Salzburg, Austria

I think the first weekend I spent not doing a damn thing is when I realized I actually live in Europe and I am not on some kind of extended vacation that will come to an abrupt end in the very near future. The kind of weekend that you stay in the same pajamas the entire time, only changing to shower and moving for the occasional meal. Or watching an entire season of a show back home (1.completely illegally because Germany has these stupid laws on entertainment and 2. I haven’t done the whole VPN thing yet and didn’t feel like taking the time out of my lax weekend to figure it out.) Thus, I live here… and guess what?

I have only had ONE of these weekends. I’m really bad about coming to terms with the fact that since I LIVE here, I really don’t have to go all crazy travel freak all the time and because of this: 1. I am constantly going and 2. I was dying to cross the country border because lets be honest, it just got a little boring with Germany, Germany, Germany. And crossing the border is exactly what I did.

Welcome to Salzburg, Austria.

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

Although only a few hours train ride away, and visible from the highest tower in Munich across the Alps, Austria is the small little country situated in the mountains just east of Germany. Mozart’s birthplace and the filming of the Sound of Music, Salzburg is nestled in the beginning of the Alps directly on the border of Germany and Austria.

We started our trip to Austria a little late (because, well… Munich’s nightlife got the best of our group the night before, and we weren’t out of our suite until 1pm, er 13:00. Since I LIVE here, this is acceptable. I don’t have too much of a time schedule.. ha!) Anyways, after a three hour train ride from Munich and a quick taxi ride to our hotel for the night, we said Hello to Austria. Unfortunately, it was already dark. However, darkness is for sissies and we went to discover anyways. Continue reading


and so, it begins!

Okay, so I’m not as good at this blogging thing as I once thought, but I promise its because my life is so awesome I haven’t had the time to sit and write about it. I’m usually four “blog worthy” events past the one I’m writing about and now I know what my bloggy friends meant by this can sometimes be like a job. I’m tired, hungover and a hot bath is calling my name, but I like you guys so here I am!

Mozart was a genius. Two months ago this thought would have never crossed my mind, but it did, has and always will. Why am I talking about Mozart? Becaussseeeee I made the jump! What I mean is, I broke the border and I’m writing this post cozied up in a 600 year old Victorian hotel in the heart of Austria in this great composers hometown, and Mozart is playing in the background. (Moments like these, I really, really love life.)20130120-231418.jpg20130120-230957.jpg

We got into Salzburg late, because well…. Munich nightlife was a little too good to us last night and there was no way in hell we could even stand daylight until about 1pm. It was a good, good night and after scarfing down a half a bottle of Tylonol, way too much Tai food and a gallon of water, we recovered. Anyways, due to our initiation into European partying, our arrival in Salzburg was a little delayed, so I haven’t gotten to much yet. I have, however; used that “cute” word about a thousand times and enjoyed a fine 3 course Austrain dinner.

Tomorrow, were off to explore castles, cuisine, Mozart and the Sound of Music (literally). Oh yeah, then to a spa …….in the middle of the Alps.

Once again, life… Rocks.