Beer o'clock!

Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Camping Nord-Sam

Flag of Austria  , Austrian Alps,
Friday, August 6, 2010

Another rainy day in Salzburg but that didn't stop us. We caught the bus into the city centre and went to St Peters cemetery and the catacombs... yep plenty of these in every country in Europe!  Not much to say about this but a lot of dead people and tomb stones...where as Trav on the other hand certainly notices things and is a bit more educated to find some enjoyment from those experiences. We then caught a cable car to the 'Festung Hohensalzburg Fortress’ – the most impressive medieval castle.  They only offer audio guides through the fortress so about 40 of us with big massive old style mobile phones walked around in silence listening to the audio guide walking from room to room. We all looked rather stupid!  This took up a large part of the day so we grabbed a late lunch and had a traditional Austrian Dessert ‘Salzburger Nockerln’.  It was like a half cooked pavlova with fresh hot raspberry sauce to pour over it. Very fluffy and sweet.  I think the Aussie pav is way better than this though!  But it’s good to experience the traditional foods in each country.  We went and saw the birth place of Mozart.  When Mozart was around and living in Austria, most Austrians didn’t like Mozart.  They are certainly cashing in on him now though!  Everywhere you look there is Mozart shop and merchandise! I could hear in the distance the whispers of our names calling from ’Stigel’ beer house!  We did the tour/museum that boring part out of the way and it was to the taste testing of beers!  The room was mainly occupied by men.  All sitting around tables, smoking and chatting like school girls.

I was expecting a mouthful of their 6 different beers but nope we got 6 glasses of 200ml. Nice. We had a couple of beers after the taste testing...feeling quite happy we made it back to the campsite before it got too dark.  Lee gets married tomorrow!
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Didnt think you were quite the beer drinker Kel! But I suppose if thats whats going go for it!

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