synopsis of my time in the land of austria – part three: salzburg
ahhhh, civilisation. we arrive in salzburg and get a taxi to our modest, but extremely comfortable hotel. me and deb only had two days in salzburg as we had to return to work earlier than the others in the group. i think we made the most of our time there though! the highlight here for me was watching deb get wasted in a local bar we happened upon. the place was nice and very friendly and gave me opportunity to speak to some austrian people, who spoke fluent english. that evening we’d arranged to go for some food and ended up having chinese. lee decided against this and stayed in the bar to sup more austrian lager. the meal was very nice but the best thing about it was when deb helpfully tried to clear the table by handing the waitress our plates but suddenly, from a seated position, fell off her chair and landed on the floor. too embarrassed to assist me and john turned our heads in shame. welcome to salzburg deb!
during the days and nights we saw many amazing sights and soaked up the atmosphere. salzburg has fantastic architecture and many tourist attractions. we visited several ornate churches, went to a modern art gallery (i wasn’t impressed), took shelter from the sun in a huge fortress on top of a hill/mountain, and walked around the old and new towns for many hours. i especially enjoyed the times spent eating and drinking the fine beer. on mine and deb’s final night we went to a really nice indian restaurant which catered for vegans and meat eaters. the place was empty and i was well impressed with their home made naans. another quality moment which again involved deb happened during our meal. there was a young girl sat by our table listing to her walkman, or whatever, colouring in her book. i noticed that the girl had downs syndrome and assumed that she we was a family member of the restaurant owners. anyway, i heard the girl was humming along to her favourite tunes but deb hadn’t noticed this. enjoying our meal deb said out loud, something along the lines of, what is that god awful noise, it sounds like someone’s being murdered? oh deb, what a terrible faux pas. to be fair to deb though, she would never have said this had she known. pour vous! to sum up, my holiday to austria was superb! i wasn’t looking forward to it all that much but i had a really fantastic time with some of my bestest friends. until next year. ich bin zwolf jahre alt!