Second last day on the road…

Leaving the bright lights of the city, we headed for Bad Mitterndorf, a ski resort town in the Austrian Alps also famous for its thermal waters.  More importantly, this is the town where MJo spent many a happy winter skiing when he was growing up.  30 years on, this would be a trip down memory lane for him.

We went up to the “Tauplitz Alm” where all the skiing takes place in the winter, followed by a short ride to the Kochalm which had some of the greenest looking meadows we had ever seen.

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A short 15km away is the famous Grundlsee, where we took a boat ride followed by Sabby’s favourite pastime, trying Austrian desserts.

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Oh and no trip to the Austrian Alps would be complete without a visit to an original Austrian “Heurigen”. We went to the Eselsalm for dinner and were treated to a live performance by a traditional Styrisch duo. They really liked Sabby as she was the only Asian in the house.  There was much boisterous singing and clapping over the course of the evening.

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We are writing this now from a small wine bar reminiscing about our long ride as this is after all our last night on the road. Tomorrow we will arrive at our final destination. Many thoughts crossed our minds as our trip that seemed like such a big and long undertaking just a short while ago, will actually be coming to an end very soon.

But for now it is still 600km to go across beautiful Alpine countryside tomorrow.

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