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... I reckon we wouldn't recognise some of the places we have been to or seen.
On New Year's Eve, after a day of exploring, we sat in our hotel cafe, enjoyed pizza and Austrian wine while waiting for midnight. Mum, Dan and I made the most epic snowman before tea! It was almost as tall as Dan.
In Austria it is legal for the public to buy and set off fireworks. All night people were letting off ones here and there. The were very loud and very close. ...
... br> I moved to London and lived in Finsbury Park and West Hampstead
I worked for a temp agency, interned for London Youth Games and am currently a project coordinator for TMPW
I met loads of family in Ireland on both mum and dad's sides
I went to Wimbledon and saw the men's quarter finals
I went to Geneva for my birthday to watch Federer play in the Davis Cup
I saw the Wallabies play England at Twickenham and ...
... at the top called the Capuchin Monastery.
After that we decided to take the hike up a hill which leads to Franziskischlossl, which I thought was a castle but it turns out its more like a big house, which is now an expensive restaurant. It was a nice walk, about 2km uphill though so I wished I had a sled to go back down on! From the top there was an awesome view over Salzburg and then we headed back down.
We then crossed over the river to the old town ...
... walk up Monchsberg Mountain, we took the world's oldest funicular, built in 1515, to the top. The trip took all of 1 minute & gets you to the Salzburg Fortress, an imposing stone building whose presence looms over the entire city. There were some incredible views of the city and a few museums to view. It as very cold and windy at the top of the mountain though, so we didn't stay long.
Just as we came down the mountain, we were just in time for ...
... furnicular ride to the top, to find that they were still selling Christmas Punsch out on the viewing terrace. Sweet! The sun was setting around 4:20, and it was a rainy day, so we had little time to take pictures before it became too dark. After that, we had a leisurely wander around the castle area before walking back down the mountain on the dangerously steep road/walkway. In the dark.
Some souvenir shopping, wandering, sight-seeing. It ...