Zell am See - Austria. I was there late Summer this year with Alex and his family. I cannot express how much I love this place. It was so calming and so warm. We had so much fun and the architecture was amazing. I have memories there that I would never want to let go.
I am not very fit at all. I walk sometimes during the weekends and to school and back during the weeks, so not much at all. Alex's father and his girlfriend are very active in walking and much more. So when we planned this trip, we all knew that we would do much walking. And we did.
One day we walked around Kitzsteinhorn for about 9-11 hours. We ate lunch up in the mountains (sheep were near us as we ate). Both the sheep followed me around so I walked up some stones to get away from them, haha. Sheeps' eyes are very scary when you are near them!
Once we got on our way again, we walked and walked. The view was amazing, the path we walked on was narrow and stoney. Gabbe, Alex's younger brother, almost fell from the path when he wanted to take a picture. It was so amazing to walk on top of the mountains. You could see the city at the right and at the left you could see more mountains. We often said "Look! It's a plain down there!"
A few minutes from where we stayed, we had a lake. The water came from a glacier so it was cold and frisky. One day, when we did not take a walk in the mountains, we bathed there. The water was really cold, it really cooled me down when the sun had burned me so.
We were lucky enough to have a water show two times at our stay. There was apparently a kind of festival the whole week when we were there. One day they had different shows and games for the people to play, we did not understand anything so we mostly watched.
The whole time I was at Zell am See, I was completely calm. Nothing would worry me and I got such a different experience when I was there. I got a panic attack at the night of the festival, there was so many people there. I almost had it coming when we decided that we would be there. But even though I got it, I would not want to change the experience for anything in the world. I would love to come back there when I am able to. The town was so amazing and cute. It really is a memory for life.