January 14, 2014 – Hallstatt

[Travel time] Hallstatt, a tiny town hidden within the mountains of Austria beside a lake, was a worthy visit even on a gray day. Narrow hiking trails scattered around the town, traversing the rows of houses and leading up to those “in-yo-face” mountains, as I’d like to call them (as they are literally right in front of you). One particular trail was lined by wood stumps painted with strange faces. It almost felt as if they were staring at me when I walked by…funny little things they were!