Travel Blogs from Essen
... and we were held there for about 40 minutes before being told the train was being taken out of service and we had to get off and take the next train to Köln on another platform. Already I was envisioning missing my 19:10 flight and having to shell out €100+ to board a replacement one.
I got on this second train and commandeered a seat in first class (any port etc.). And so at 17:30, I was unexpectedly back in Köln, a year after ...
... and rolls.
As anyone who has been to Europe wouldl know, the bakeries here are absolutely magnificant. They are also out of the question for Del, so lots of willpower is essential. One of the positives is that chocolate is generally okay - yeah! So is the old European staple- Nutella - but not on a crepe or a waffle!
Seriously, the upside is that Del will feel heaps better and there is ...
... cosy pub!
We head to Hamburg today, where we will spend the next three days. Having bought a rail pass to get us through the first two months of our travels, we will again experience the comfort of the European train system. Our rail pass covers us for ten days travel within that time period throughout the bordering countries of Germany, Austria and Italy. We have planned for this to get us well into southern Italy by the end of January.
... Stopp ist dann London Heathrow, wo ich schließlich in den Flieger nach Hongkong umsteige. Nach insgesamt 15,5 Stunden komme ich dort dann an. Ortszeit wird das 17 Uhr sein (Deutsche Zeit 10.00 Uhr). Von dort kommt dann der nächste Eintrag! Euch allen noch einen schönen Abend!!! Liebe Grüße (zum vorerst letzten Mal von deutschem Boden) ...
... charged my credit card on July 25: the amount, EUR
I asked many times for an explanation and invoice: there was no
response until September 13, 50 days after Hertz charged my credit card.
I received a Hertz invoice on September 13th demanding
additional EUR 364.30.
Hertz Dusseldorf charged EUR 1,150.58 for a hardly noticeable dent!