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by Allan, Konrad & Francesco 

  Day 13 - Tuesday 28th May

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Salzburg (0 kms)

In the morning we packed the bikes.  Konrad and I had the pipe lagging that we'd carried around for the fortnight, so we were looking for something for Francesco.  As we'd returned to the hotel the previous evening, we'd seen mountains of cardboard boxes across the street.  One of those would do just fine.  Unfortunately, at about 6am, the bin men arrived and took them all!  So, after fluttering his eyelashes at the receptionist, on of the chamber maids emptied a box of toilet rolls and gave him that.  I must say I was sceptical as to whether that would be enough cardboard, but he made very smart use of it.  We'd asked where we could pack the bikes and were shown into a bar in the hotel.  I had visions of big oily marks on the carpet etc, but we were very careful.

After that, it was off in tourist mode around Salzburg - in the rain :-(  I can't say that I'm too enamoured with Salzburg.  I've visited once before and it just doesn't seem to live up to expectations for me.  Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place, but there just seems to be something missing for me. All the interesting bits seem quite small.  I certainly wouldn't like to spend more than a couple of days there. (All the Mozart lovers will now flame me no doubt ;-)  I don't suppose it helped that we nipped into a cafe to be served by a waitress who was obviously in the wrong job (hated people), or needed a personality transplant - take your pick.

But!  We did have an excellent meal in the town that night, unfortunately I can't remember the name of the place (just up on the right from the Funicular railway that takes you up to the castle), and the waiter was very friendly.  It was a big barn of a place inside (something to do with a brewery) that didn't look particularly inviting, but the food was very good.

a marmot! Salzburg in the rain - hmmmm.

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