Saturday, July 19, 2008


Bloody rain again. We've had one day of sun to every four of overcast
weather or rain. This is summer in Europe?

We took a 3-hour shuttle bus trip from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg, winding
through lush and verdant Czech forests before the rustic landscape yielded
to more manicured Austria. Eventually the landscape gave way entirely to
freeway, and we transited Linz before finally arriving in an urban and
industrialised Salzburg. Where was the famous picture postcard baroque
town? We hoisted our packs and traipsed across the river to get to our room
in a modern, basic dorm-style youth hostel which was everthing one expects
in a youth hostel, complete with the common kitchen area rendered filthy by
still wet-nursed kids.

More from the 37-year old backpacking grump tomorrow: Hitler's house!

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