I love Austria – one feels safe here and public transport works. However, the main thing I love about Austria is the scenery. There are beautiful rolling hills and woods. Did I mention the rolling hills? This makes hiking a pleasurable activity.
I went on a cruise from Krems to Spitz in Lower Austria a couple of summers ago. When we arrived at Krems there was a traditional dance troupe to usher passengers onto the boat. The clothing for the female folk was different from the kind of dirndl I am used to seeing in the Vienna area. The men’s lederhosen were similar to what I am used to seeing.
The views during the cruise were stunning and I just could not believe it. Unfortunately, my camera was moody and I did not manage to capture the scenery. The musicians on the boat belted out some lively tunes with gusto. The food was delicious.
Just look at the little girl doing her thing. So sweet! The little boy in the background is also showing how good a dancer he is.
What I liked about the troupe is that young children were included so that tradition could be passed on to the next generation ensuring its continuity.Loo
The whole troupe is now dancing. Look at the boy in the left corner getting down to the beat. Adding the dancing before departure was a very nice touch as not only were the passengers entertained, but we also learnt a bit of Austrian culture.