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It took about 20 minutes to get our car, a small Nissan SUV. We had asked if this car had a big boot (trunk), and the Avis rep said it did, but it's not that much larger than the trunk in our little Volvo, but big enough.
Back to the hotel, and had to negotiate to get a spot in the front, but did it. Grabbed our bags, loaded the car and checked out. Mark drove out of Berlin, with the help of the GPS. The GPS on this car is ...
... I bet there were mixed feelings from the locals.
A bit of shopping after that in a department store we'd also seen in Prague that we liked. David bought some new black shorts and a T.shirt to satisfy his T.shirt fetish and I found some funky tartan underwear to wear to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo! Don't need it, but was cute and I may as well stick with the theme....not that I plan on letting any of the locals see it haha.
... that was used in the Oscar winning movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was formerly a department store in the day and is now being renovated like so many other old buildings in this city. Spectacular!
Even though we struck out on genealogy we discovered a most beautiful intact medieval town, undamaged by the war.
A town to be remember and returned to. ...
We went to Goelitz and Bautzen this day. We didn't depart from our hotel until after 1pm. Goerlitz was about 1.5 hours from Dresden. We had only about an hour to walk in Gorlitz because mom wanted to visit Bautzen. What a rush!!!! We took the tram in Gorlitz... walked through a nice park... saw the river where Poland was on the opposite side... asked for directions from an old man across the street and he kindly stopped and crossed the road to help ...
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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 ...