It’s been a crazy past few weeks. All I can say is that I’m glad I’m in Germany while my country is plunged into chaos (or whatever you want to call Donald Trump). Of course, I won’t kill the mood and start talking politics, but it is certainly heartbreaking and embarrassing. And hey, who knows, maybe I’ll end up staying in Germany, drinking beer and eating brezel to my hearts content. Regardless, you’re here for tales of adventure and excitement, so here we go, fasten your seat-belts and get ready for the ride of your life, as I tell you the tale of that one time I was in Austria…

Salzburg

Are you surprised it’s not Vienna? Well, I’m not. Why? Travel. If you’ve been following my blog, you may assume I magically appear in all these lovely countries and have nonstop, action-packed adventures. What I don’t tell you is how long it takes to travel. I spent two days in Austria and it took 12 hours by train to get there. But oh boy, once I got there…

The Salt Mines

I was put to work in the salt mines… All jokes aside, I did go tour a salt mine and it was absolutely amazing. Tourist trap or not, I thought it was worth every penny. We arrived in Salzburg around noon and at 2 we hopped in a van where we spent 4 hours driving through the mountains. What made this drive so special? We had Walter, our tour guide and driver. He told us the history of the area and in no time at all, we were there.

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Getting ready for work…

That’s what I wore, pretty sexy if you ask me (ladies, did you know I’m single?). Once inside, we took a train through the old tunnels. And then we slide down a few wooden slides that were once used to transport salt (not sure if that’s true but regardless, they make better slides). And then… we hit the mirror lake…

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The water reflecting the salt off the ceiling

And we took a raft across… It was extremely cool, but as I’ve said before, pictures don’t do it justice. Then after we got out of the mines… We had an hour to tour a city near the Hallein salt mines (wish I could remember the name).20161119_161134

Is my life a fairytale right now? Yes, yes it is. I honestly could stay in Europe forever. But wait, there’s more! This was day one, now onto day two.

The Sound of Music

Full disclosure, I went with two lovely ladies this weekend and was simply happy going with the flow. As such, I found myself at the site where they filmed the Sound of Music. It’s been a while since I’ve watched the movie, but…

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The Pavilion

Not the same spot as it was in the movie, but still the same Pavilion. And then…

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The house and a Christmas market, what more could I ask for?

And of course, here are some photos of the city.

The City

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Postcard, anyone?
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I wouldn’t mind living here

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So there you have it, that’s my trip. I also got to visit Mozart’s childhood home, which I have to say, was pretty cool. Until next time!

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