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Croatia, Italy and into Austria

yup... 3 countries in 1 week

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ok... we´re now getting lazy and combining 3 countries into one entry!! We didn´t come on holiday to sit in front of a computer and beginning to think this blog was a stupid idea!! Besides... Mike refuses to write any of it and just sits in the chair next to me helpfully "commenting"!! but yes... we are still talking!

Enjoyed Croatia, albeit have seen enough walled cities to last us a while! the islands were nice did a bit of cycling and generally chilled out between walking around walled cities...

Got yet another overnight train, this time to Venice.... yet more immigration posts in the middle of the night... getting used to it now... no sleep that is... between the tent and the trains....

Rona loved Venice.... Mike not so sure.... very expensive for us poor backpackers though!

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So we headed north to Cortina in the Dolomites (border of Italy and Austria). fabulous mountains and great scenery..... unfortunately we were there about a month too early as tons of snow and couldn´t get above the tree line.... entire town had shut down.. great walking around so will definately return one day. Loads of long distance trackes at high altitude with handy mountain huts .... fully catered to stay in ... sounds like my kind of walking (rona).

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Chucked it with rain one day... nearly reverted to seeing a movie in Italian... but decided we weren´t that desperate yet so sat in the tent in the rain instead! Yup, that was a fun day! Only our second day of rain in 7 weeks so we can´t really complain!

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We then headed across the border to the Austraian Dolomites, to Lienz.... fabulous weather, really hot... great place, camped in a valley surrounded by snow capped mountains.... chairlifts all shut.... same old, same old story.... we´re hear a month too early!! But we still had fun, went cycling instead!

Currently in Salzburg..... staying in a hostel with a bunch of 20 something yr old´s folk.... god it makes you feel old..... been having a great time here .... Mike got soaked in the trick fountains today... hee, very funny! Found a huge beer garden.... met a few locals and had a bit of a laugh...

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Supposed to be off to Innsbruck to the mountains next... but might be going via Munich, not sure yet.... just kind of making it up as we go along!

Will try to update our travles every now and then...

Rona and Mike

Posted by mike_rona 12:36 Archived in Austria

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