Heritage Hotel Hallstatt
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Cheryl and I were on the train to Hallstat at 7:48 having checked out of the lovely Hotel am Stephenplatz and dragged our luggage through the subway to the train station. Hallstat is in the Salzkammergut region of Austria, which is essentially the lake district of Austria that is famous for its picture postcard villages hugging the myriad of lakes …
It frreakin' SNOWED today. I was expecting a day of sunshine but I only got a 20 second preview of blue sky this morning outside of town on the way to Salzburg Zoo. Check out the first pic to see what I thought was the unveiling of the mountains I've been longing to see. But instead I got the beauty of snow for a few hours. It was only light, but so happy I got to see it (and it was the first snow of the season).
Snow melted once it hit ...
... and inner apartments that one would be hard pushed to come up with in one design brief. I loved it. It struck me that Enid Blyton had obviously never paid a visit, as it is crying out to be the setting of a Famous Five story! Twisty narrow staircases led up to towers with 360 degree views of the surrounding city and countryside, illustrating its strategic location as a defensive fortress, but the views now showed the lights of ...
Finally made it to the place I've most been looking forward to seeing and its a pretty special place. My dreams had involved a bit of snow, but alas, not to be. I saw some on the mountains today during the Sound of Music tour when we went to Mondsee to see the chapel where Maria and the captain were married. Side note: the travel guide complemented me in front of everyone for my beautiful ...
... rocks. Mon Dieu!!
Anyway, I got the woman's suitcase loaded, stood up and she immediately turned and barged in front of Cheryl and I and got on the bus. No thank you. No acknowledgement. No nothing. I was furious. I told Cheryl that there was no way we were helping this horrible woman once we reached the Saltzburg.
Now despite how the trip started, the hour and a half ride was stunning. Although the distance was short (only 35 km), the drive took an hour and a ...