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EAST TYROL: SILLIAN AND KALS (AUSTRIA) Sporthotel Sillian in the winter; A room at Sporthotel Sillian.

A mountain oasis for all the seasons Heading down the snowy slopes and walking through romantic winter landscapes, or hiking and walking along the alpine peaks in spring, when nature smells especially fresh? You will see for yourself, East Tyrol is a destination for a great vacation any time of the year. Text: Željka Kunťtek Photos: Shultz Gruppe, Dolomiten Residenz**** Sporthotel Sillian, Gradonna ****s Mountain Resort and tipTravel magazine

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t's morning, December 15, 2016. We find our way through the fog to the parking lot that was our point of departure for our trip to East Tyrol. Upon arrival at the place where we met other travelers, we noticed that

we left one of our mobile phones at home. Oh no... How would we check our mails over the next few days, answer the urgent ones, and take calls? A hundred questions came to mind, but we soon concluded that perhaps it was the best thing to happen to us before our trip. Sometimes, you need to unplug and let the new experiences take control. We were ready for our adventure in East Tyrol.

On a hedonistic note In just a five-hour ride, we replaced the cold and foggy Zagreb morning for sunny Sillian, a town in the Hochpusteral Valley, located near the Austrian-Italian border and surrounded by white ski slopes that attract not only skiers, but also those who would like to try that adventure. Although we wanted to get closer to them right after settling in at the Sporthotel Sillian (a well-known address amongst 98

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