Tuesday, April 21, 2009

First Tour of the Season

Even though I have been giving tours to Salzburg for nearly two years, I love going back. Not only do I get to meet interesting tourists from all around the world, I also get to appreciate the different restaurants and changing beauty.

The Mirabell Gardens are blooming and absolutely perfect at this time of year. Everyone was out enjoying the flowers and the sun. The reactions of the tourists are priceless. They are intrigued by The Sound of Music, Mozart, and the fact that this is my job.

My other favorite aspect is stopping at Demel for their amazing pastries. Since the weather is warming up they currently have ice cream and sorbets as well, which are very very good. Today I had green apple and blueberry, although I'm sure I'll work my way through their rotation.

If you live in the area you definitely should consider a day trip - just look at those flowers! If you go, be sure to check out my Salzburg Visitor's Guide with all of my favorite places to visit.

5 comments:

Aisling said...

I love your pictures. You can bet if we head your way we'll definitely be doing one of your tours. :)

Bluefish said...

I'm in love with the last photo. Thanks for sharing.

JoernandAllison said...

Hooray for the start of the season! It looks like spring has taken Salzburg, the flowers are so beautiful!
Salzburg is such a beautiful city anyway. What a wonderful job you have!

Emily said...

Aisling...
I'd be more than happy to show you guys around if you make it this way.

Bluefish...
Are you in Copenhagen now? I hope things are treating you well. Maybe you'll make it down to Salzburg for a visit - it's so pretty!

Allison...
I still think you have the fun job, at least your kids have an excuse of being oblivious! - I do enjoy my job though... and the crazy tourists that come with it.

Reannon said...

Awww that makes me miss Salzburg. I lived there for a while a few years ago. Haven't been back since though... ; ( It's a gorgeous city, but not the most exciting place to live when you're in college, (is there still only that one ghetto club near the airport?)

Anyways, I remember seeing those t-shirts that said: "There are no kangaroos in Austria." Have you ever actually had a tourist ask you about that before?