Daily Archives: October 15, 2007

Saturdays in Salzburg…hangover on Monday

So, Saturday I had a tour to Salzburg, as has become the usual lately.  Radius Tours started the winter schedule a little earlier than previous years, on Oct. 1st…so that means from now til April, our Salzburg tours are only on Tues, Thurs, and Saturday.  Personally I’m not a big fan of being in Salzburg on Saturdays, it’s just so horribly crowded…yes, even on cold rainy days.  In fact, it seems that’s about all I’m getting lately on my Salzburg tours…fairly cold rainy days.  I shouldn’t complain too much though, it hasn’t really affected the tours much as it’s just been a lil rain here and there.  Also, Neuschwanstein during the off-season is only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays…so obviously I’ll have less tours, which is always expected.  And City tours of Munich are Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.

 The good part is, I’ll always have Fridays and Sundays off, since none of the tours I do can be on those days.  Well, I’ll still probably do posters on a lot of those Fridays.

My last Salzburg tour was quite interesting.  Personally, I think it was a fairly bad tour…I had 23 people which is a pretty large group for Salzburg (it’s ususally around 8-15), and they weren’t the fastest…AND since it was a Saturday, it was horribly crowded in Salzburg as well.  However, the thing that really affects the tour is the fact that they’re working on the tracks between Munich and Salzburg…so it involves switching trains and even taking two completely different routes getting there and back.  That eats up about 15min on the way there, and 30min on the way back…so that kinda blows.  The interesting thing about Saturday’s tour was where the tourists were from.  I’d say I get an average of about 5 countries represented on any given tour….Saturday’s was 10.  Here’s how it went:

2 canada, 4 USA, 2 Denmark, 2 South Africa, 1 Jordan, 2 Australia, 4 Puerto Rico, 2 Korea, 2 Ireland, 2 Zambia.

I dunno, I got 30 euros in tips, so I think it went alright.  By the way the tips came from the americans, south africans, and the canadians.  Here’s a pic from Saturday:
Salzburg on a fairly crappy day
As far as the hangover on Monday, that’d be referring to my current condition.  We had a guide’s meeting last night, which of course involves all kinds of random conversation and immense amounts of beer.   I apparently even watched a South Africa vs. Argentina rugby match for some reason. South Africa won, I think it was an ass-whooping, but I’m not sure as I was more concerned with trying to keep up with the other guides extremely fast beer drinking abilities, I swear they were pouring it on the floor when I wasn’t looking.