salzburg day two

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salzburg day two

Early in the morning I finally got a phone call back from my investment banker and I was able to put a request through to transfer more money from my brokerage account to my checking account.  Only problem is that this won’t go through until Tuesday morning pacific time, or Tuesday evening European time.  After a last minute cash infusion from my parents, I will need to make the remaining ~$200USD in my checking account last for four days.  It’s not like I was spending an exorbitant amount of money before, but now I will just need to be more conscious of how and what I buy.

For breakfast I had an apple that I took from the Munich hostel breakfast the day prior and some of the 0,15€ granola bars I got in Nuremberg.  I then decided to walk around old town Salzburg and walked through the cute little streets until I got hungry and stopped at a cafe for lunch where I got a cappuccino and a tomato, basil, and mozzarella panini for just under 10€.  The coffee was some of the best I’ve had in Europe so far and the panini was quite nice.

I continued to walk around through the old town area, saw Mozart’s house, then saw that it’d cost around 9€ to see the inside of it and when I realized that was the cost of a meal I continued walking.  Hopefully I will be able to save enough through food so I will be able to go there towards the end of my stay, but for now I will try to budget as best I can.

I sat on a nice, shaded bench by the river and journalled for quite a bit of time in the afternoon as it got into the mid-high 80s.  I then started to get a headache from all of the heat (and also probably dehydration) so I headed back to the hostel, drank a ton of water, and then took a nap.

When I woke up I talked with the two remaining Canadian guys for a little while and they told me the best place to get groceries, which just happened to be less than 50 meters away from the hostel’s front door.  I got a baguette, a big pack of spaghetti, white asparagus, prosciutto, mozzarella, apples, and a bottle of Chardonnay for less than 10€.  I made probably 2 servings too many of pasta for dinner, but that’s ok because that just means I have leftovers for lunch and/or dinner tomorrow.  The wine wasn’t too bad for being just under 2€, but it was surprisingly high in alcohol content.  I put my name on the bottle and left it in the communal fridge, but I’ll be surprised if it’s still there in the morning.

a twenty-something photographer & solo traveler based in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  1. Alex, I’d be happy to give you an infusion so you can continue to enjoy everything you want to do. Just give me your account number and it is done. Life is too short on a trip like this to pass up good stuff 🙂

    Love, GM

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