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Travel Blogs from Meissen
... I saw a line of police vans on the next bridge along, all with the lights flashing. I thought nothing of it and continued to walk until I saw another police van, where the road was closed. As I carried on waking I saw a line of riot officers. There was chanting in the distance so I stood on the bridge to see thousands of people rioting and protesting in the distance. Hundreds of riot police were trying to contain it, but I decided to ...
... or train station.
You can drink openly here and many people do. It's fun to walk around with a beer. But it's a mellow vibe, unlike New Orleans. It's also an artsy city, with lots of nice graffiti (and some bad stuff too) and art shops.
We saw some fun ska bands at a place called ChemiFabrik. Beers were dirt cheap there and were all delicious Pilsners, my fave. We explored some museums and paid to go ...
... in Dresden are pretty and the view of the city centre was impressive.
We spent the afternoon and early evening on the train.
~~~ The first night we got to Dresden we had dinner at the restaurant recommended by the tour book in Neustadt. It had cute appetizer food in glass jars. The decor was special. That street is flooded with young people (going to bars perhaps). It was in Dresden that we felt that it's kinda cold in Germany.
... toilet. I saw that the exhibition inside had no English... according to the tour book, the video was very good... I wonder if it had English.
Then we went to a bakery for a 2.60 euro Black Forest cake. It tastes light and fresh!!! I still miss it!!! We took a picture of a church and shopped and bought 7 souvenirs at a small store. We spent just over 25 euros but the shop didn't offer tax refund.
... Once the tour was done, Toralf and I went to the shop and had a slice of Quarkkuchen (cheesecake) (I think the one Tim and I made when he was living with us was better, but it was still good and I'm not going to complain).
We stopped in a store while walking which sold porcelain things. Toralf thought maybe I could find something to bring home as a gift. I did find something, but Toralf wouldn't let me pay for it.
We soon afterwards stumbled upon an ...