A slight coolness in the air

Trip Start Apr 28, 2010
Trip End Jul 08, 2010

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Flag of Germany  , Lower Saxony,
Friday, June 18, 2010

They say revenge is a dish best served cold. We're both far too evolved and have ascended too many levels of enlightenment to ever contemplate such an unhelpful action as vengeance. HOWEVER, IF we ever were to descend to such base motivations, we completely disagree with the opening cliche.

We're with the late, great, John Lennon: "Instant Karma's gonna get you!"

And so to the Parkhotel, Lingen. Check out the photo of our room on this page. € 90.00. Yep. Ninety big fat European units of currency. Now we made a fundamental error and have to take responsibility for not doing our homework. We pulled in to Lingen quite late. We'd started the day in blazing sunshine and beautiful warm conditions, as we have for weeks now without exception. However in mid-afternoon it rained, only for about 5 minutes but it also got a bit chilly. So we were pretty tired and as well, it was later than Di likes when we haven't sorted our accommodation. The town is pretty well booked out because of some event. We couldn't communicate well enough to understand what the event was. We were quite knackered.

So the 2nd place we tried was this one. One room left. € 90. We're told it was that price because of the event. Right then we should have had a look at what we were agreeing to, before we unpacked the bikes. So that's our bit of the deal not followed up. Caveat emptor. However.

Sadly, we can't recommend the Parkhotel, Lingen. Imagine I'm holding my arms out very wide. We can't recommend it by THIS much.

All the individual hotel staff were fine.

We did ride through some lovely northern forest country, and beautiful bucolic villages to get here. We're back to the minor roads and it's so much better. We've got a few nice shots from the ride and we've got a little bit of video to fix up and upload.
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Mum on

In the time it took to leave this page and look up the exchange rate of Aus dollar to Euro, your beautiful photos had loaded onto this page. You are seeing some lovely places. Try to think of their beauty when you feel cross about the Lingden cost. I don;t blame you for feeling very sore about it. According to Friday's exchange rate, you paid $417. 05!!! They didn't even let you off the five cents! Almost as dear as a room at Raffles in Singapore! Better luck at the rest of the hotels. Where do you land back in Britain? If you are in the north, you may have time to at least ring a rellie or two of mine in County Durham or Yorkshire. Though there aren't many left whom I really know now. If you do land in the north, the Yorkshire Moors would be a beautiful ride for you as you head south. It's James Herriot country, very picturesque. Take care. Lots of love from us both, Mum amd Dad.

holland family on

JUst how do you pronounce Lukas? Great to hear your havin a ball. See ya soon.

frances on

where are you? I keep coming in to catch up and there's no update........everything okey dokey?

phil argy on

room looks pretty good to me but not too sure about the gap between the beds! cheers phil

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