Peter spent the weekend with friends in Istanbul and is now back working in Dubai.
I'm spending the days on my own while Dirk and Jacques are in work, the evenings are spent putting the world to rights. There's not much English spoken in this part of Germany, but I'm doing ok with ordering coffee, food and buying train tickets.
I also took a drive over the border to Innsbruck in Austria, although I'm used to driving on the right hand side of the road, I've never driven a manual left hand drive, in fact I rarely drive manuals these days so hill starts through the tiny villages in the Alps were a bit of a challenge.
203 Sunday I woke to torrential rain, it was lovely, we don't get rain like this in Dubai and I haven't seen any since I arrived in the UK the end of May. We spent the day at a medieval festival.
204 Monday I explored Wolfratshausen on foot and visited a fairyland theme park.
205 Tuesday A lie in and then off to Munich on the train. I love how the municipality puts chairs out for people to just sit and watch the world go by in the city centre.
206 Wednesday I drove to Austria and visited Innsbruck for the day. Check out My Sunday Photo tomorrow.
207 Thursday Peter announced he had some days off in August and booked himself a flight to Greece in 3 weeks time, I've of course booked a flight to join him from the UK and now looking for somewhere to stay. I visited Starnberg and the lakes today.
208 Friday Coffee, packed, finished reading my book and flew back to Manchester. I stayed in airport hotel.
209 Saturday Up early and collected by 4 and 4a on their way over from Belfast for the week. Later tonight I'm going to Newport to a friends 50th birthday.
I've been using Google Maps to travel throughout Germany by car, train and on foot. I used their maps to drive to Austria. Yesterday I typed in my destination, it tried to take me through car parks and over fences. I clicked the bus symbol, caught the 288 and was at the hotel in under 4 mins. Why didn't the damn thing work when I got back?
On the blog this week:
I didn't realise how crap my life was until I switched on the TV in the UK and saw the adverts.
Should I seize the day more? Say sod it to the G&T and extra slice of cake? It's all about balance and starting point.
Did you know in 2018, people still walks miles to get fresh drinking water? Life in a township in South Africa
It looks like you had a fantastic week in Germany. Enjoy your time with 4 and 4a! You must be looking forward to your holiday in Greece with Peter.ReplyDelete
Germany was fantastic, yes I'm very much looking forward to Greece, but now have to sort my passport out in a short space of timeDelete
I've loved following your adventures this week, I've not visited that part of Germany but it looked beautiful #365ReplyDelete
oh it was gorgeous over thereDelete
Ahh! You do get about. hehehe It looks like you had a great time in Germany. What a beautiful place.ReplyDelete
Germany was fabDelete
I was hoping to visit Germany in these summer holidays but sadly the plans have changed. Looks like you had a good week.ReplyDelete
Yes I had a wonderful time exploring and visiting friendsDelete
Lots of new sights in Germany. Looks like it was a good week. Phew to all the travelling though. Hope the accommodation gets sorted for Greece.ReplyDelete
I'm spending the day sorting out the accommodationDelete
I haven't yet made it to that part of Germany although I love visiting and would like to see more. Nice to have your Greece trip to look forward to.ReplyDelete
I'd love to live over here if there was a work opportunity for PeterDelete
Your German adventures sound lovely. The chairs outside look inviting, such a great idea. The medieval festival would be my idea of fun. And now you have a trip to Greece ahead!ReplyDelete
Germany was great and I did make the most of the seatingDelete
Terrible how some parts of a so called modern world and still so primitve, some of the slums people live in are a proper disgrace.ReplyDelete
Over the fence sounds llike a fun way to go some where, but the bus sounds easier. I truly admire your confidence in moving round the world.
I don’t travel within my comfort zone too oftenDelete
We went to Wales and had some torrential rain but home hasn't lost the heatwave so it's a shock to be back! Love the look of the fairytale theme park #project365ReplyDelete
I saw you were down in Chepstow, had some heavy rain in Germany on one dayDelete