Saturday, August 25, 2007

Berchtesgaden and the 24 Hour Cold

Today started late as we slept in a little bit and when we awoke to shower and get ready for the day we found the bathrooms had closed for cleaning. After sitting around for a few hours typing and playing GameBoy the bathroom freed up and I showered and got ready. We decided to head out to Berchtesgaden on the advice of my parents and grandparents. We had no idea what to do once there but we figured we’d head out and try to find stuff to do. We rode the train out of Salzburg for an hour and got into the town midday. We walked down the street from the train station looking for a place to eat but couldn’t find anything except a bunch of closed shops and a cable car. We decided to take the cable car to the top of the hill and look for food and stuff to do. When we reached the top we found a small place to eat and some great views. I had a giant plate of eggs, potatoes, and meat and some sparkling water before heading back down the mountain. We realized after being in the town for a few hours that having a car is important. We wouldn’t be able to walk to all the places that we wanted to see in the town. Konigsee and Obersalzburg were just far enough away that walking wouldn’t be possible but would only take a few minutes by car. We were a little disappointed that we couldn’t get very far in the town but we enjoyed the sights and the train ride. We headed back into town and went to find ice cream.

Somehow in Salzburg I came down with a 24 hour cold and had trouble breathing and seeing because my eyes kept watering up. I took some Zicam every few hours whenever I remembered and it went away after a day or so. It would have sucked to get sick in the middle of my trip but Salzburg didn’t have a whole lot of stuff to see that we could get to anyway so I guess that was the place to get sick. We found our ice cream and went back to the hostel to get some rest since we were heading to Zurich the next day.


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