Salzburg is a beautiful city, and I'm sure half of Europe and a few Americans were there enjoying it with me. I guess living in Northern California and Southern Oregon for the last 17 years has spoiled me, and I'm just not used to crowds. I'd like to return to this city that boasts Mozart's birthplace sometime when it's off-season.
But enough whining. I enjoyed walking the streets of the Altstadt (old section of town), sipping coffee and tasting gelato, or drinking beer at the numerous sidewalk cafes. Northern European beers on tap simply haven't been duplicated in the U.S. Furthermore, they don't mind if you sit for hours, so it was an opportunity for people watching, and I caught up on my reading for the seminars I'll be taking.
I also got some great pictures. Be sure to check out my cyber postcards! Well, I just arrived in Linz, where I'll be spending the next three weeks taking classes. We get only two days off and one of them is on my birthday. I'll be thinking of you when I eat chocolate cake in Vienna!