Tuesday, May 5, 2009
SALZBURG..SOUND OF MUSIC..VIENNA
A local Marathon in Salzburg
Next day we had a complimentary breakfast at the hotel and it was really supmtuous..with so many varieties of cereal, fruits with dips, croissant, crepes, juices etc etc and the best part was that all that variety was delicious also. So after filling the fuel, we started for salzburg by train----its a 2 and a half hour journey and the route is very scenic.
At the railway station we found Burger king and had Veggi burger..just like we have in India..very delicious, dont know why they dont make it in US
Here either we could take a Sound of music tour or see the rest of the city, we chose the second option, again took an hop on..tour, first to get a feel of the city and saw then Helbrunn palace, there they have a special trick magic fountain show, but alas we couldnt enjoy it, as there were very few english speaking people so the guide spoke only german.
Then we roamed through the old town...its a pleasure to walk on cobbled roads, without any vehicle and see all the top brands and some local stuff also.We found a good restaurant also to have tea and garlic bread. I was surprised to see an Espirit Shop where they were selling the same Tshirts I bought in India for 1800/ in 30 Euros..means the rates are same, and if we consider the currency value, they are selling much higher in India.
And then we saw an Indian restaurant:):) and booked a table for our dinner over there..HANA'S RASOI--the food was very good and ambiance also good( most of the indian restaurants abroad compromise a lot on ambiance etc).
We had our return train at 12.44 in the night, and when we reached our reserved cabin, we saw their two men sleeping and were they stinking.....it was impossible to stay there what with smell of smoke,deinks perfumes and what all combined ...was so pungent, we couldnt stand, and despite our reservation we completed the journey somehwere else
Salzburg is so Mozart oriented that everywhere you find everything with his photo or statue, and it is amazing to see someone becoming such an Icon though he died at the age of 35 only.He prepared his first composition at the age of 5 only