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First up to correct an error in a previous blog.......our new drivers name was Bert not Bertram as the stupid auto correct did and I stupidly didn't check before publishing. Well we have Werry back with us for the rest of the trip.....he's all rested and ready to go. An early start this morning as we leave Belgium and head for Germany. We also crossed into The Netherlands for about a half ...
... with chips for lunch. On the cruise we saw some magnificent looking castles in the mountains surrounding the Rhine. Some of these castles included some medieval ruins as well as some that have been looked after. We then continued off to our hotel in Mannheim for some R and R. We finished the day with dinner at our hotel where we had a starter of Salad, a pork schnitzel with mushroom sauce and finished with a bowl of ice ...
... german skills in a restaurant with a woman who spoke 0 English, and failed epically haha.. We did end up with food so that was a plus. We finished the night on a "patio" in front of the fountain and now to sleep! Tomorrow we are going to take our time going through France, we made some detours today and they were the best part so I think we are going to make a point to get off the highways tomorrow. And then on to Barcelona for ...
... and not too many answers. Nobody ever teaches you how to adjust to living in a foreign language country, you just have to figure that out for yourself. We managed to still get around and do quite a few little trips, although no big trips just yet.
So here are my top 5.
Simon's visit. It had been a long time since I'd seen anyone from Adelaide, so Simon's visit really meant a lot. He came over for 6 ...
... the castle was used as a regal residence. Until it was destroyed by lightning in 1764 leaving it permanently uninhabitable, the castle was the residence for most of the Prince Electors. In 1800, Count Charles de Graimberg began the difficult task of conserving the castle ruins. Up until this time, the citizens of Heidelberg had used the castle stones to build new houses.
Just as breath-taking as the castle is from the city, so too is the city from the castle. From either the ...