The Westin Bellevue Dresden
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Tonight we rushed to get checked into the hotel so we could go pick up the kids for "parent time". I was so excited to hang with Calvin that I had researched the local offerings and found a quaint, medieval themed restaurant out of the tourist zone that I thought Calvin would dig.
The Schankhaus Anno Domini was fabulous! It was very small …
I decided to skip the walking tour today and ended up sleeping most of the day. It was fabulous, and this ended up being a good plan since most of the sites were closed and it was wicked cold out.
I managed to roll out of bed in time to take a bath in my deep hotel tub, listen to some great music and sip the mini bar champagne while …
... or train station.
You can drink openly here and many people do. It's fun to walk around with a beer. But it's a mellow vibe, unlike New Orleans. It's also an artsy city, with lots of nice graffiti (and some bad stuff too) and art shops.
We saw some fun ska bands at a place called ChemiFabrik. Beers were dirt cheap there and were all delicious Pilsners, my fave. We explored some museums and paid to go ...
Today we toured the porcelain factory on Meissen. Harry looked while I bought :). Because of demand for Chinese porcelain this factory was built in the mid 1700's..the first outside of Asia. Of course,it was incredibly beautiful and breathtakingly priced, but the artistry can't be topped. Last night we stayed in a stellplatze about 4 feet from the rivers edge. We met a lovely couple from the Netherlands who gave us valuable information about where to stay in ...
... purchases in a cold room, on an indoor rock face, shower area and indoor pool!!! - from now on THIS is the standard of travel gear shop we expect!!! ;) )
Beautiful city, try the pork knuckle (if you have not eaten for several days before!!!) with plenty of historical sites and not too far from Berlin either really.