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“In the best travel, disconnection is a necessity. Concentrate on where you are; do no back-home business; take no assignments; remain incommunicado; be scarce. It is a good thing that people don’t know where you are or how to find you. Keep in mind the country you are in. That’s the theory.”
–Paul Theroux

A human who loves the world, finds beauty in the unknown, and can't keep her feet on the ground. I like finding unique (and cheap) ways of making my way around the globe. Interacting with people while living, learning, and loving the culture I'm surrounded by.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hallelujah Hallstatt

Instead of heading back to Munich with Lillie after our day trip to Salzburg I decided to jump in a car with some friends who were embarking on a road trip through Austria. They had no place to stay that night and wanted to find somewhere in Salzburg. This was proving to be a lot more difficult than expected. While waiting near the river for our fresh waffles to be cooked to perfection a cute local girl started chatting with us, informing us of the Opera in town, her explanation as to why we were having trouble finding a room. Well crap.We watched the sunset and then made our way to the car.

We found a room in some random town and started driving. On our way there we passed a huge congregation of people eating and drinking, listening to music and having a grand old time. Of course we had to stop and check it out for ourselves. Still have no idea what they were celebrating, but we ate and drank and celebrated along with them until it was time to get back on the road.

We spent the afternoon out on a quaint little boat having good conversation and enjoying the fact that we were lucky enough to be here. The landscape was breathtaking. One of the most surreal places I've seen. The main street was lined with little touristy shops and restaurants. I wish I could have had more than an afternoon here, it would have been ideal to explore the surrounding area and get a better feel for the place, but time is time and I had a train to catch to get back to all of my things I left at the train station in Munich.

We did stumble upon the cemetery there. Let me tell you, the view was insane and the graveyard absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Next to parks, cemeteries are one of my absolute favorite things to visit while at a new place. They have so much character, history, and beauty - as morbid as it sounds.

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