A Week in the Austrian Alps (Part 3)

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One lunchtime we headed off up the mountain in a gondola to a restaurant right at the top, so high up you felt you were in the clouds. The views were amazing and with the sun shining brightly it literally felt heavenly. It was in this restaurant that I tried schnitzel, a traditional Austrian dish consisting of a thin steak of veal or pork which is covered in breadcrumbs and fried. It was so good but I have to say perhaps not the best choice for skiing again in the afternoon โ€“ I was so full after all that!

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View from restaurant

I enjoyed the Austrian food and scenery even more than the skiing and Iโ€™d highly recommend the alps as a place to visit even if you donโ€™t ski, or donโ€™t ski much like me. According to tourist websites Saalbach is just as much of a great place to take a holiday in the summer as in the winter and I can certainly see why that would be. Staying in one of the beautiful wooden guest houses and hiking or cycling around the mountains must be simply breathtaking.

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7 Comments

  1. Jill of All Trades
    January 28, 2009 / 2:12 am

    So funny. Here I am scrolling through your beautiful pictures and then I stop abruptly at the food picture and linger. I like ALL the pictures. LOL

  2. Jeanne
    January 28, 2009 / 1:19 pm

    OK, despite the fact that we are off skiing in the French Alps in precisely a month, I have to say that I’m insanely jealous… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Faisal Admar
    January 28, 2009 / 2:10 pm

    i do love snow and sadly we don’t have it here in malaysia ๐Ÿ™

    great pictures taken by you… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Janice
    January 29, 2009 / 6:20 am

    Fantastic Shots!! Love it. Wish one day I could go there too

  5. Heidi / Savory Tv
    January 31, 2009 / 1:52 am

    What an adorable ski village! That feeling of having a hard time skiing after a hearty meal I know all too well! Thank you for sharing!

  6. {michelle}
    January 31, 2009 / 5:17 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like a fabulous trip

  7. Rosa's Yummy Yums
    February 8, 2009 / 12:46 am

    Nice pictures and beautiful landscapes!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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