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Sunday March 14th, Leipzig and Halle
The Pentahotel offers an excellent buffet breakfast and, after stuffing our faces with eggs, bacon, croissants and so on, we gathered in the overcast and drizzle on the front lawn of the hotel to meet our local guides. This was to be a walking tour of central Leipzig and our first stop was the famous …
... walking the streets we heard a street band singing 'Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie, File Gumbo'. David put some money in their hat, and they then proceeded to play "The Weight" by The Band. Soooo maybe I should have bought a German dictionary for the trip. For dinner I was using my free German/English app and I thought I ordered a salad. Nope. It was tomato ...
... oil fine. Fun chasing the Czech arctics on the faster roads they seem to be limited to about 70mph. Finished earlier today just over 400 miles but is either somewhere I now on route Colditz straight into a hotel out for snack and beer or push on an extra 70 miles to Dresden and struggle to find a hotel. Sorry put pictures on next day. Plus on digital ...
... of Robert's lieder. Again, there were no English translations, but it was cool to hear Schumann's music in a room where he used to present his music to the publicl. But we definitely overestimated how much time we would need to spend here so we have changed our plans a little bit and will be hopping on a train to Prague tomorrow!
Don't freak out mom.
Left Sommerda at 9am, took the back roads and covered the 100 miles to Colditz in 3 hours. Colditz Castle sits high above the town up some very steep and windy cobbled lanes, the sort of thing that on a motorcycle needs to be done quite briskly, they tend to be so uneven that getting you feet down if you stop can be a bit tricky. With that in mind I hooned it up to where I thought the entrance to the castle was. I was lucky on two counts, I found the entrance ...
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