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  • Day0

    Das Packchaos hat begonnen

    June 17 in Austria

    Am Mittwoch geht sie los,meine Reise nach Peru. Da ich heute viel Zeit habe, habe ich beschlossen,schon mal mit dem Packen zu beginnen. Und wie jedes Jahr versinke ich komplett im Packchaos.
    Heuer ist es aber auch wirklich schwer nur das Nötigste in den Koffer zu packen,da ich einige verschiedene Klimazonen bereisen werde. Vom heiß-schwülen Dschungel, über gemäßigte Temperaturen in Lima und während meiner Reise tagsüber in Cusco,Arequipa etc. und eisigen Nächten am Titicacasee ist alles dabei. Also mit Bikini,Rock und Flip Flops ist es heuer nicht getan. Daher fällt schon die Entscheidung des richtigen Gepäckstücks gar nicht so leicht! Immerhin will ich ja nicht schon völlig überpackt meine Reise antreten. Ein bisschen Platz für Mitbringsel und Souvenirs sollte auf alle Fälle ja auch noch bleiben.
    Naja,ich werde mal versuchen,ein wenig Klarheit in mein Packchaos zu bringen und hoffe,das Kofferpacken bis heute Abend erledigt zu haben.
    Die Vorfreude auf mein Peru-Abenteuer wächst auf jeden Fall stündlich und ich kann es noch gar nicht glauben,dass es schon in wenigen Tagen losgeht!

    Hasta pronto 😊
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  • Day0

    ...bevor es jetzt wirklich losgeht. Ich bin immer wieder erstaunt,wie die Zeit verfliegt.
    Der Koffer ist gepackt (und leider schwerer geworden als ich eigentlich wollte (dabei hab ich wirklich nur das Nötigste eingepackt!)),die Wohnung geputzt (wozu macht man das eigentlich,wenn sie in 6 Wochen eh wieder verstaubt?), der Rasen gemäht,das Taxi bestellt,online eingecheckt und als Abendessen gabs nochmal österreichische Küche (bevor ich mich der Kulinarik Perus widme).
    Ich bin bereit ein neues Land zu erkunden und viele Abenteuer zu erleben!

    Hasta mañana!!!
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  • Day41

    Salzburg

    October 6, 2017 in Austria

    A bit of a novelty this morning... We are staying in a newish compact hotel room with no self-catering facilities or fridge etc, which makes breakfast a bit more of an ordeal in some ways. The hotel offers a buffet continental breakfast for a reasonable rate, and only €3.50 for the kids, so we ate a pretty good breakfast. Whilst doing this, Craig noticed that someone was buying a "Salzburg Card" and on investigation we found that it included free entrance into everything Salzburg + bus/tram trips included, so armed with a new card each, off we went to discover Salzburg!

    First stop was the Mirabell Gardens, followed by a trip through the residence of the Mozart family. Keyboards were certainly a lot more compact back then. Afterwards we walked through the "old town" streets which were full of beautiful arcades and elaborately decorated street lights and shop signs. There were a number of shops selling beautifully tailored dirndls, although I didn't see anyone in the streets wearing then, so not sure who their target market was - they were retailing for between €600 and €1,000, so wouldn't really be considered a mass tourism item.

    We then caught a very speedy funicular up to the "big white fortress on the hill" Festung Hohensalzburg - a panorama of Salzburg, a number of museums including one which just warmed the sarcasm of my husband's tongue - a very lame marionette museum, although it would be more aptly promoted as "someone's poorly maintained collection of marionette dolls put together in a bit of a lame way". It was a bit chilly by the time we got back down from the fortress, and we passed a person selling hot wine and hot cider. Craig bought some hot red wine - we have been meaning to make mulled wine for the last few winters and not gotten around to it - if it tastes like this, I don't think we will bother. It was impossible to not pull a face when drinking it as it tastes like you are being poisoned with every sip!

    Lunch was some street food - the highly anticipated eating of "wursts" - the best sausages on buns ever eaten!

