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The hills are alive with the sound of dreams coming true



Let’s go hiking in Austria one day.” It’s been one of those things my girlfriend Cyd and I have said, and dreamed of, over the years. Probably ever since I plucked up the courage to speak to her on a university organised walk in the Peak District some eight years ago. It never happened – despite her being the biggest Sound Of Music fan I know. But when Cyd was due to finish her PhD, and I was thinking of ways to celebrate her efforts, I decided it was time.

I organise everything in secret, and it isn’t until we get to the airport that I reveal our destination: Salzburg. You should have seen her face – actual hearts for eyes. A few hours later and we are toasting with champagne inside a very comfortable British Airways flight when the clouds below start breaking up. A stunning Alpine landscape reveals itself and the picturesque city of Salzburg, surrounded by mountains and split in two by the river Salzach, appears below. High above the Altstadt – the baroque old town that is also one of the most beautiful UNESCO heritage sites in Northern Europe – the magnificent Hohensalzburg Castle makes

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