Everyone has a favorite place on this earth, for me that place is AUSTRIA. I wish I could be in AUSTRIA this very minute listening to the sounds of cow bells, cuckoo birds, and goats yodeling in the verdant Alps. As I approach yet another birthday tomorrow I've made it a point to keep studying German and purchase a one way airline ticket to Vienna so that I can be back in my beloved Austria.
Austria is a small country but inside this alpine country is some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. A good place to arrive first is Vienna, a grand city that wins the hearts of visitors around the world. From imperial palaces to cozy coffeehouses serving famous Linzer torte, Vienna is filled with excitement. Whether you're admiring the Danube River, dancing the waltz, or listening to a symphony, Vienna will stimulate you with it's unending culture and lovely architecture.
Salzburg, is where I love spending time. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg and his legend lives on and on; truly a master of music and speaking of music, the American made film "The Sound of Music" has daily tours that shouldn't be missed. So much to see and do in Salzburg and it's very close to those glorious ALPS.
I could spend weeks, months, years in Austria. I was fortunate to work in this amazing country for two summers but it just wasn't long enough, not for someone who loves Austria so dearly. It's the Alps that bring me the most joy. Perfect picture postcard towns and villages with church steeples and magical bells that can be heard throughout the day. The scent of bread, rolls, and pastries at an authentic Austrian Bakeri, can't be beat. Miles of endless trails to hike and crisp clear lakes that are filled with pure water. Cow bells ringing and goats wandering through the mountains, fragrant edelweiss flowers, timely trains meandering from town to city with their horns blowing, streams, and waterfalls galore. A private accommodation known as a "pension" is the ultimate place to stay. It's homey, quaint, and oh so Austrian.
Authentic Apfel Strudel
If you like breath-taking scenery with towering mountains, lush valleys and streams, grand cities,culture, peacefulness, fairy-tale villages, friendly people, and a slower pace of life, Austria could be for you. Top notch bakeries, fresh air, perfect ski slopes and hiking trails, comfortable trains to take you through the countryside or to the city. No need for a car here, most buses and trains will take you to your desired destination. AUSTRIA, truly one of the best countries in the world!