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... bus with a very knowledgable local guide Karl Heinz. First stop was the Prince Bishop's Residence. No photos as we weren't allowed to take any, but exquisite is the only adjective I can find to describe this building. The most memorable 2 of the 340 rooms (not that we saw all of the rooms) was the stairwell. 70 stairs with very shallow risers so you just glided up the red carpet to the surrounding balcony to look up to a domed ceiling fresco 20 x 30 ...
... with me! Once we parted from the tour guide, we needed to do some personal shopping--hit the apothecary for some toothpaste (as Allen would tell you I go through lots of toothpaste and underestimated how much I would need this trip) and a German grocery store (yes, Jill was still looking for snacks, crackers to go with her peanut butter she brought from home). Amazing that 90 percent of the city was destroyed in 1945 within 17 minutes ...
... With no strict plan it is easy to travel where the wind blows and find the unexpected or last minute treasure. A casual conversation over dinner involves what country we want to go to tomorrow, should we take an afternoon stop in Brussels? Maybe buy a flight to Italy?
It is a different scene from Africa, with different avenues to pursue meaning, but one thing is for sure: there are plenty of fun memories on the horizon in this Europe expedition.
... to Wien. It's complicated to enjoy completely an stay in a place when you are sick and your concern is to rest and recover, but like always, my friend Katrin made me feel so chilled and confortable in her presence, at ease. Reached already the most northern point of probably my whole trip, although curiously, or cassually, one of the warmers and sunniest so far, I start the way down to the south, and of course to the raising sun. Always to the raising sun. ...
... He was hysterical. He had a really dry, dark sense of humor with a slow delivery. We knew immediately that he would be extremely entertaining. There were about 40-50 people walking the dark city streets at night following a dark-robed man.
Stuff we learned on the Nightwatchman Tour:
There used to be about 6 Nightwatchmen in the city whose duties were to: light streetlamps, check that all doors are locked, keep watch for fires, ...
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