Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Travel girl's Salzburg Summary

Oh Salzburg.

Salzburg, a charming, pictureque city in Austria. I spent 3 days here which I felt was more than enough time. The city is so small, you can easily see the city in two days.

I took a train from Vienna to Salzburg. The train left at 8:05. On the nose.



The train was pretty empty and I had a compartment to myself most of the journey.



I took my own picture. What. A. Dork!



Beautiful scenary along the way.




I loved my hotel in Salzburg. The staff so friendly and the breakfast outstanding.
My room was damn cute and ya gotta love the twin bed;)




A walk through the city.














The hotel has a small bar. I met a couple from Australia and 2 couples from England. We sat around, drank and chatted about healthcare, politics and our travels. They were all suprised to learn that I traveled alone.

The Brits took pity on me and encouraged me to go with them on a tour of the salt mine.

I happily accepted.

Since I was a single, I sat in front of the small bus. Oh, but lookie what I saw.








New friends.


I got back in just enough time to do my tour to Salzkammergut. I was the only tourist on this tour. It was fabulous.
It's a gorgeous place but most shops were closed as they were taking a break before the busy Christmas market.










I was prepared for snow with clothing just not my shoes. What a dope huh?
I slipped so many times on my tour. F!
By the time I got back to the hotel, I was WAY over the snow!

The advantage to traveling off season is the cost is significantly lower.
However, you must be willing to put up with the weather.

Travel girl's star rating for Salzburg:
****

Now go out and see the world!


2 comments:

Soxy Deb said...

Oh if I could I would. Those are some awesome pictures. The town looks so lovely. Quaint. And the first shot of what looks like 'row houses' with all the pretty colors is gorgeous. The whole city looks beautiful.

Julie said...

Omigosh how pretty. I love being a world traveller now!

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