Traveling from Ukraine, I had a nights stop in Hungrary where I met an old university student colleague of mine who lived in the capital. It had snowed the whole evening, so after a few drinks we decided to head to the top of the hill and slide down on bob sleighs. The view from the top was great at night and sliding down was a fun way of spending my only night before heading to Linz in Austria.
Linz is my second home town after living there for a year during high school, almost ten years ago. It is a place I have visited many times since and the perfect place to retreat to when traveling in Europe gets tiresome. The host family that I used to live with made sure to keep me well fed and rested, and I made a schedule for all my old friends who I wanted to meet during the two days I was there. Visiting the Poöstlingberg church, which is the city’s symbol, the city castle and hanging out by the Danube brought back many memories from a time there that I will always miss.