Saturday we decided to be adventurous and made a trip to Hallstatt, an idyllic town that was repeatedly popping up on my Instagram feed, along with a buzzfeed article. We wanted to get out of the city, but neither of us were too keen on the South of Music tours, so this sounded like the perfect replacement. We read about an all day bus pass for 25€, but according to all of our helpful transportation information desk friends, these don't exist. Instead, we were instructed to buy our tickets from the driver which resulted in about double transportation expenses for the day. Thankfully the ticket price was the only hiccup in our plans, everything else (including the two bus connections) went smoothly, putting us in Hallstatt shortly before noon.
The bus ride from Prague could have been enjoyable, there was even a bus stewardess offering coffee or tea, but all I wanted to do was sleep. We made multiple stops along the way (smoke break? leg stretching? I'm not sure) which would have been appreciated during the day, but at 2, 3 and 4 am, not so much. What was worse though is that when we arrived in Salzburg I had no idea where we were, okay sure my own fault for assuming Ariel figured it out, but being dropped at an abandoned parking lot at 5 am, on minimal sleep, was not my idea of fun. I felt stupid once we reached the city as catching the bus there was actually extremely simple, but my lack of sleep confused everything.