Below is a panoramic view from my balcony:
Austria is a very beautiful country. It is just as beautiful as I thought it would be and as pretty as the pictures/postcards I had always seen. It is a great place for nature lovers as well as sports enthusiasts to visit. There are many very nice and well maintained biking and hiking trails especially in the small town I stayed in called St. Johann.
I love seeing the mountains also known as the Alps because I live in Florida where it is very flat. The only bad thing about the hills in the mountains is walking anywhere. It gets a lot more tiring especially in the summer as Austria does get very warm. It does cool off a little bit at night unlike Florida which stays very warm at night most of the year.
I would like to return the Austria someday and stay in the cities of either Vienna or Salzburg as there are a lot to see and do there. Here are a few of my photos. Pretty much everywhere I look I wanted to take a picture as everything was so pretty! This is just a handful of the photos I took while I was there for a week. I loved visiting the gorge I wrote a post about it here is the link:
I really did like Austria, but began to feel a little landlocked being an "island girl". I was really looking forward to visiting Santorini toward the end of my stay. St Johann is a great place to spend a few days to relax, view and or photo the gorgeous landscapes and of course visit the gorge mentioned above.
There are flowers everywhere in the summer and on many window boxes. The houses reminded me of the pretty swiss chalets I'd always seen in photos.
I loved the architecture and especially this pink house!
The following two photos were seen on my LONG walk to the gorge. I loved the lush green landscape and mountains. I think it reminded me of where I grew up in Vermont:
It was a little boring to me so I took the above "selfie" and "toes in the sun" photo":
I will leave you with a couple of panorama shots that I enjoy taking as well as one of me on my balcony. These are of the grounds of the hotel I stayed at called the Alpenland Sporthotel. Thank you so much for stopping by as always I love to hear your comments and questions have a wonderful week my friends!