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Once again it was time to hit the road for some more European road trip adventures. This time I would be exploring on my own, a daunting but exciting thought. I collected my (petrol) VW Golf from the train station and plugged in the little town of Turnov in the north of Czech Republic as my first destination. I wound my way up through the Czech country side, stopping in Turnov for some lunch ...
... it sounded cool and we wanted to see it.
We thought Görlitz would be about 1 1/2 hours away, but it was really more like 3 hours, as there was a lot of construction and re-routing along the way.
By 2:00 p.m. we were all getting hungry and we had already passed a McDonald's. But that's about all that we passed, other than loads of forests and farms. Not a lot of towns between Berlin and Görlitz, evidently.
We stopped ...
... walking and crossed the pedestrian bridge into Poland where we tried to work out the conversion of the Polish currency into Aussie dollars, then into Euros. Prices seem quite cheap as we'd heard. Might have to do a bit more shopping! Was quite a long walk back to the hotel and as usual we were pooped. We appreciated a rest and I enjoyed a Radler beer, mmmm could get quite used to these.
Later dinner at a nearby burger specialty bar - was good!
... her as she was also going to Görlitz. Long story short, Jessica was an accountant about to become a travel agent and we spend a wonderful time talking about our travels and getting tips from her. We stayed at a lovely boutique hotel "Der Romantik Tuckmacher", wandered through the city and ..... cemetaries trying to find any lead to no avail.
We did find ...
... last stop at a town called Sedlec to see the Bone Church. This is a small chapel that was built as an Ossuary and according to legend, the abbot of the Cistercian Monastery was sent to Jerusalem in 13th Century and he brought back a jar of soil from Golgotha and sprinkled it around the Church. As a result, every man and his dog wanted to be buried in Sedlec with the result that some 40,000 people were buried there. Obviously things got a ...