburg
29.08.2008 - 03.09.2008 28 °C
What a beautiful place!! Austria has been such a fantastic spot to travel through with such postcard-perfect scenery. Absolutely loved it.
Vienna was a beautiful city even though I dont really feel like ive seen a lot of it, or Salzburg either really because ive been quite sick with the flu for the last few days. I did manage to get to a Mozart symphony with ballet & opera at the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna which was fantastic!! Well worth the euros for a nice cultured girls night out (that didnt involve alcohol for once!) The hostel wasnt too bad...loud and never slept of course but some of the other girls on Busabout which were on a different floor to me had bed bugs in their room all over the beds and they pretty much got eaten alive - yuK! I would have had some nasty words to say about that to the staff there, but when it was brought up with them they didnt even really care. So bad.
Salzburg has been by far one of my favourite spots, so pretty and so relaxing! I definately seem to prefer the smaller towns to the bigger cities - easier to navigate ur way around them which is a lot less stressful if u lack any sense of direction like I do!! Plus the streets are less crowded and ppl barge into u with elbows less haha. Yesterday I did a tour of the ice caves which were awsome as I expected...HOWEVER...nobody mentioned the fact that getting to the damn ice caves involved a bloody mountain hike through the Austrian Alps and a cable car that went up practically vertical at the side of the mountain about 1700m! of course once ur there u have no choice but to grin & bear it but oh my god ive never been in so much pain in my life. Made the huge schnitzel I ate at the end of the day oh so good. And the view was absolutely stunning, u pretty much feel like ur standing in the middle of a postcard it was insane.
Well internet time is running out...off to Munich today where im sure there will be no rest at all!!!!