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Austria

Destination 3

So after customs i walked a block or so and i turned about to see my bag cut open and my phone and cash was gone. I guess someone pit pocketed me, this bag does scream tourist. Oh well, what can i do, i got a temporary phone from a little corner shop in Salzburg (the city im in right now). This phone is kind of slow and well not the greatest so my blogs are going to be a little shorter than usual, sorry.

This city is the birthplace of Mozart, and hold the set of the Sound of Music, its rich in its cultural heritage alone with Vienna. Upon arrival i went to the sound of music tour, it was great, they took us through maribel's garden, then downtown, it was the real deal i good experience minus the tone deaf people joinging along in the sing-a-long. sound of music tour

sound of music tour

Maribells Garden

Maribells Garden

Along the tour i got great tickets for a classic concert that i had planned to see that night, i put my stuff in a hostel (21 EUROS) got dressed and head over for the "house production" at the mirabell castle. The next day i decided to spend the day understanding the significance of mozart. I started with Mozarts Geburtshaus, his birth place, which was now turned into a museum. Within the museum i learned lots about who he was, what he did and why he was so great. From there i went to try a mozarkugel, suggested by someone in the museum. Its a pistachio, marzipan and nougat core is coated in milk chocolate and until today is still handmade. There are numerous brands of them but the ones sold at the market are cheap and good! Afterwards i went to "Cafe Shakespeare" the food was average but the greater part of it were the locals i had met there, i met one who spoke little english but filled my knowledge with facts about Mozart and how the city looks at him. He was a well respected man, and brings quite a bit of tourism to the city without even being around. Mozarts house/ Current Museum

Mozarts house/ Current Museum

Mozart Statue

Mozart Statue

Well that was my trip in austria, were now moving out of europe towards asia

Posted by rachelribeiro 15:41 Archived in Austria

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