A short but busy break in Salzburg followed by Vienna has left me reeling at the splendour of the two cities. Salzburg was by far the most enjoyable and had an atmosphere to which Vienna could only aspire. We enjoyed the grandeur and art of Vienna but also found it overwhelming. Salzburg was delightful and may well see us return to savour once more its squares, gardens and welcoming hospitality. We worked out our own version of the Sound of Music tour and revelled thoroughly in the places that are permanently etched in so many minds from the iconic film. Mozart, Strauss and flowers, nothing disappointed here. Travelling is about broadening the mind but it is also true that it is about self discovery, I now know that I am a country person at heart and like cities if they are small and manageable. Perhaps it is because I was born in Winchester. Western Austria has given rise to ideas for more poetry but all those are as yet unformed. I am consulting with my muse about them at the moment.
Wherever you travel, I hope you enjoy the experience and that you fulfil your dreams.
Best wishes, Denny Bradbury