Always pay for the sleeper car


We woke up and left the hotel and headed south to the historical part of Salzburg.  It was a little hike but eventually we found it.  We had breakfast at a little cafe.  Wesley had some overpriced orange juice and a pastry and Sterling had similar.  We wandered over to Mozart’s home.  We tried finding his grave but it turns out he isn’t buried there.

His home was pretty large.  It had a lot of pianos and things of his.  There were a bunch of music books there too.  At the end of it, there was a video about his life.  It said some things.  We then went to the gift shop, bought some trinkets and moved on.

We crossed the river to the touristy area.  There were lots of shops and cafes.  We stopped at some places and bought some trinkets.  One little shop specialized in painted eggs (empty) as ornaments for christmas. We bought a few as gifts and were amazed by how many there were.  They probably had several thousand for sale.

We continued through the city and went to Mozart’s birthplace.  Sterling didn’t really want to go in since there were so many people.  We then went over to a big church and went in.  It was a lovely building.

After a while of wandering and shopping, we went to a restaurant to have lunch.  It took a little while to get seated and the service was sub-par.  It took us 45 minutes to get omelettes that were fairly small.  It was not the best of experiences.

There were a couple attractions that we could have gone to see but it would have really pressed us for time.  We considered going to Linz to see something but Wesley was paranoid that we wouldn’t make it back in time for the overnight train.  So we decided to just take it easy for the rest of the day.

After eating we went back across the river and relaxed on a bench next to it.  Salzburg became more or less a resting day for us since we needed to be back in paris the next day.  After relaxing for a while, we headed back to the train station and made a huge mistake.  We took an overnight train from Salzburg to Paris.  The huge mistake part was that we went cheap and chose regular coach seating for the ride.  We really should have taken the sleeper car.  Wesley didn’t sleep at all on the way and Sterling only slept a couple hours.  On a positive note, we shared the coach room with some friendly people that we talked to for a while.

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