Anthony! Please, stop singing 'Climb Every Mountain' for gawd sakes.
14.07.2009 - 17.07.2009
Salzburg is an attractive and interesting city. Strangely, most of the tourists were there to do the 'Sound of Music´tours and the tall portion of the dynamic duo was there for that specific reason, as well. To be fair, Anthony was there for his sister Jen. What a good brother!
We stayed at the YoHo hostel for 28 per night. This was our transition country into western Europe prices. We really had to start thinking about how and where we spent our money. Eating cheap and finding cheap entertainment. Anthony ate a lot of peanut butter and I found a cheap falafel spot. Needless to say or rather as you can tell I did not use the internet to much either.
The hostel was interesting in that it played the 'Sound of Music' dvd twice everyday. That sounds really corny but I watched one evening and was able to pick out places in different scenes that we had been to previously. I was a lot of fun being able to relate that to my experience in Salzburg.
If you decide to go to Salzburg, I recommend renting a bike to get around town. Walking is relatively easy as well but you can cover a lot more ground and the city is very bike friendly. The fortress overlooking the city is a must but plan on being there most of the day. If nothing else go for the view of the city and surrounding countryside. Do not forget to try the chocolate!