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... t come naturally to me at all and even find myself saying good morning in Italian - must try harder! In both villages of Ramsau and Burgeis (which was Austrian speaking even though in Italy) they have very few English speaking visitors so virtually nobody can speak English and no menus are in English, so sometimes it is pot luck. Generally I don't think the food in Germany is anywhere nearly as good as it as in Italy. The Italian food has a finesse that is sadly ...
I am waking at 5:30 each morning in Burgeis because that is when the cows start mooing outside my window and although I am on the second floor they make a good alarm clock. We have a heated indoor swimming pool here but it smells so strongly or chlorine I haven't wanted to try it so now I am leaving and won't ever know what it was like. After more than four weeks in Italy, today we moved on to Ramsau in Germany and won't be returning to Italy ...
So Austria (maybe Part 1) has become all part of the same trip, mainly because we haven't found much of interest (to us) along our chosen route, don't get us wrong, there are some interesting looking places and stunning scenery along the way but not enough to keep us interested... We may drop into the Northern Part of Austria / Vienna later in our trip, if not it may be somewhere we visit on another trip / holiday...
So we arrived in Austria on 05 June 2014 after our ...
Time is ticking so we are starting to become selective in what we are able to see. We could not resist nipping over the boarder from Austria to the Czech Republic though, to see Chesky Krumlov, the second biggest attraction after Prague. It turned out to be a beautiful medieval moat town. We had a great time exploring the town and surrounding ...
... of Vienna without humming a famous U2 song? I thought that a visit to the city would cure me of this infliction but it has done little to help. This is not where the music ends. It is also the home to a famous opera house which kindly provides a large screen televising live-performance operas. This unfortunately may have been enough to put me off exploring the world of opera further. The screeching was too much ...
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