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Austria Innsbruck Salzburg Train

8 June 2016

Smallest hotel room ever

From Innsbruck to Salzburg by train

Now I am Salzburg, where I was greeted by thunderstorms.
This may alter my planned activities tomorrow, time will tell, hopefully they disappear.
Before I got here, I had to do my washing, I allowed 3 hours, it took 1 hour. So I had time to kill at the Innsbruck station.
This led to coffee and strudel.

Then I had the entire huge train to myself, I am serious, I walked the length of it and only saw train staff, no other passengers, and the bored staff were all down the far end to where I was sitting.
The train does go onto Vienna, and the first stop was Salzburg where I got off and a few people got on, but its weird that they run such a huge train with just me on it!

Now for my hotel room. I think we have a new winner. I have twice stayed in very modern space age cube hotels, once in London and once in Osaka. But those had bigger beds.
I think this hotel is the new winner for smallest hotel room I have stayed in.
It also has some other challenges I have overcome, the tiny desk has no accessible power. There is a power point in the wall by it with a cord going back into the wall. I unplugged that and the lights went out.
So I have found a way to use the bed as a chair and move the table which gets me near enough to the bathroom power point to charge my laptop / camera / electric shaver / phone one by one in turn.
Getting into the room was a logistical challenge as well, strangely it employs a double door system, and getting your suitcase into the narrow room through both doors saw me trapped in the middle of it all.

Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - My washing machine experience was once again good. The dryers were the same as the ones in London, huge drums that you dont need to use heat with. Peo

My washing machine experience was once again good. The dryers were the same as the ones in London, huge drums that you dont need to use heat with.
People who were using heat were drying their full load in 10 minutes. I fear shrinkage.


Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - All train stations feature salted meat stores, and to highlight the fact its meat, they have red tinted lighting.

All train stations feature salted meat stores, and to highlight the fact its meat, they have red tinted lighting.


Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - Another TERRIBLE coffee. It comes with a glass of water and a biscuit to get rid of the taste of burnt coffee with added burnt milk.

Another TERRIBLE coffee. It comes with a glass of water and a biscuit to get rid of the taste of burnt coffee with added burnt milk.


Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - The coffee was so bad I had to have a strudel to further dull the taste bud trauma.

The coffee was so bad I had to have a strudel to further dull the taste bud trauma.


Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - This is the train I had all to myself. It is very long. It briefly went fast too, but then there was track work and about a thousand guys in orange ju

This is the train I had all to myself. It is very long. It briefly went fast too, but then there was track work and about a thousand guys in orange jump suits standing watching us go past at jogging pace.


Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - Just me. I ran up and down for a while for exercise.

Just me. I ran up and down for a while for exercise.


Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - The Salzburg main station is actually quite far from the old city where I am staying. Of course theres a storm the one time I am not staying next to t

The Salzburg main station is actually quite far from the old city where I am staying. Of course theres a storm the one time I am not staying next to the station.
It looks old from here, but inside and underneath its very modern.


Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - Zahir Hadid designed this bike shelter. She also designed the cable car station in Innsbruck. Everything she designed looks exactly like this.

Zahir Hadid designed this bike shelter. She also designed the cable car station in Innsbruck. Everything she designed looks exactly like this.


Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - This is out the front of my hotel, on an old street leading to where Mozart lived.

This is out the front of my hotel, on an old street leading to where Mozart lived.


Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - And now in all its glory, my mini hotel room. The wifi is blazing fast.

And now in all its glory, my mini hotel room. The wifi is blazing fast.


Austria-Innsbruck-Salzburg-Train - My view is of a cliff and beer garden. Could make for an interesting night of lack of sleep if its full of drunks.

My view is of a cliff and beer garden. Could make for an interesting night of lack of sleep if its full of drunks.


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