Mozart Madness

Trip Start Aug 28, 2005
Trip End Dec 31, 2005

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Salzburg is a fantastically beautiful and fresh air city, that is super expensive and abuses the fact that Mozart was born there...every shop is a Mozart shop: Mozart Yogurt, Mozart chocolates, Mozart garden gnomes, everything! It's a picturesque city with 17th century buildings everywhere, narrow cobble stone streets, a huge hilltop fortress, a milky green river flowing through the middle of town, and ornate and manicured gardens. It's also famous as being the setting for The Sound of Music movie/musical. What else is there to tell: beautiful gardens, pumping nightlife, giant fortress from 1077, and Mozart madness everywhere!

One night we went out with some Aussies and a cute littel Canadian girl (who ended up going with us to Vienna for a bit) to the Augustiner Braustubl (brewhouse) where the local monks brew there own beer. It's superb and we had giant steins of the tasty brew until they kicked us out...darn monks and there early bed times! So we walked to the downtown area and stopped for a sausage roll (kielbasa) and ran into the craziest and drunkest man in Salzburg, who then decided to hang with us for a few minutes and yell out random things like "CIA!" and then spit on the ground, "pahtooie!". He guzzled a brew and threw down some sausage and screamed out random Austrian and even danced a little all to our delight...very strange. The end of the night found Will kissing some Austrian girl who smelled like meat (called kebab over here) while whispering some of the cheesiest lines ever heard - strange thing being that they were totally working! Other highlights were Aussies dancing with bar stools, renditions of Sweet Home Alabama from some Irish pub crooner, and headbanging with the locals! Fun city, but too expensive.
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