Alpenresidenz Ballun Spitze
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... nothing really - enjoying the site, the sun shine & cool crisp breeze. We have less than 3 weeks left travelling (how will we adjust to reality?) I'm loving Austria, I'll admit I had my reservations, and Paul says it never really figured in his thoughts as a place to visit but we've been here 2 weeks now. The Austrian's are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. They speak good English (which helps as we have ...
... the main town of Mals. Here I come across another--much uglier--fortress: a concrete dome in the middle of the field that looks like a grim reminder of another war: World War II. Mals is a larger towns, with all the shops I need to stock up on supplies--and some cool towers to give it some character. I've gotten my second wind and am really enjoying this Superhike once again. However, I'm getting the feeling that this is a ...
... what I suspected is true: a village had to be flooded when the dam was built, and this church tower is all that is left to the eye from this now underwater town. It seems both sad and poetic... The sun is setting as I reach my third village of Curon Venosta. Here I give into temptation, and opt for a warm bed again instead of camping out. It does seem to be a lot colder on this side of the mountain for some reason. And so ends a beautiful ...
... And yet, they were conquered. This bridge was the link, the first step in getting across this fierce river, then up the cliffs, across the pass and on to the kingdoms on the other side. Of course, there's a video clip (one of my favorites to date), across the bridge, and up the trail on the far side. Once I reach the highway partway up the mountain, I'm faced with my own challenge. This highway does not look very pedestrian friendly as it chisels, ...
... research first before settling on the hostel, and wander around in the dark, using a map given to me by the tourism office in Prutz. Turns out the prices quoted on the map are a little different than the ones they give me at the door. Finally I figure the hostel is my best bet, so I head back across town to look for it. Turns out, I get my own cozy room, so it all ...
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