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... Hauptbahnhof because it was the simplest option. The Ibis chain has had something of a facelift lately; A move away from that horrible orange colour scheme. Bigger, more comfortable beds. A wider selection of channels on the TV, including some obscure ones I watch (Arirang! NHK World!). The downside is that they now charge for Wi-Fi access. And having stumped up €9.00 for the privilege, I find it doesn’t work. I did get a refund, but even ...
... 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 ...
... Therefore, no taxi needed. We donned our various bags and backpacks and headed for the hotel, not taking into account the size of the underground station. This proved to be a mistake as we went out the wrong exit and headed away from the direction we should have been going in. Okay, no big deal until the laces on my new hiking boots got caught up and I got a close up view of those cobblestone paths I so love! Yes, I fell over and have a skinned knee ...
... 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!