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Published: August 25th 2007
Yesterday, we rented a car and drove down to Austria. Our destination was the little mountain village of Hallstatt. The rental car place didn't have our Opal, so we got stuck with a Mercedes E class, darn, haha!
The first bit of driving on the autobahn was a little scary, but once I got the hang of it, it was a blast. It was like I was driving in a luxury car dealership. Porsche's, BMW's, Mercedes's, etc. all flying by at least 150km/hr (95~ mph), often much faster. The scenary was beautiful on the drive. Definitely 'Sound of Music' country.
We made to Hallstatt still early in the morning before all the tour buses arrived. We had the town pretty much to ourselves most of the morning. I can't describe how pretty it was there. Hopefully the pictures speak for themselves. Hallstatt is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It was founded around 5000B.C. Thats older than Rome and Athens. People settled there because there are salt deposits in the area.
We are leaving Munich tonight on our second night train journey. Tomorrow we'll wake up in Venice!
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