    The weather was trying hard to be annoying today - very cold and spitting intermittently with rain. Luckily any full scale rain managed to stay away. We did a cruise on the extremely swift flowing water of the Salzach River. Afterwards we went up to the Museum of Modern Art (it is situated at the top of an escarpment). Given we knew there were not that many restaurants around where we are staying, we decided to have dinner in the city before heading home. Found a fascinating restaurant which had about 7 or 8 different "rooms" which were all styled/themed - from very modern, to a biergarten, to traditional. We decided to go traditional as the waitress was wearing a dirndl. I ordered spitezl, Craig had another wurst washed down with 1/2 litre of Austrian bier. Gigantic meals - will need to eat less tomorrow!
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  • Day18

    Salzburg, Austria

    July 2, 2016 in Austria

    In late morning we did a seven hour tour to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, and the place where The Sound of Music originated and was filmed. Unfortunately, we hit some heavy rain and wind. Glad we brought our rain jackets and unbrellas. It still was a great visit to an historic city.

  • Day23

    Salzburg's Residenz Palace

    July 14, 2017 in Austria

    We decided to buy umbrellas today, reasoning that maybe that would be enough to get the rain to stop (it did, from time-to-time). We started with a brief concert of a Mozart piece from the glockenspiel at the plaza near our hotel--Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart, after all. More about that another day.

    We then toured the palace that was the residence, cathedral, and seat of Salzburg government during the reign of the prince-archbishops. Of course it was very opulent, as they were trying to show their importance to political visitors.

    Underneath the cathedral is an exhibit of the archaeological excavations showing the underlying Roman structures, featuring mosaic floors, some one on top of another.

    Enjoy some photos of the sights of the city.
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  • Day13

    Mozart balls

    December 27, 2015 in Austria

    Lol. It doesnt mean anything vulgar or strange, but its the laymen term of the mozart chocolate.

    A Mozartkugel (English: Mozart ball), is a small, round confection made of marzipan, nougat and dark chocolate. It was originally known as the “Mozartbonbon”, and was created by Salzburg confectioner Paul Fürst in 1890 and named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. (wikipedia)

    So we went to the original Shop in salzburg that created this type of chocolate, Konditorei furst. I must say i am not a fan of the chocolate. Cause there is a almond taste in the centre. And i don't like almond taste. Too bad haha. But apparently there are 8 variations that spun out from this original version.Read more

  • Day15

    The egg shop

    December 29, 2015 in Austria

    We passed by here and it was closed, thus took the chance to visit it as it was opened today. Boy, its one of the most fragile shop i have been in hahah. Its a lot of fragile egg shells that was being decorated with pretty pictures and patterns. Its very traditional!

  • Day0

    Heuer wird mein Urlaub mal anders als in den letzten Jahren. Sonst gings immer auf Urlaub,ohne etwas im Voraus zu buchen (außer Hin-und Rückflug),heuer ist quasi alles schon vorbestellt. Sogar einige Touren vor Ort sind schon gebucht.
    In Lima werde ich die Que rico! Food Market Tour machen,sowie die Gamorra Tour,die Shanty Town Tour und mein (wahrscheinliches) Highlight die Lima Gourmet Company Tour.
    In Iquitos hab ich eine "Full Day"City Tour gebucht,bei der ein Besuch in Belen und in einem Manatee Rescue Center am Programn steht,so wie eine 4-tägige Amazonas Tour in der Muyuna Amazon Lodge.
    Anschließend geht's nach Cusco. Hier habe ich eine City Tour, eine Tour ins heilige Tal, einen Reitausflug zu den Salztrassen von Moray und Maras und zwei Trekkingtouren (Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley und Humanaty Lagoon) gebucht.
    In Puno gehts für 3 Nächte zur Uros Titicaca Lodge.
    Arequipa hab ich bis jetzt nur eine Free Walking Tour reserviert. Und eine 3-tägige Wanderung im Colca Canyon. Jemand noch Tipps??
    In Nasca gehts mit dem Hubschrauber zum Bestaunen der Nasca Linien.
    Ich vermute,es wird keine langweilige Reise 😊
    Für weitere Tipps zu Highlights in den oben genannten Gebieten wäre ich sehr dankbar!!!
    Und in 20 Tagen gehts schon los! Can't wait!
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