vendredi 10 octobre 2008


We arrived in the late afternoon in Salzburg, where the weather was cool and cloudy. After checking into the hotel we walked the short distance downtown to dinner. En route we passed Mozart’s birthplace and his residence. We went to a chic eatery for dinner called the Blaue Gans. I was relieved to get the English translation of the menu because I wouldn’t have known the German word for ‘Innards”, “Calf’s brain”, “Heart of beef”, “kidneys” etc. It seemed the only safe thing to order was schnitzel. B got the Austrian specialty, tafelspitz, which is boiled beef. Our dishes came with potatoes; there was nary a vegetable to be seen anywhere.

The next day we awoke to clouds and rain, so we pressed on to Munich.

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