Eastern Europe

One of these days I will eventually grow up: Frolicking in Austria

Vlog #12: Contiki European Panorama : Tyrol, Austria

Sometimes it’s nice to drop the mold society puts on us to act a certain way and just be. What I mean by this is, it’s fun to act like a kid even if you are almost 25. This is precisely what I did when I was in Austria.

On one of the day activities of bike riding we stopped off at a park which just so happened to have a wicked playground and luge track. So naturally the immature part of me took over and we spent the better part of the afternoon frolicking on the swings .

Bike Ride - Hofgarten, Austria

Frolicking In - Hofgarten, Austria

Originally I wanted to reenact the Sound of Music Do-Re-Me song since it was filmed here in the hills of Austria; however, nobody else seemed keen on participating with me.

Frolicking In - Hofgarten, Austria

Frolicking

Frolicking In - Hofgarten, Austria

Frolicking to the death! – but not really

White Water Rafting

Some of the more adrenaline seeking activities I also did in the Tyrol region of Austria was white water rafting down the Inn River with Feel Free.

White Water Rafting- Tyrol, Austria

Although the rapids were a bit more calm than other rafting trips I took in New Zealand,  it was definitely one of the most scenic rafting I have ever done. And freezing by the way, since the river was glacier fed, hence the milky blue colour of the water.

White Water Rafting- Tyrol, Austria

Paragliding

Another activity I partook in was paragliding over the town of Hopfgarten. Paragliding although it seems like it might be scary, isn’t.

Paragliding- Hopfgarten, Austria

Paragliding- Hopfgarten, Austria

Although the weather wasn’t the best, I ended up with some pretty decent views over the town.

Paragliding- Hopfgarten, Austria

Paragliding- Hopfgarten, Austria

I would highly recommend paragliding to those who are a bit too frightened to skydive, but still want a bit of the same gliding sensation.

Bike Ride - Hofgarten, Austria

Overall I really enjoyed Austria, it has a ton of fantastic options for the outdoor adventure enthusiasts and not quite grown up adult.

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Jim
    September 5, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Great pics! Hopfgarten appears a quite small town

  • Reply
    Nils Moeckel (@RagingReaper)
    September 5, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I don´t want you to grow up! Ever! :)

  • Reply
    mykellyrogers
    April 20, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    It’s good to have fun. It’s especially cool to let out our inner child when we travel so that we can experience the fun in our activities. :)

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