Ibis Budget Mainz Hechtsheim
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIbis Budget Mainz Hechtsheim
Good, clean, economical hotel. Well located in the center of Mainz, just a short walk from the Gutenberg Museum, and the old town square.
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... horrific ones too. There is an English theatre, it's closed at the moment but outside is a cupboard with novels in and on it a sign saying that they are free to take. They are all in English and make an effort to entice others to read and learn our language. Imagine a Polish theatre in London that did that. How would that go down. I see a bus saying Frankfurt ...
... the end result. So after two very messy hours in the kitchen, I had a lemon meringue pie with a crust that was too thick and buttery (the substitution for shortening is butter, but 25% more of it), and a meringue topping that was too flat. I was never good at making crusts. I also had to hand-whip the meringue since we don't have a mixer. Brandon's tells me it was good, but I think he is just being nice because of the blood sweat and tears that went into it. He's a good husband...
... and eventually found the Römersteine – which is the remains of a large Roman aqueduct that used to supply the city. It wasn’t quite where I expected, but it’s hard to miss something that large; after driving by the area a few times, we saw it and found a spot to park. After jaywalking across the busy street and the tram tracks in the middle, we wandered along the path to appreciate the scope of this.
Then we ...
... take several pictures of us both.
From his upstairs patio he and his partner waved us farewell to the escalating sound of those 70's hits!
Another ten or so kilometres and we'd arrived at the motorway bridge which crossed the Rhine to Mainz and a return to traffic chaos!
The wonderful thing about cycling in Germany is bike path separation. There are thousands of cyclists. Commuters, tourists, mothers delivering toddlers ...
... and have living quarters and most of them carry cars onboard. On our way out of Germany we deliberately went through several small towns. Many of the houses are very old and the old timbers which criss cross the facades of the buildings are warped and swayed as a result of time, weather, and gravity. They are still occupied, but I'm sure the occupants must have to make some allowances for the uneven floors and walls inside. On to Amsterdam and our final two ...