What I was doing this time last year!!
05-06 July ’09
Arrived in Salsburg after the most uncomfortable train journey of my life. Arrived in the train station at 4am basically hung out there until 8am cause there was nothing else to do. So then we went and got some burger king. What a breakfast. I would’ve died without it though. So we then got a taxi to the hostel because exhaustion had overcome us. It was only about €9 so that was grand. When we got there it was like 9.30… We weren’t able to check in until 1pm pretty terrible so we just hung out in the foyer for three and a half hours. I couldn’t sleep or function in any other way so I just sat there and got up a couple of times to walk around. I think I may have gotten about a half an our of sleep in the end. Then we checked in and I slept until six or seven. Almost completely wasted the day. We had dinner in the hostel it was about 6.50 for basically all you can eat it was amazing!! after that and watching the end of Wimbledon (predictable result eh?) I went down and washed all my clothes because I had none left after a week. We then spent the rest of the evening drinking edelwiess (an Austrian beer) In the hostel’s bar and playing multiple card games… Fun times…
Austria is the first country in which it has rained during the day (In Venice we think it rained during the night but there was no evidence the next morning). Kinda makes things difficult sightseeing wise.
Yesterday wasn’t exactly culture filled.
we then went on the sound of music tour, It was fun enough. some great sights…
The next day just me and David went to see the Mozart related sights and some shopping Carmel stayed in the hostel cause she felt sick.
we then took a train to Vienna and checked into our hostel.
This was our exact hostel - The Wombats City Hostel Vienna (great place it had a bar!!)
we then went to the bar in the hostel and drank to our hearts content. This being until like 11pm for David and Carmel….
I then had to make new friends so i started talking to this Australian girl… Kerby was her name weird huh?
Talked to her for a short while, explained my situation to her and then one of her friends Will I think his name was introduced himself and I got them to guess where I was from. After they guessed Irish (It took a while) they introduced me to two other Irish guys who In turn Introduced me to 5 Canadian and 2 Austrian girls…
Over the course of the night I got ridiculously drunk… Cocktails, shots (One being Absynthe) Great times…
When the bar closed at about 2-2:30 we went of adventuring to find another pub, the Irish guys knew one which stayed open til half 5… En route to the pub on of the Canadians (She looked like Michelle from Skins) Decided it’d be a good idea to get mount me and I willingly obliged and ran down the road with her on my back, a few steps down and my legs basically just buckled because alcohol did not afford me great leg strength.
So for me sins I received a nasty cut on my knee (David said if it was 7 inches deeper I could’ve been paralysed) and a gigantic bump on my head, didnt realise I had it until this morning when I couldn’t lie properly on the pillow… Got home around 4.
Overall it was a brilliant night and I’ve got some facebook friends to show for it…
(This is an extract from my failed Inter-railing journal which ended a couple of days after this!!)