it’s painfully slow, but i am connected here in st veit (rhymes with bite), austria. i landed in salzburg, took the bus to the train station, and then a scenic train ride here. i’m a little worried, though, because it’s pretty warm here. slopes haven’t had fresh snow for a while. that spells trouble for a beginner like me. i did find out that the snowboard instructor is a cute blonde. haven’t laid eyes on her yet. i’ll report back. and good news in that snow is expected wednesday or thursday, but my ass will be black and blue from falling so much on the icey slopes by then. i’ll try to take some photos the rest of the week and post them here.