Luckily this hostel has a kitchen so we cooked up a big meal with lots of veggies (we've had a few too many kebabs lately) and played some dice games with our new friends at the hostel. 3 Aussies, 5 Kiwis and 1 German guy called Dominic who speaks five languages - ridiculous! First time the Kiwis have outnumbered the Aussies.
On the wall was a poster of a national park called Saechsische Schweiz
. It looked pretty amazing so the next morning we caught the train and forty minutes later started a lovely walk into the bush. First time we've breathed fresh air in a while. Didn't really know where we were going so just started wandering and found some fantastic rocks that we climbed for a great view across the park. Some members of our group also indulged in this new phenomenon called planking - google planking photos if you don't know what it is yet. Kept an eye out for bears and snakes but no joy there.
Then it was back to the hostel for another lovely cooked dinner and an early night!
Off to Prague this afternoon - watch this space.
If you're thinking of stopping in Dresden - the city with the highest birthrate in Germany, the birthplace of mouthwash, toothpaste, and the humble teabag - don't! There's not too much here ... it's like a German version of Dannevirke.It took us probably all of 30 minutes to wander through the old town and then we sat there twiddling our thumbs not knowing what to do with ourselves. I bought a jumper.