Project WWWT Day 45 of 72 - Salzburg, Austria
1st July 2017
We took the morning train ride from Vienna to Salzburg mainly because I'd like to spend a little more time in Salzburg. The train ride brought us through many picturesque location but the best view is the one hour prior to reaching Salzburg.
Initially we booked the Motel One Hotel in Salzburg but made a final change to Hotel Mozart instead. The hotel is reasonably comfortable although the room is very small and the per night charges is a little more on the high side but the location and the hotel staff made up for the value we paid for the accommodation. The hotel is very near to the Mirabell Palace i.e. approximately 10 minutes walk with toddlers.
The hotel reception is quick to point out to us that there is a weekend bazaar nearby and today is the final day that we will get to enjoy it. Having this knowledge, we wasted no time in checking in and dropping our stuffs to head out immediately. The street where the bazaar is located (Linzer Gasse but the bazzar stretch all the way to across the Salzach River bend) is thronged with people both locals and tourist although I suspect it is more of the latter. It is hard to navigate the bazaar with that many people so we ended up going into shops (Hmmm... I guess this is how it works) to escape the crowds. We did stopped at one of the many beer stands to find a place to rest our feet and to grab a quick bite. There aren't many eateries on this street, I wonder why. Anyway, we ordered a aged beef burger from BioBurger Meister. The queue is really long! We managed to get our burger after 20 minutes, not too bad a wait but the case is always as such, that you waited for your food and it ended up not living up to your expectation.
The weather suddenly took a turn with minor drizzling for the next 30 minutes. We ran helter skelter looking for a place to hide from the rain. Once the rain relented, we headed towards the opposite side of town across the Salzach River - Kaipromenade. Our idea was to look for a place to have a sit-down dinner or otherwise, a quick bite. Again, there aren't many stalls that sell food. I tried the Cafe Am Kai but it doesn't serve any proper meal except for salads and sandwiches... My wife and MIL proceeded south of the Kaipromenade and found a playground for the kids and the best thing is, there is a Turkish Kebab stall and a Thai Cook Food stall beside the playground. Don't get me wrong, I am never a person to look for foreign food at the location that I am visiting but there really are little to no choices here. We ended up buying 3 Kebabs and also ordered a Thai fried noodle & Spicy Beef and Asian Basil Rice. Please don't tell me off... I feel awful already.
We allowed the kids to stay and play at the playground until about 8PM before we call it a day. On our way back, we passed by Mirabell Palace where the scene of Julie Andrews singing the Do-Re-Mi song in the movie The Sound of Music was shot. It is one of my habit (Some may say that it is bad, others may say that it is lack of creativity or price, but I consider it just being what it is - a habit) that if the weather is not ideal, I tend not to waste too much time to take a photo and hopefully, time and weather will allow me to return and take the type of photo that I would like to remember about that place. The sky is overcast with grey clouds (Not those dramatic types) and Mirabell Palace being a Must-See in Salzburg, is filled with people so all the more I would not want to waste much time here. Fret not, I did managed to come back to this location to take the photos that represents the memory that I would like to keep of the Mirabell Palace. Will post the photos for the day that this happen.
Some of the photos of the day are shown below.