Tuesday, 1 April 2014

A for Austria

I'd asked the man this question a few months ago - if there is one country in the world that you'd definitely want to visit, which one would that be. Without missing a beat, he said Austria. The home of Mozart and the home of apple strudel (I know I am mentioning music and food in the same sentence but isn't that what life is all about :D ) I am a mountain person. It's not that I don't like the beaches - I love them too but given a choice, I'd pick a mountain resort for a holiday than a beach resort.

The other reason why I love Austria (not technically Austria then, but it is now) is the state of Salzburg. If you've seen the movie "The sound of music" (I have, a million times over), you'd be bowled over by the beauty of this place. And I was secretly happy that the man said Austria because I really do want go to Austria, especially after watching the movie. I want to visit the abbey (if it still exists) where Maria was a novice and breathe in the scent of Alps.

What are the must see places in Austria? Have you been here? Any insights into tiny cafes, offbeat places? Do leave your comments on this blog.

"The hills are alive with the sound of music
with songs they have sung for a thousand years...."

Wishlist: Australia



48 comments:

  1. Wish list Ia vera oor irykkay?

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    1. andha oorukum ponum :D aasai yaara vittudhu :D

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  2. Great start - how to solve a problem like maria :)

    All the best for the event!

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    1. hehe yes. :) Thanks :) Are you also doing it this time?

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    2. Yes, Deepa I am by EOD the post should be up :)

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  3. Good start to A to Z. Austria has been on my list forever. I was half-tempted to make a dash to Austria when we visited Germany. But decided Austria needs to be visited for itself and not combined with other destinations.

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    1. Thanks Vinitha. Yeah it needs its space and time

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  4. At first, I thought it said Australia and I was wondering why would you want to go there? Everything is trying to kill you! LOL I bet Austria would be a great place to visit. I'd love to go to Europe and hop around the countries.

    ~Patricia Lynne~
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    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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    1. haha I'd always wanted to do Australia, more so because I am a big fan of Masterchef Australia. And A for Authentic Voice is great. Look forward to reading more.

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  5. When you plan to visit Austria let me know! :) My favourite is Vienna...of course there are nicer places all around! I also have something on Austria for A -- coincidentally :) check out -- Jenz

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    1. I will Jenz. Will let you know. Read your post too :D

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  6. Yes, I would love to visit Austria. I've done much genealogy research on my family and one branch came from that area. I am sure the hills of The Sound of Music would echo with a beautiful melody. Gail visiting for AtoZ

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    1. Oh yes. each time I think Austria, I can only think of those hills and the music. Fingers crossed for it happen to soon.

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  7. Austria is beautiful any time of the year - sun you can go hiking up the mountains, winter you can come skiing down them! :) I would recommend looking into a place called Zell um Zee if, and when you go to Austria for a taste of the authentic way of life! :)

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    1. Thanks. I will keep this in mind :) And you've got a lovely blog.

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  8. hmmm.......Austria is the place, isn't it? ;)

    BTW I was waiting to read your blog! Good start! :)

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    1. No sweetie. Not Austria. Too expensive at this stage. And it's a surprise (even for me). Man not opening mouth :)

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  9. A journey inspired by music! What a great idea. We want to go there too! Enjoy.

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  10. Sounds like a very beautiful country to explore :)
    Although, the concentration camps are very depressing!
    http://effervescencia.blogspot.in/2014/04/a-is-for-archaism.html

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    1. Yes Udita. I didn't quite think about the concentration camps part. Depressing indeed.

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  11. sounds dammm good, i do have so many bucket list... good going...

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  12. Hi! Nice post! We are planning to visit Austria this summer... and this made me smile :-) Lets hope the vacation does happen!

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    1. Oh All the best. I hope your vacation happens! Good luck.

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  13. My husband and I are beach lovers. But Austria completely blew us away - that too after just visiting one state - Tyrol. Innsbruck is heavenly, as is Wattens. Visit Old town in Innsbruck by night. It is lovely - street music, pop up cafes et al. I am so in love with the place, I plan to blog about Innsbruck for the letter I this challenge!

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    1. Oohh Aarthi. Lovely. I shall keep an eye out for your blog posts. :)

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  14. Your post caught my attention because last year on the A to Z Challenge I wrote about all the countries outside of the U.S. where I've traveled. Where you want to go is another great theme!

    www.marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Marie. You have a lovely blog too

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  15. Great start to the A to Z Challenge! I was actually torn between Austria and my chosen #DreamDestination of 'Argentina' because there is so much about Austria that I would love to experience. Heading up into the mountains sounds awesome but also exploring places like Vienna and Innsbruck would be really interesting.

    http://abritandasoutherner.com/dream-destinations-argentina/

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    1. Lots of people told me about Innsbruck - here in the comments too. I just read your blog and you make me want to visit Argentina as well. Sigh. :)

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  16. The Sound of Music tour part of Salzburg is a total tourist trap, but kind of fun. The city and surroundings are beautiful. I was there many years ago as a college student.
    Play off the Page

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    1. Thanks for the heads up. I now know to not expect too much there. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  17. I was inspired to visit Austria too and all because of 'Sound of Music' :) I haven't been there yet but I plan to. my A to Z challenge theme is a retrospection of all the travel destinations I've been to but haven't written about. Drifting Traveller

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    1. Good luck Amrita. Stopped by your blog too. Cheers

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  18. It is on my bucket list! Happy A-Z Blogging Day from the 500 club!

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    1. Thanks Beth. Happy blogging you too :)

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  19. I will love seeing your list. I will store them for my children to learn about!
    Visit my blog for great Children's books http://www.jubileereviews.com/2014/04/a-for-angelo-atozchallenge.html

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    1. Thanks Melanie. You've got a lovely blog too. Stopped by this morning.

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  20. I would like to go to either Austria or Australia, as both are beautiful in their own ways. I hope you have fun with the A to Z Challenge.

    Sweetbearies Art Projects

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    1. Thank you Hanna. I stopped by both your blogs. They are lovely. I especially loved the mountains.

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  21. Even if we only travel through movies and song and food, it still gives us a wonderful sense of having visited someplace. Good luck in the challenge!

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    1. Thanks Coral. Yes and there are some places that look exactly like they are in movies or the books. :) Cheers

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  22. Wow.I am a mountain person as well but live by the beach. Life and it's little ironies. Now, 'the man' got me interested, here (winks). Wondering.

    And yes, Austria is always Maria and the Vontrapp family. Edelweiss, Edelweiss . . .

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  23. Yeah, Austria... is one of the places to visit, seen the Sound of Music more times than I can remember, and falling for Captain Von Trapp every single time.... sigh.

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Travel along and let me know what you think :)