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Travel Blogs from Dresden
Today we went to see the East Side Gallery before leaving for Dresden. The gallery is basically a portion of the Berlin Wall which has been painted by various artists and has become a tourist attraction. It's pretty cool and Mark and I were both surprised by how thin the Berlin Wall actually is.
Anyway, after looking at the wall for …
... ending as they always do in the shop. Even in the outlet section the cheapest thing I saw was a thimble for €100 so sorry Mum but you won't be getting a present.
Then went back onto the bus to the top of Meissen hill. We hadn't even seen the hill when we arrived as it was hidden in the fog, but finally the sun had come out!!! Walked with our guide Zabina, first up the hill to see the Cathedral and palace, and then down 111 steps into the market ...
Today we head to Berlin but not before making a quick stop in Dresden on the way. It was pretty badly bombed during the 2nd world war, some of the buildings are still blackened from the heat of the explosions which is pretty crazy. We stayed here for lunch so had a currywurst, which essentially just a frankfurter in curry. Not sure what I was expecting but it wasn't that. Although it was ...
... flags and German beer (getting quite used to all this beer!).
This afternoon we went ashore for our coach trip to Bastei, a rock formation 600ft above the Elbe with fantastic views down to the river. Well the postcard showed the fantastic view as we couldn't even see the river! At least the bright red brollies were colourful.
Had a quick look around Bad Schandau ...
... wandered around the sleepy town looking for a more substantial meal and a PowerPoint to continue the journey towards the Czech border. The iPad had run out of batters and we were cycling with hand written directions from the last of the iPads memory. They actually served us perfectly until Kamenz. However we needed further direction from here.
Whilst we were walking around the town, we met a man who was waiting for a first date. He was pretty excited when we said we were ...
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