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Hallstatt from accross the lake.

I don't have much time for this entry as we're about to head off to Budapest (where it's supposed to be 35 degrees.. great... I already feel like an armpit...) and still need to grab a quick bite.  We have some fab pics from our tours around yesterday, but this cafe does not have uploading capabilities, unfortunately.

Yesterday, Ev and I woke up bright and early at 8AM and took off for Hallstatt - a gorgeous little town of 900 people that is perched off this huge lake and crawling up the side of a mountain.  There has been so much salt in this area for so long that there's a period of time called the Hallstatt era 400-800BC due to how well everything was perserved.  We wanted to go to the ice caves, but took too much time at this salt mine thatäs been operating for 2500 years that we missed it.  We were really bummed, but the town is beautiful and the salt mines were really really cool (as in cold...and wonderfully so) that it wasn't so bad. 

Today, we also woke up at 8AM and took a tour of Salzburg before we have to catch the train to Budapest via Vienna in about 45 minutes.  We went up a fortress that was built in the 1100s (and added on until the 1500s).  It was one of the best things we've done so far.  It overlooks the city, gives great views, and was very educational.  We're nerds.

But this thing says I have one minute left, so I'll leave it at that.  See ya in Budapest!

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