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Jun 2, 2016 - Zell am See

Thursday 2nd June 2016 – Austria Yep, more f**king rain overnight – god this is worse than being in Fort William, at least you expect it to rain there and it’s over in six hours and you get a wee respite – but here it’s just more and more! At breakfast the rain stops and we hurriedly break camp – all the stuff outside, tables chairs etc, is sodden but we put it all away and then have to wait for another caravan outfit to leave (and they take ages) before we can push (yes, by hand) the caravan back to get hitched up! But we are soon underway...

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May 31, 2016 - Salzburg Again

Wednesday 1st June – Salzburg Torrential rain overnight and the forecast is for more to come – damn – it’s apparently lovely and sunny in Ardfern! We do have Wi-Fi in the caravan and so we pass the time catching up – but we do go over to the café at 11 o’clock for coffee and Applestruddel! It’s still raining at 1pm, but we hope for a clearance in the afternoon and we will walk to town! And miracles do happen – the rain stops and we head out to town at 1.30pm – it takes an hour to walk but it’s mostly ok – part of the path is flooded – so we...

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Apr 21, 2016 - Salzburg

Yesterday evening we went to a very nice restaurant, the Fuxn, which serves typical Austrian food and was highly recommended by the concierge at our hotel. We ordered "roast knuckle of pork" and it turned to be a HUGE piece of meat on a bone--I am not sure just where a pig's knuckle is! Jim did his best to leave nothing but the bone and came close to succeeding. We had ice cream (not called gelato in Austria) for dessert, and though I am adventurous, I passed on asparagus-flavored ice cream! This morning after a breakfast buffet at our...

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Jan 11, 2016 - The Sherfields Are Coming, The Sherfields Are Coming!

I'm trying to fly as little as possible while I'm traveling throughout Europe, so yes...you read that right in my last post...I took a ferry AGAIN from London to Amsterdam. I had to buy a cabin in this one because it was an overnight trip. I didn't mind though because for about $140 I got a bus ride, a ferry ride, a hotel room (on the ferry), and 2 train rides. Pretty sweet deal considering how expensive train travel is throughout Europe. So I found my cozy little private room and hunkered down to fall asleep, once I got over the passing...

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Sep 23, 2015 - The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music in Salzburg, Austria

You can't come to Salzburg on the 50th anniversary of the Sound of Music and not take in all the sights! We stayed at a AirBnB house that wasn't to far from downtown. The owners live downstairs and rent out the upstairs which had 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It was huge! We also had washer and dryer to do a couple loads of laundry! This was our 1st rainy day of the trip, but that didn't stop us. We headed into downtown Salzburg at 10am and found out all the tours left at 9:15. We bought tickets for the Hop on Hop off bus. There were 2 lines...

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Aug 20, 2015 - Salzburg events

We love Music Festivals and this is the largest in the world. Hotels get booked out and accommodation is expensive at Summer Festival time especially. This is 85% booked by January each year for the coming July and August festival. Yes it is popular. We were lucky to get tickets for two Operas and tonight we see Der Rosenkavalier. We saw Il Travatore on the first night and the Marriage of Figaro the next night. Terrible stories but great music, singing and performances. Last night we saw a Chamber Music Concert in the palace on the...

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Aug 8, 2015 - Salzburg Day 2

Saturday, August 8th I felt great today but it was going to be another hot one so we headed into town in a taxi to visit The Hohensalzburg Fortress. It has a formidable presence on top of a 400 foot rock. Construction was begun by Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg as a show of the Catholic Church’s power. It was a good investment –so foreboding, no one attacked the town for 1,000 years. The city was never taken by force but when Napoleon dropped in, Salzburg very wisely surrendered. Unfortunately when he left he took most of the furnishings...

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Aug 7, 2015 - Salzburg Day 1

Friday, August 7th. Salzburg is Austrian’s 4th. largest city with 150,000 inhabitants. It is divided into the old town which sits between the river and the mini mountain of Monchsberg and the new which sits on the north side. Over 8 million tourists visit it annually. The Salzburg’s river (Salt river) name is derived not because it is salty but because of the precious cargo it once carried - salt from the mines of Hallein just nine miles upstream .Salt could be transported from here all the way to the Danube, and on to the Mediterranean...

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Aug 5, 2015 - Salzburg

Wednesday, August 5th. We were fortunate that we hit the road early. We were less than 3 hours to Salzburg but by the time we arrived, before noon they were full. We were given directions to another camp that would surely have room for us and they did. It was a huge pasture with some trees and electric boxes strategically place around the field. We chose to stay close to the office/restaurant/showers under a huge shade tree. . A delightful couple from northern Germany were beside us and shortly came over and gave us numerous hints on...

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Jun 27, 2015 - Salzburg

June 28th, 2015 Salzburg, Austria We had a beautiful drive in to Salzburg, through the Austrian Alps, with green and blue mountain lakes and green, green grass and trees all around. What a change in culture, language, and food from Italy to Austria! We stopped for a couple of hours at an old salt mining town (older than Rome!) called Hallstadt. This was such a charming town on a picturesque mountain lake. Here we became familiar with lederhosen and dirndls (not sure how to spell those, but the traditional Austrian dress) and Matthew had...

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Jun 17, 2015 - Salzburg

Salzburg is most famous as the birthplace of Mozart. So of course I went to see the apartment where he was born. He was a child prodigy and gave his first performance at 6. Although he died at 36 he wrote over 600 compositions, including 22 operas! He was on tour a third of his life. Salzburg is also well known for the Marionette Theatre which has been giving continuous performances since 1920ish. I went along to see the Magic Flute. The sets and feel reminded me so much of animation and this was confirmed when I saw in the foyer a photo of...

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May 30, 2015 - Day 21 - Mannheim to Salzburg

Day 21 - Saturday 30th May - Offenburg to Salzburg So we have come to the end of Phase 3 of our great holiday (Singapore, Zug, Offenburg), and now we move on. It is sooooo hard - we have developed a very close friendship with Wolfgang, Gabi and Möna and there were leaking eyes as we parted at the Offenburg station. It is another of those Gibson Weather days. Cloud, cold (12deg) and misty light rain in showers. The trip was uneventful other than a 20min delay at Mannheim where we had to change trains for the trip east to Salzburg in Austria...

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