Snowboarding Innsbruck – Spend Report

By | March 31st, 2019|Austria, Snowboarding|

Allll righty then. So, you've had the story of my 3 day snowboarding trip to Innsbruck, and how I snowboarded three different resorts in 3 days - Nordkette, Patscherkofel and the Stubai Glacier - well now here's the spend report.  What did it all cost? Before reading any further, would you like to win a free pair of the above Sungod [...]

Strandbar Herrmann – Vienna’s Best Beach?

By | February 13th, 2013|Austria|

Strandbar Herrmann, is this Vienna's best beach?  Hidden amongst the high rise office and apartment blocks, retro deckchairs nestle in the golden sand.  Tourist and locals alike, settle down into said deckchairs and take in the sunshine, beer in hand, not a care in the world.  Ah, urban beach bliss! Strandbar Herrmann :) Woah woah woah woah [...]

Salzburg Castle and its view over Salzburg (inc cost)

By | February 6th, 2013|Austria|

Salzburg Castle, or as its correctly known Hohensalzburg Castle, sits high atop the  Festungsberg mountain overlooking the beautiful city below.  It is one of the largest medieval (11th century) castles in Europe, measuring an estimated 250 m (820 ft) long and 150 m (490 ft) wide.  I was lucky enough to visit the castle whilst Inter-Railing around mainland Europe with a couple of mates back [...]

Photo Essay: 4 weeks of InterRailing around Europe

By | February 24th, 2012|Austria, Czech Rep, Germany, Hungary, Photographic Inspiration|

In the spring of 2010, whilst I was still 25 (just), I used up a great chunk of my annual leave from work to go inter-railing around parts of Europe. Annual leave well taken! The significance of being 25 at the time was that my age meant I was still eligable for a youth ticket, [...]

InterRailing part 5 Salzburg

By | May 18th, 2010|Austria, Travel, Travel Diary|

Our train to Salzburg involved going back to Vienna, and then onto Salzburg.  Salzburg wasn’t quite the metropolis we had got used to, it was instead a much smaller, quieter city, probably best know for ‘The Sound of Music’. Our hostel, the Yoho International Youth Hostel, resembled an old school building and at [...]

InterRailing part 3 Vienna

By | May 10th, 2010|Austria, Travel, Travel Diary|

Arriving in Vienna was terrifying.  Not because of the place itself, but because I did not know if I was at the correct stop or not.  Was I in Vienna yet?  I had no idea.  The time was roughly matched the printed arrival time on my ticket, but the station name was totally different, and [...]