The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.


Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

Beautiful scenery

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg rates up there with my favourite European memories. Breathtaking scenery, snow capped mountains and wonderful food in Salzburg.

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

I was staying in the Italian Alps and used it as a base to visit the neighbouring countries, a great starting point for my Road trip St Moritz Salzburg.

Somewhere in southern Germany.  😳

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

Such a breathtaking view, what a wonderful part of the world.

Somewhere between St Moritz & Salzburg

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

How lucky I was to have these beautiful blue skies.

Breathtaking scenery

Neuschwanstein Castle

The most direct route from St Moritz to Salzburg goes through Innsbruck, however I really wanted to see the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle, so I headed a little more north toward Munich where I was able to see this wonderful whimsical palace, perched on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria. The 19th century palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner the famous German composer. The palace was intended as a personal refuge for the reclusive king, but it was opened to the paying public immediately after his death in 1886. Since then over 60 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. More than 1.3 million people visit annually, with up to 6,000 per day in the summer. The palace has appeared prominently in several movies and was the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.

Press the play button to listen to the song that will instantly remind you of when Disneyland was on TV


St Moritz

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

Playground of the rich and famous, what was I doing here you may well ask. 🙂


St Moritz

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

A perfect summer day in St Moritz, check out some great hotel deals HERE.

St Moritz

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

The streets were very quiet.

St Moritz in summer.

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

The whole city has an expensive feel about it.

St Moritz

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

Those mountains would be an amazing sight in the winter.

Fast asleep in St Moritz

St Moritz

Get a suntan on a beautiful summers day in St Moritz.

St Moritz

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

A family picnic by Lake St Moritz.

Picnic at Saint Moritz

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Every January or early February, Polo matches are held on the lake.

Beautiful St Moritz

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

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from St Moritz to Salzburg.

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

After a pleasant couple of hours in St Moritz I’m back on the road again heading for Germany.

On the way to Salzburg.

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

A little road work slows down my progress.


Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

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Driving from St Moritz to Salzburg via Germany.

St Moritz to Salzburg

Looks like it could be a little difficult to haul the groceries home.

Another church 🙂

David Herd St Moritz

The country side is so green and lush.

Hohensalzburg Castle

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

This fortress is over 900 years old and was originally built to guarantee the safety of the archbishops, while also serving as barracks and a prison.

Great food in Salzburg.

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

I’m guessing there may be 2000 calories in this desert.

Seafood in Salzburg.

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

We are a long way from the ocean but the seafood looks fantastic.

Too much seafood is never enough

seafood Salzburg

What a fabulous display.

High fashion in Salzburg

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

I’m rushing straight to the shops to buy a pair.

Salzburg wedding

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

The bride looks very happy indeed.

Busy Salzburg Street

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It’s always a pleasure to wander around parts of the city where there are no vehicles. 

Nice square in Salzburg

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg
Everybody is enjoying this perfect summer day.



  Road trip St Moritz Salzburg  

Salzburg has has three universities and a large population of students.

It’s nice to walk around clean city streets with no traffic.

st moritz salzburg Salzburg is on the banks of the Salzach River, at the northern boundary of the Alps.….. The city acts as a hub for south-bound trains through the Alps into Italy.  

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Hotel Bristol Salzburg

  st moritz salzburgI stayed at this very nice hotel a few kms out of the city. Nice room and very good food in the restaurant.   Agoda rate the hotel Bristol at 9.2, this is very high indeed.

Dinner at my hotel

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

A schnitzel is compulsory in Austria. 🙂

Hotel Bristol

Salzburg hotel Bristol

My hotel was quite upmarket and in a great location, use THIS LINK for a very good discount.

Transportation in Salzburg.

Transportation Salzburg

The Segway is very popular in Salzburg.

Sensational Salzburg

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg

I really enjoyed my couple of days in this beautiful city.

Salzburg is the home of Mozart.

Road trip St Moritz Salzburg Born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a musician capable of playing multiple instruments who started playing in public at the age of 6. Over the years, Mozart aligned himself with a variety of European venues and patrons, composing hundreds of works that included sonatas, symphonies, masses, concertos and operas, marked by vivid emotion and sophisticated textures. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg.

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David Herd Thailand
                       Thanks for visiting my Road trip St Moritz Salzburg photo blog.  This was certainly my best ever European trip which started in Lake Como then on to the French Riviera, a few days in the Cinque Terre  before heading for Milan,  Verona and Lake Garda.

I spent 10 days in a beautiful little French village north of Menton called Breil Sur Roya is known for trout fishing.

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Here is the original version of that beautiful song by Cliff Edwards.

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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets.

I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington.

Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for “long term relationships” so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand.

What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :)

I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit.

Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ????

Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia.

Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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