Cześć! From Warsaw
Another interesting train journey…..a bit faster……couldn’t quite count the sleepers as they passed by…..

We arrived at the hotel and went hunting and gathering…..just the essentials, beer….and some milk, sunglasses for Barbara (others got scratched) and antihistamines for me: something was making me sneeze!  We stood at the front of the hotel, which direction, straight ahead, A-left or B-right…..we’ll take A….should have taken B, that’s were all the shops were. Continue reading “WARSAW”


Cześć! From Krakow
Our train trip from Prague was to say the least, interesting! Our Eurail pass didn’t cover Poland so we needed another buy another ticket to get us from the Czech border to Krakow This also involved a change of trains not long after we crossed the border. We were on an older train, but still an EC train, that was comfortable and fast until we crossed the border into Poland…the further we went, the rougher the ride…. Continue reading “KRAKOW”


Ahoj from Prague
We spent three fantastic days in Prague, a very beautiful city, with huge numbers of tourists all following their tour guides around various parts of the city, listening to commentary in a variety of languages via their individual headphones or the shouting tour guide, swarms of people, moving on-mass all following the guide at the front holding up a distinctively coloured umbrella or car radio aerial decorated with different coloured ribbons…….. Continue reading “PRAGUE”


Guten tag from Dresden
We arrived in Dresden, our last destination in Germany and dragging our bags made our way to our hotel, which was only 500 metres from the Hautbahnhof.  After settling in we walked down Prager Straße towards the city centre to discover more of the city.  We walked through the centre, the main squares and over the Elbe River on our first explorative tour. Continue reading “DRESDEN”


Guten tag

We arrived in Goslar late in the afternoon. We arrived at the City Wall and were the first car at the traffic lights so there was no-one to follow. Hilda told us to “veer to the left and then make a right turn at the second”, never quite figured out what the ‘second’ was, when I looked to the left all I could see was a ‘No entry’ sign, what I couldn’t see was that the road into the town went to the right of the sign, through the big Tower and ‘hey presto’ we were in the Medieval town of Goslar.  Continue reading “GOSLAR”


Guten tag

We arrived in Regensburg late on Saturday, checked into our hotel and decided to go and find a Laundromat – we were in need of clean clothes. We got directions from the young male receptionist at the hotel, programmed the GPS and headed off into town in search of the washing machines.  First attempt, failure, wrong information, wrong street, nothing that even resembled a Laundromat, back to the hotel, pick up the Lonely Planet Book and try again, program the GPS, off we go. (Completely wrong address given by receptionist – opposite side of the town) Through this whole process, it didn’t even occur to us it was 6pm on SATURDAY night!! Continue reading “REGENSBURG”


Hallo from Stuttgart

Last Wednesday we caught the train from Florence, first stop Milan, half hour changeover, the train was ten minutes late, but we made it….Milan to Zurich, through the Alps…wonderful scenery, we watched from our window, all the problems were happening on the road below us, major hold ups, kilometres and kilometres of trucks, cars and buses. We had a 20 minute changeover in Zurich and we were getting later and later.  Apparently another train had broken down causing our train to stop at nearly all the stations along the route, arriving in Zurich an hour late; consequently we missed the connection to Stuttgart. So much for Swiss efficiency!! We updated our tickets and caught the next train to Stuttgart, arriving about 2 hours later than planned. Continue reading “STUTTGART-NUREMBURG”



We spent our last day in Florence visiting the Pitti Palace Boboli Gardens, the Piazzale Michelangelo (where a replica of Michelangelo’s David statue looks over Florence) and the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte. Continue reading “FLORENCE-FATTORIA di MAIANO-FIESOLE”