Monday, June 17, 2013
Travelogue: European Roadtrip Part 6 (The Sound of Music Tour)
Part 1 - Hamburg, Germany
Part 2 - Berlin, Germany
Part 3 - Dresden, Germany
Part 4 - Prague, Czech Republic
Part 5 - Salzburg, Austria
he highlight of this roadtrip has got to be the Sound of Music day tour we took from Salzburg.
I felt like a kid all over again, listening to the all the familiar tunes from the movie.
Except this time around, I was no longer watching it in front of the TV --
I was right there at the very scene, the very sight and the very place
where my all-time favorite movie was taken.
All my childhood memories flooded back to me as I reminisced those happy times with my cousins
singing along the songs, those endless summer days running around my mom's garden
and pretending that I am sixteen going on seventeen and needing an older and wiser dashing young lad...
I have found my happy place!
Someday, when I have kids of my own, I hope they appreciate the movie as I did and
visit this place and reminisce happy childhood as I have!
And hope they get to visit it too with a dashing young lad by their side as I have.
Below are snippets of the movie's song lyrics and the spot where the scene was shot.
♪ ♫ The hills are alive with the sound of music!
With songs they have sung for a thousand years...
♪ ♫ Doe, a deer a female deer
Ray, a drop of golden sun... ♪ ♫
♪ ♫ Raindrops and roses and blue satin sashes..
When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm feeling sad... ♪ ♫
♪ ♫ How do you solve a problem like Maria... ♪ ♫
♪ ♫ I am sixteen going on seventeen...
Totally unprepared am I to face the world of men! ♪ ♫
The wedding church of Maria and Captain von Trapp
Not related to The Sound of Music but the town of Mondsee, Austria -- specifically at Cafe Braun, has
undeniably the BEST apple strudel in the world.
I still dream of it to this day, 5 years after tasting it!
♪ ♫Climb every mountain...
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Just have one regret on this tour: we forgot to take a picture of an Edelweiss!
We did get to sing-a-long with it on the bus and I was doing so with all out full emotion.
That is until somebody blurted out, "
Oh I didn't know Edelweiss is a flower!
I had to burst into laughter!
See you next week for a quick stop at Wattens, Austria!
Monday, June 17, 2013
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