Trip Start May 15, 2006
71Trip End Sep 29, 2006
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So more to talk about has happened. I spent today on a free hike up into the mountains of the Austrian Alps. Innsbruck offers the coolest service where they provide you with a mountain guide, free bus transportation, and even free hiking boots to go hiking around their town
After the hike, I met back up with the Aussie girls and we all went out to dinner at a good Italian place in Innsbruck before going out to a movie. Yes, I did it, I saw Snake on a Plane and loved it. It was one of the first movies I have seen in English in months and I enjoyed every minute of it. Afterwards, I said goodbye to the girls who had an early train ride the next morning and headed back to the hostel. I met another traveller from Seattle and we decided to go out and talk about our hometown over a drink. Innsbruck isn't known as a big party town and it showed. We went out at 9:30 and found the one open bar in town to have a drink at. It was fun to catch up with another guy from Seattle(he went to SPU and works at Microsoft) and recall memories from our hometown. I haven't met many travelers from Seattle and he hadn't met any so that made for a somewhat interesting night.
The next morning I woke up and left the lame hostel to catch and early train to Heidelberg. Ohh, I almost forgot to complain about how lame the hostel was. I had great luck with a cool hostel in Vienna but recently, I have struggled with housing options. This hostel was dirty, as you could probably tell, and the breakfast was horrible and the staff was SOOOO RUDE. I have never met a hostel manager who won't even turn around to answer a question you have or won't even answer a question and will just point to a piece of paper that has his answer on it. I asked him where the internet cafe was and he wouldn't even respond, he just thrust a piece of paper in my face and turned around. Grrr....is it really that hard to be nice? Ok, enough with the hostel rants, I had enough to rant about at the next hostel to let this one off the hook.