I'm pretty sure we all know the quote 'the grass is always greener on the other side' and especially these days, when travelling has become easier and more affordable than ever, I find myself gravitating towards far away places like the US or the Caribbean, all the while forgetting how absolutely beautiful my own country can be.
However on Saturday I decided to kidnap my friend S to Gmunden, to visit the Christmas market there. It's well known for their cute crib which is situated smack in the middle between the two castles, right on the lake! While we were strolling along the lake and also already en route to Gmunden I couldn't help but notice how absolutely stunning the landscape in this part of Austria is. The best of it, this place is only 40 minutes away from home and as of last weekend my love for the mountains is back in full force. It's time to get my hiking boots on! :)