Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 32: off to Salzburg

In the morning, we checked out of our hostel, stored our luggage and headed to the train station. Bs friend had invited us to his place for a traditional German brunch. We thought we knew where we were going but actually took a lovely detour to Horzkirchen then back to the city center then finally to his place 2 hours later. Despite our lateness, we had a great visit and the brunch was wonderful. Meats, cheeses, breads, tomato and mozzarella, eggs, chocolate, yum again.

Afterwards we picked up our bags and booked it to the train platform because we saw there was a train leaving earlier than we planned. The ride was gorgeous.

2.5 hours later we were in Salzburg. It was sprinkling and freezing. Our while trip thus far has been cold. Good thing we packed heavy sweaters and raincoats.
Our first impression of Salzburg was like walking back through time. The city is so well preserved and just wonderfully located between lush mountains with the alps as a nice backdrop.

Our b&b was a good 29 mins from the city center by bus but it was worth. The nicest b&b we've ever stayed at with the friendliests hosts (great family and they live on the property).

It was too late to go into town so we went to a restaurant that our host recommend up the street with good Austrian cuisine. The food was outstanding. We mmm'd and ahhhh'd through our while meal. I had smoked Ham with white asparagus and hollandaise sauce. B had wurst with potatos and their special pickled salad. Apple wheels for dessert! The restaurant is family run with the son running it and the mama and fam cooking.

Cosy atmosphere.

Walked home in the rain then crashed.

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