Parkhotel Am Taunus
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The German train system is on strike until Monday. That is all BUT the ICE (intercity express) trains. So we did catch our 6:45 AM train from Brussels to Frankfurt. It was a little eerie to see all the trains parked. There were a few running but in most of the stations, like Koln and Bonn, we were the only train.
On the way to pick up the rental car we had this great Iranian cab ...
... informed me at check in that she had also booked me into my mammoth 10.5 hour flight and has assured me I have a window seat. Even though she couldn't see the flight seating plan, she assures me that by putting me in seat "K" I will surely have a window as the seats are usually in groups of threes. Clever chick. ABC DEF GHI JKL...oh...errr...well she must have meant groups of twos AB CD EF GH IJ KL...great! Attached picture summarises my emotions after just one small leg of the ...
... all around the area. David and I took many pictures. In some areas they had photographs of the destruction that took place in WWII. The photos showed the before and after reconstruction. Visited two Catholic churches that had been reconstructed as they once were. The architecture shows the influence of Dutch.
Our time is up and we must return to the airport.
Because I have special needs we get to board ...
... see the different living conditions in the city and surrounds.
We decided to get a late checkout from our hotel, which was a good choice so we could relax and have a shower etc before the huge long haul to Germany. We had lunch and dinner at the Pavilion food court as it was so close and cheap. Each time we had our favourite Xian Chun fried rice and a different noodle dish. The various noodle dishes were fantastic. We had thick noodles, flat noodles, with smoky ...
... but good enough. The second half of the sandwich consisted almost entirely of fat and stringy meat. I ended up throwing about a third of the sandwich away because it was so gross. So I was a little disappointed by that. At least now I know. After dinner we headed back to the train and went home. I carried my sign the whole time although once we left the protest I put it in my bag. Now its hanging in my dorm ...