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This time last year I was sitting on a bus recovering from a night bringing in 2014 in Paris with my Contiki family. I was full of excitement for the adventures up coming and optimism for the year that lay ahead.
This year I am in Salzburg, Austria with my family! Mum and I stayed awake to see in midnight and boy was it worth it. Fireworks are legal for the public to buy and use here, so all night people all around the area ...
... We parked in the town and walked to the lake which was very nice in the sunshine.
At the lake there was a pontoon which was nice to walk out onto, the water was amazingly clear in the lake you could see right to the bottom. There was also a little swimming pool which was part of the lake but with steps down to it - I cant believe people actually swim in there!! It was iced over at the sides which shows how cold it is. Its very refreshing walking in the ...
... Its called the Festung Hohensalzburg and its very impressive. We went in and first went on an audio tour around some of the castle such as the torture chamber, gun stations on a long corridor and up into one of the highest towers to look over the city. We also saw a giant horn type device which was apparently used to wake up the town at dawn for work and then tell them when to go to bed!
... shopping at the market stalls and a bit more sightseeing. By the time we returned to the Advent market area, it was dark and the crowds had returned. It is great to see so many people out enjoying the season! The market stalls were selling some really yummy looking food, so Paige convinced us to give a fried dough with sauerkraut a try. It doesn't sound so great, but it was very tasty!
In the Rick Steves book, he ...
Which brings me onto the next point, we will ending our German adventure at Christmas. Jen's family are coming to visit over the Christmas holiday and are staying the flat, so we felt it would be the best time to make the long journey home. All we need now is some suggestions are to where to stay on the way back to Calais! But that's not for a long time now, plenty more adventures to be had here.