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Gootentag!! We are now in Germany!! Today was a driving day. It did not take as long as I thought it would. We drove for 3 hours, stopped, another hour, stopped for lunch for two hours, then another 1.5 hour drive to Rhine Valley. We drove in an autobarn, not that we could go any faster than a certain speed, but we can say we have been on one now. We had a surprise stop over to Colon, where we had lunch and visited the Colon Cathedral. This is ...
... and he's an interesting guy. He comes from Berlin and was living there until 1987, so he knows what it was like before and during the Cold War, when the Berlin Wall was standing. He has some pretty amazing and unbelievable stories about life in the DDR and how he used to get monitored and watched by the Stasi. He eventually got fed up with the whole privacy invasion and it took him 6 years to ...
... of Baden Baden to the hotel in Mainz. On the Autobahn we travelled at 100kph, but the cars, as long as they stay on the right when they're not overtaking, can do any speed! There was a jam near Europa Park, and as the cars and trucks realised, they automatically applied their warning lights. Arrived Mainz at 6.30pm. Drinks and dinner at hotel. Farewell to Mark who's leaving the tour to visit his son in ...
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with the fact that people here seem to enjoy taking a break and just being with
one another, not constantly worrying about having to be somewhere else. On my first night here, four older men came
and sat at a table next to me and each ordered drinks and pulled out a deck of
cards to play some card game. You would
never see that in America! I love how
much people seem to enjoy each other’s company here.
... t seen this in the US - someone would sue this park in one second. But I thought it was amazing slide and the park was a nice break from the hustle of the city.
The real highlight of the weekend, however, came on Sunday. Me and Patrick again set out to the Rhine, but this time all the way to the little town of Niederheimbach. We took a regional train to a part of the river that was absolutely ...