The trip to Salzburg really was amazing; the host family was lovely and hospitable, the city was gorgeous and singing with close harmony was a fantastic and fun experience. In the snowy winter evening it was like stepping straight into a scene from a story book, Salzburg was so beautiful. On the Saturday spent with the host family we went up a mountain with an amazing view to go sledding which was great fun and just playing in the snow which is something we don’t often get to do in England, and then in the evening we spent eating pizza and watching a film which was pretty chill. Overall it was truly brilliant and given the chance I would visit again.
Really enjoyed the snow, and having the chance to go sledding up a hill was really fun as we rarely get snow. I also enjoyed the krampus, as it was quite an interesting experience for us, and was certainly different from anything we have in the UK.
On 30th November, I went with the Close Harmony group along with 2 staff, Mr Venvell and Mr Mullaly, to the London Heathrow Airport, where our memorable and enjoyable Salzburg trip started. After a short flight in the afternoon to the Munich Airport in Germany, followed by a 2-hour train ride from Munich to Salzburg, we met our host families at night, who were very friendly and really helped us a lot to settle down in Salzburg in those few days.
Throughout the trip, I had an amazing experience in Salzburg. We learnt about the local language college we went, the city of Salzburg and it's history thanks to the group of local students who gave us the tour. We also performed at the St. Erhard's Church and busked in the fascinating Christmas Market, where we got a lot of precious experience on singing publicly. Harry and I also travelled around with our host in Salzburg and Mondsee, a town nearby, at which we visited the astonishing Mondsee lake and the St. Michael's Church. Interestingly the church was where the wedding scene in the movie "The Sound of Music" set. We went up to the mountain in Salzburg in the evening as well, where we had a great night view of the city.
One of the most memorable events in Salzburg was that we had the rare chance to perform in the Salzburg Cathedral, I am extremely grateful to have this privilege to sing in this incredible and historic cathedral with the Close Harmony group. The atmosphere inside the cathedral was marvellous and terrific, and I really enjoyed myself performing there.
This Salzburg trip was definitely one of my most unforgettable moments in my life that I would treasure, which I had a lot of fun with the Close Harmony group and met lots of friends!