Saturday 14th May 2011
Driving Slovenia to Salzburg
We left Bled this morning and Jana and Edi were kind enough to escort us to the intersection of the highway which leads directly to Austria.
We entered a 7.5 km tunnel in Slovenia which took us through (yep, through) the Karavanke Mountain range and we exited in Austria where it was pouring with rain.
We drove through the Alps, which still had a considerable amount of snow on them, and after countless tunnels arrived in Salzburg about 2.5hrs later. I don’t quite have the vocabulary to articulate just how stunning the scenery is in Slovenia and Austria – I’m lost for words. Any superlative I think of doesn’t seem to do it justice.
We scored a hotel less than 2km from the old city (Altstadt) so we dropped off our bags and walked there. Would you believe it, the rain stopped and we had blue skies and sunshine for the rest of the day, although it did sprinkle a bit as we walked home later that evening.
We had the classical Austrian dinner while we were in town, Weiner Schnitzel and half a litre of beer, and it was delicious!
Next stop is Fussen, Germany and the ‘Disney’ Castle…