Monthly Archives: August 2002

No Absinthe, Thank you Anyway – Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

I am still in Cesky but I am feeling a little better. I have spent time just taking it easy and eating chicken soup. I absolutely love the little hostel I am in. Its called the Snail hostel and its adorable. It only has one room with 10 beds but we have our own kitchen and there are two bathrooms, one with a round two person tub! Its really nice to be able to take a nice hot bath when your sick.

Yesterday, there were two Vancouver girls, two kiwis and and American. We all got along really read more

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Out of Austria – Ceske Krumlov, Czech Republic

So I went from Salzberg to Gruneau. I stayed at the Treehouse which is run by a really nice couple who were really hospitable and fun. It was so serene and peaceful in this quiet little mountain hideaway. Its quite in the middle of nowhere. The land is untouched and fresh with the best water I have tasted from the creek that runs through.

We ate some bar bq trout at a roadside booth and it has made me a believer in trout once again. The town which is a short hike from the hostel, was smal read more

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Chocolate and Rainstorms – Salzberg, Austria

I had a wonderful time wandering around Salzberg yesterday. Then I went back to the hostel to give my very sore feet some rest. I met up with a few other travellers and we played cards and had some beer. Then we went to this Irish pub and had some more beer. I got tired pretty early so I ended up walking home by myself at around 930. But not before I found a cute little deli that I had to try. I got a huge chunk of cheese and some salami to go with my leftover lunch bun.

I ran into a guy read more

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Mozart Mania – Salzberg, Austria

I was not planning to stop in Salzberg until 5 mins before the train pulled in. I jumped off and called the hostel to see if they had room for me, and as luck would have it, they did. So Salzberg it is. And I am so glad. It is so clean and cozy here. I got a wonderful safe feeling (which I havent had in a while) as I headed into town to find my hostel.

It wasnt far from the train station and the walk there just reinforced what a great decision it was to stop in this Mozart obessed town. H read more

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I’ll be Comin Round the Mountain…. – Venice, Italy

I arrived into Venice at 8am and stored my pack in the train station baggage storage before heading off to explore Venice. It was absolutely stunning. The sun was shining and I was feeling so happy. I got lost (which I would recommend everyone do in Venice…its the only way) and ran into the cutest little mom and pop grocery store. I bought a .20 Euro banana and a .50 euro apple. I must have looked hilarious walking along eating my banana with this huge grin on my face. It was the best banana I read more

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Transportation Terror in Athens – Athens, Greece

So I got to Santorini which was beautiful but an hour after I had arrived, it became apparent that it was time to say goodbye to Greece. I was getting very itchy feet and laying on the beach just wasn`t doing it for me anymore. So I spent the next few hours trying to arrange the ferries back to Venice.

My last night in Greece was spent by eating swordfish at a lovely small greek restaurant with Marlena (whom I met up with again in Santorini). Then we bought the cheapest wine we could find read more

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