The Sound of Music Throughout Salzburg
Trip Start Mar 01, 2012
26Trip End Apr 30, 2012
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Hop off the train which both bridget and I passed out (being a carnivore makes for the best naps) and walk over to the bus station. We must have had the "I might be looking at a map but understand nothing….please help, we are struggling americans" because a nice young chap walked up and guided us to the bus we took to our hotel--thank you max
If you all do not know, Salzburg is famous for it being the city where a Sound of Music was filmed. We could not think of a better way to relive the Sound of Music than with a bus tour that took us to all the main scenes of the movie, playing the soundtrack along the way. Not only was it a great way to learn more about the movie, but the Austrian countryside/lakes were absolutely beautiful. We stopped at the lake where their backyard faced, the famous placebo with the rain and first scene happened, and the church where the Julie Andrews and George get married. Along the way, we passed by other famous landmarks, and a few entertaining points of interests, all the while listening to our Austrian tour guide tell level 2 knock knock jokes with horrible punch lines--but he was charming and said Bridget and I deserved rich husbands, so can't really hate a man with that reasoning.
We then get back the drop off, so we start off a hike up the great wall of Salzburg feeling a little hungry and end starved.
Our lunch was unimpressive, making us feel the need to find a dessert place to erase the bland taste still lingering in our mouths. After a much needed stop at H&M, where I purchased two dresses since the jeans were struggling to button and bridget got some scarves to spice up the travelers outfit, we head to the garden where Julie Andrews and the kids ran through singing "Do Re Me". It was colorfully decorated with beautiful flowers, making spring in the States look like a Mordor in Lord of the Rings.
We finally head to our dessert, where we hoover up the apple strudel soaked in vanilla sauce within 75 seconds, record time. Then after reading the dinner menu and deciding that a 10 dollar truffle sauce tortellini was impossible to pass, we stay and enjoy a great meal overlooking the river and watching Austrian bike riders pass by. We leave Cafe Bazar content, arriving back at our hotel just in time to catch the lobby previewing the Sound of Music for all the guests to watch. As I typed, Bridget attempted to watch the movie next to the German mafia making deals and a guitarist tuning his guitar.. Once the wedding scene came, Bridget was fortunate to hop up to a less noisy chair, where I am going to join her now.. Sie sprechen später!!!