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So here we are, getting set for our 2014 Balkan Adventure. After 2 days of ferocious packing and cleaning, as we vacate what has been our Reception, Bar and Restaurant for the last six and a half years, we have collapsed in a heap pending some last minute personal packing and 'making ourselves look beautiful' preparations - so much to do, so little time!
As some ...
... br> We had our cabbie let us off at the far end of the village and we wandered back through so I could stop at the bank. We had decided to grab some lunch and then catch “Stephanie” back to the train station for the train trip to Bad Ischl and then the bus trip to Salzberg. (We had been advised to get off the train at Bad Ischl and catch the bus because the bus route was through the scenic Salzkammergut district (the lake district) outside of Salzberg.
So we ...
... on the barge with lights and poles and what appeared to be cameras. Quite frankly I don't really care what they were doing out there …. the music turned out to be a great Tyrolian accompaniment to our picnic on the deck.
By 9:00 were called it a night. It had been a long day and we were planning on getting up early the next day to hike up to and through the Dachstein Ice Caves and to take the tram up to the Five Fingers lookout. Yay.... more walking.
Eisriesenwelt, the ice cave.
In the Salzburger Alps, near the Hochkogel Mointain plateau, is the worlds largest ice cave. Eons ago, the Salzach River created a 42 km labyrinth of passageways and caverns within the limestone mountain. Over time, stalagmite and stalagtite formations grew, as water from the melting snow seeped into and through the caverns and passageways. Ice formations also ...
... customers. He only kept 3 local beers, which made Pauls choice easier. Next thing you know, Paul's committed to a weiss wurst and pretzel to balance the weiss bier! Well, thats probably not quite fair, as the description of the locally made wurst was definitely appealing, and I was happy to share his plate. Good choice.
Fortunately dinner was just down the road, next door to our pension.