Traffic Jams and Special Treats
Trip Start Sep 04, 2010
29Trip End Sep 24, 2010
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After a much needed sleep in we had breakfast provided by the hotel, croissants for breakfast works surprisingly well. We then left Frankfurt and proceeded to get stuck in a massive traffic jam on the Autobahn. The delay on the GPS varied between 1 hour and 5 minutes but in reality we barely moved 1km in half and hour. Luckily we were heading in the opposite direction to the recommended detour and once we got to the next exit, we were all clear and on our way.
By this time we were hungry and stopped off in a random German town off the main road. I’m on a French diet so as it was before lunch it was nothing but coffee and cake for me. Everyone else seems agreeable to this concept.
So we found a nice little patisserie and soon discovered something that we didn’t know about European bees. They’re not just attracted to flowers and the various baked goods were all sweet enough for them to be all over. The waitress did not seem to be bothered though, apparently they are just like flies but not as bad.
I would tend to agree but one of them decided to take a liking to our food and this more than freaked Ashley out.
By lunch we had made it into the Netherlands (a small part anyway) and we stopped of in Maastrickt for lunch. As mum said, the place is dominated by bikes, they have some very well designated bike lanes and for areas they don’t, it’s just a free for all.
The little of Luxembourg that we did see before it got dark looked very interesting. I won’t go too much into it as we are going to drive back up there later in the trip and have a better look around.
And then another good night’s sleep, nearly over the flight induced sleep deprivation by now.