Austria 30 Aug 2002
(3.5) (210 Votes)
August 30 2002
Pros: Friendly and safe
Was not planning to stop in Salzberg until 5 mins before the train
pulled in. I jumped off and called the hostel to see if they had
room for me, and as luck would have it, they did. So Salzberg it
is. And I am so glad. It is so clean and cozy here. I got a wonderful
safe feeling (which I havent had in a while) as I headed into town
to find my hostel. It wasnt far from the train station and the walk
there just reinforced what a great decision it was to stop in this
Mozart obessed town. He was born here and they are very proud of
this claim to fame, sporting chocolates (and almost every other
form of trinket) in his likeness. I have heard the chocolate is
tasty and I am sure I will have to try some before I leave, which
won't be anytime soon. The hostel, YoHo, is very clean and friendly.
In my dorm room, I met some wonderful girls, even Karla from Calgary!
We instantly hit it off, having the same province in common and
all, and we headed down to the hostel bar. We ordered a huge spagetti
dinner with all you can eat salad for only 5.50 euro. I was stuffed.
Then we all ventured out the the bar scene where I consumed a beer
flavored with tequila (I am not sure who likes the "flavor"
of tequila but I had to try it) and watched the parade of beautiful
people milling about. After some effort, I finished the beer and
we headed back to the hostel, but not before a few in our group
had to stop and buy post-bar frankferters and hotdogs (I am determined
to find out the difference between the two while I am here).
After a oh so wonderful sleep on a REAL bed, I awoke to a beautiful
sunny day. Perfect for wandering around Salzberg and admiring the
great care they take in preparing their shop windows, trying to
sell you the most wonderful of goods, which many of include meats
of all shapes and sizes. Maybe I will even eat a Mozart today.