Quick Stopover in Salzburg

Trip Start Jun 20, 2012
Trip End Jul 16, 2015

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

It was late the other night in my hostel when I was trying to decide what my next stop would be.  My original plan was to come down the east side of Hungary through a wine making town called Eger before heading over to Budapest.  But the lack of accommodation (for a reasonable price) and the unreasonable train connections made me think twice about this trip.  Looking through my options on the internet I decided to make a short trek to Salzburg.  Originally, I was intending to hit Salzburg in early August, so doing so now gives me a little extra time after my trip to Medjugorje, Bosnia.  It is funny how things work out.  I find the two nights I spent there reasonable and I was glad I did so, at the time I did so.

My visit to Salzburg left me with a vivid impression that this city is a dream getaway for princes and princesses.  Filled with neat side streets, shopping aplenty, and all the delicious coffee and treats you could ever imagine, Salzburg really is a dream city.  Small in structure, yet rich in history.  Shops milk everything they can out of Mozart, but the fortress stands tall and proud.  So much to see, so much to do.  I didn't take the Sound of Music tour, which my American friends told me I should have, because I have yet to see the movie and felt I wouldn't have gotten as much out of it as I would have if I watched the movie.

The two nights I spent here I stayed in different rooms.  Odd how things work out.  The first night I was in a room with two Americans, one of which did their degree in Music, so of course we had lots to talk about.  The second night I switched rooms because a cheaper option was available and I took advantage.  Funny enough, the dude in my second room was also and American, and also a musician.  I couldn't believe it.  He mentioned there was a music exchange going on and although he wasn't a part of it, a university from Miami had the whole upstairs floor booked up.  He was also black and had lots to say about many things.  I am now affluent in American politics.  Oh, and racial differences in the United States.  Thank you roomie!
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