Travel to the Tyrol (Tirol) Region of Austria – Episode 207 Transcript

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Episode 207 – Travel to the Tyrol (Tirol) Region of Austria

tyrol-episode207This is a transcript of an episode of the Amateur Traveler focusing on traveling to the Tyrol region of Austria.

with special thanks to Cindy the Amateur Traveler intern for the transcription

Chris: I’d like to welcome to the show, Edith who’s coming to us from Bristol but is originally from Austria and has come to talk to us about the Tyrol region of Austria.

Edith, welcome to the show.

Edith: Chris, thank you very much for having me.

Chris: And, first of all, am I pronouncing it anywhere close? The Tyrol, the Tirol? How do you say it?

Edith: Well, in Germany it would be Tirol.

Chris: Tirol. Ok.

Edith: But if you pronounce it the English way that would be fine.

Chris: Ok. And if we are talking about the Tyrol, what part of Austria first are we talking about for those who don’t have a map in front of them?

Edith: We’re talking about one of the more western regions of Austria. It’s one of the nine provinces of Austria and it’s the most mountainous one.

Chris: Ok. And why should someone go to the Tyrol?

Edith: Well, there are different reasons. It depends on the kind of person. If you’re an outdoor person, the Tyrol is just your place to go. If you like mountains, it’s fantastic. If you like climbing, mountain biking. Everything is there in terms of mountains and outdoors. Of course, I must not forget skiing because it is a skiing El Dorado, but that’s the winter. Other than that, culture plays an important role in my part of the country. There is all kinds of festivals and so much you can do and see whatever a person you are. The food. Food is great. Whatever you want to do, there is something for you there.

Chris: And I wonder, we usually talk about what would be a suggested itinerary. I wonder with this area if we should do a winter itinerary and a summer itinerary, because I am thinking it might be very different?

Edith: It is very different. Yes. That’s true.

Chris: Ok.

Edith: That would actually be a good idea, I think.

Chris: Ok. So if I were to go, and lets start with the winter since I think of, you were talking about growing up in Innsbruck, I think of that as being the winter Olympics for those who are my age. So if I were to go in winter, what should I see?

Edith: Well, you should definitely go skiing. That’s the first thing.

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