Sunday Scribbles | Natural Beauty in Hallstatt

IMG_7244

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” | Sylvia Plath

The Sunday Scribbles is a weekly post sharing an excerpt from my travel journal – raw, unedited, in-the-moment writing. Check out the original post to read how it began and why I believe parts of the journal are worth sharing.

•••

September 15, 2016 | Hallstatt, Austria

“I spent the entire day in Hallstatt. It’s a small, charming Austrian town surrounded by mountains and a gorgeous lake. We rode the train from Salzburg, but the only option to get into town is by boat.

All of the houses in town are built into the hills and mountains. The scenery reminds me so much of Interlaken. It also reminds me of Switzerland in that the houses have vibrant flowerbeds underneath the windows. So cute! 

The train back to Salzburg rides along the water. It is so neat to just look out the window at the lovely sailboats on the lake. I am so jealous of the people who get to see this view from their houses all the time. Absolutely incredible. Nature is just fascinating!”

•••

I am constantly amazed by all the natural beauty in the world. From the train ride to Hallstatt, the Swiss Alps, the Cliffs of Moher, the sunrise from the Charles Bridge and the charming towns along the Amalfi Coast, I am thankful to have experienced some jaw-dropping moments. The stress of life goes away, and for a moment, everything is perfectly serene.

Do you crave moments like this? Share a photo from a beautiful place you’ve visited.

Ready to plan a trip to Austria? Check out travel guides for Salzburg and Vienna to get you started.

And finally, here’s a few photos from the lovely Hallstatt:

 

 

IMG_7209

hallstatt-4

hallstatt-5

hallstatt-6

hallstatt-7

IMG_7271

 

Do you crave moments like this? Share a photo from a beautiful place you’ve visited.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s