Of course I want to visit every country in the world. But my choice of places to visit is certainly not decided by the objective of adding a plus 1 to the number of countries I've been to :) That's the reason I keep going back to Italy. My first preference is always about places that really appeal to me. That said, I just couldn't blindly decline the opportunity of visiting a city like Salzburg, especially given that it was just about an hour away from Berchtesgaden, Germany.
For those of you who didn't read my blog on Bavaria, after spending two days in the Bavarian alps, I left for Salzburg on my second evening in Germany. I caught a direct bus from outside the Berchtesgaden HBF train station and headed to Salzburg and used the same Bayern pass that I used on the train ride from Munich to Berchtesgaden that morning. A fulfilling investment indeed! Its one thing to be allowed to take unlimited trains & buses in a certain region of one country for a mere 27 euros between 9 am and 3 am, the following day. But it is a whole new level of "wow" when the same pass is valid for your travel to another country. This is probably allowed because you will never know when the Bavarian alpine ranges merge into the Austrian ones. That's how widespread the alps are. Literally never-ending!