Fuck for peace – Austria
Austria was great. Clean. Sophisticated and generally ‘nice’. I think I had higher expectations for Vienna than I perhaps should have, but it was still a very nice city. Coming from Italy, I had some serious issues with confusing Vienna and Venice. They are very different destinations, and when you try and buy a train ticket, with a minimal of Italian communication skills to Venice, Austria, you get mixed results. Actually at the very best you get rather short answers, and if I could understand what the ‘nice’ ticket sales person was actually saying, I’m sure it wouldn’t have been overly pleasant. After the cue built up quite considerably behind me, a cueee corrected my brain-lapse and suggested I try to go to Vienna in Austria instead.
So after a few days milling around Vienna, I headed to Innsbruck and Tirol where ‘normally’ without global warming, you could ski all year round on a glacier..! I made it to the Glacier and yes, you could still ski, but the one run that was open was not worth the effort involved and so I took some time hiking around on the Glacier in the remaining snow and the surrounding mountains. Innsbruck was a beautiful city, and I will have to come back in winter one day to test out the snow and the legendary skiing (when there is more than one run open that is..).