Hotel Bily Horec
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... it sounded cool and we wanted to see it.
We thought Görlitz would be about 1 1/2 hours away, but it was really more like 3 hours, as there was a lot of construction and re-routing along the way.
By 2:00 p.m. we were all getting hungry and we had already passed a McDonald's. But that's about all that we passed, other than loads of forests and farms. Not a lot of towns between Berlin and Görlitz, evidently.
We stopped ...
... us into the town via Poland first - that was pretty cool approaching the bridge in Poland, then crossing the bridge bringing us into Germany on the other side!
We checked in to our attic room in the lovely old Meridean Hotel, unpacked and settled then headed out for some sightseeing. I'm so glad we came to this town; it's really nice and I agree with what I read on the internet somewhere, that it's a hidden gem! I also happened to read ...
... that because of rail maintenance this was the end of the line and everyone would continue on bus to Görlitz. If it hadn't been for another good travel Samaritan who was seated across from us, we would probably still be on the train. While she was gathering her bag she asked where we were headed and explained why we needed to transfer to the bus and offered ...
... Try as I could, I just couldn’t fit him into my handbag!!
Because he knew of Nick’s interest in military history, after lunch, Zdenek took us to visit an old Bunker which was part of the Czech-version of the Maginot line in France, and probably about as successful! It is a private museum but it is fully equipped with all the original equipment, including two heavy machine-guns, uniforms, rifles, even down to rations. There was also ...
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Cut my day a bit short yesterday, because of bad weather. Stopped just short of Goerliz.
120 km, through wet and slippery bikeways, crossing the "Saxon Schweiz", very challenging!
It is 6am now, will have breakfast, the weather looks good, will leave towards Wroclaw Poland, was formerly under German rule called "Breslau ...