While staying in Interlaken Switzerland, we are surrounded by so much beauty, that we must see as much of it as we can. One of the popular things to do/see is the Schynige Platte. It’s a mountain region that’s very close to where we’re staying, and has breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. It’s accessible by trail, or by train, so guess which one we took?
We travelled into Austria, didn’t do any research about the area, so I had low expectations. And as you read in Part I and Part II, I am totally sold on Austria. Heidi and I checked out the requirements for retiring here, and it’s similar to Spain from a financial perspective, but being competent in German is a requirement (ouch). Continue reading →
Welcome to Part II of our See Austria series. I’ll assume that you’ve already read Part I. It’s a new day in See, and I decided to go pet some of the locals. Wait…what? Yes, pet the locals. You see, just outside our kitchen window, we could see two cute donkeys (a mother and baby). The owners were feeding them, so I decided to say “Gutentag” to the people, and possibly give the donkeys a scratch.
I’ll admit it…I was sad to see Italy go. We had a lot of fun there, and saw a bunch of really cool stuff. Since I’m being so honest, I’ll also admit that I was a bit ambivalent about Austria. I had done absolutely no research at all about where we were going, and what we were doing, so I guess I’m the one at fault.
So once we had crossed the Italy/Austria border, we all needed to stretch our legs, and do the Bio Break thing. Immediately, Austria sucked me in. As Lars and I were walking into our first Austrian tourist shop, I saw something that made me think that Austria was going to be awesome: