Right now I’m on spring break in Venice…make sure to follow along on Instagram!
Just like your sister Vienna, I struggled to find the words to describe you.
In your case, however, this is a love letter.
I knew before I saw you that I would love you. This has happened a handful of times in my life, where my insane expectations have been surpassed by the beautiful place I am finally seeing in person. I try so hard not to have these expectations, but you are quite famous, Hallstatt. There are endless pictures and blog posts and raves about you–you are so incredible there is even a replica of you in China!
I struggled to find the words to adequately describe you, Hallstatt, because frankly, what hasn’t been said about you? You’re beautiful, you’re picturesque, you’re quaint, you’re a pretty little piece of the puzzle of Europe.
Instead of merely listing your many attributes, I would also like to thank you.
Thank you, Hallstatt, for being you. But also, thank you for…
…these crystal blue skies.
…the access to these views.
…the view from our balcony.
…the foggy mornings.
…your many swans.
…your well-preserved, charming buildings.
…encouraging your residents to keep up their traditions, like lederhosen.
…putting on such a gorgeous show in the autumn.
…for being just as picture-perfect as I hoped, but even better because you’re not just a picture, but you’re real.
I hope to see you again, Hallstatt!
Linking up with Travel Tuesday.