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In den tour-freien U2-Jahren muss man auf Alternativen ausweichen.
Seit Tagen/Wochen wurde drüber spekuliert und seit heute steht fest: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN spielt ab Mitte März 4 Konzerte (Zeit genug für mehr wäre vorhanden) in Australien.
Stationen sind Brisbane, Sydney, Victoria und Melbourne:
14.03.13 Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
18.03.13 Sydney, Allphones Arena
... attraction at Innsbruck is the Golden Roof. The roof of a building is foiled with gold and is a nice backdrop to the huge lit-up Christmas tree in the centre of town. Both needing a new pair of pants, we ducked into the local H&M and spent around €20 each on a pair. With the shopping done, we noticed lots of young people walking into a make-shift bar selling this hot punch for €2 each. We decided to check it ...
... past when a show was on. Guys were on unicycles doing really cool tricks, some even with fire. A small group of girls did an ice skating dance routine which was pretty good.
We were going to try and make it out to the Olympic skate ring while we were here so Dan could throw on some ice skates for the first time, but didn't quite work out for us, which is unfortunate, as that would have been heaps of fun.
There is not a hell of a lot to see here in Innsbruck, so ...
... other hand I could head back over the Giau pass and continue over other passes towards the motorway North.
In the end I decided on the 2nd option as it was more in the right direction towards my long journey home to Scotland and at least I knew the pass was open.
The Giau pass is perhaps my most favorite pass in the Alps and so going over it for a 2nd time in two days I did not mind. One thing however I wanted to get right once ...
... The efficiency of the transport system in Austria is quite remarkable, synchronised, punctual, and cheap. We opted for the Austrian buffet in the hotel for our final meal - deer stew with dumplings and cranberry sauce, breaded chicken and pork medallions with herby potatoes, lubricated with a large local bier. Pricey, but very filling! A final round of cards and an early night, ready for an early start ...