Around The World in 49 Days...Sept/Oct 2016

New Zealand, Canada, USA, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Dubai

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Trip Report 53. Bank’s open, let’s get that MasterCard!

Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyMonday, October 17, 2016  Bank opens at 8:00am, so we get up early (well, early for us) and we walk to the bank for the 8:00am opening. It's about 150metres from our apartment! We want to make sure they don't

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Trip Report 52. Marksburg Castle

Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanySunday, October 16, 2016  we took the car out today and drive to Marksburg Castle. Apparently this is the oldest and most preserved castle in Germany. I am not a historian, so not going to bite you with dates

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Trip Report 51. it doesn’t pay to pay your MasterCard early…..

Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanySaturday, October 15, 2016  we both felt quite annoyed that Volksbank retained our MasterCard at the ATM.....we know that we can't do anything about it until the bank opens at 8:00am Monday morning....our con

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Trip Report 50. Fighting with European pillows…

Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanySaturday, October 15, 2016  we don't get these European pillows. Almost exclusively, apart from the Sofital Hotel in Wroclaw, our Hotels have provided the same type of pillow.....What looks like a beautiful,

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Trip Report 49. Give me back my MasterCard!

Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanySaturday, October 15, 2016  Another slow start today. We have our yogurts, breads, cheeses and ham for breakfast. I want to have a look at the shops, but Frank is trying to talk me out of doing that today. I

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Trip Report 48. Up the mountain on a chair…..

Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyFriday, October 14, 2016  Today we woke late and headed out for a walk about ten o'clock. Checked out the boat trips and made a booking for a dinner boat trip to Koblenz tonight and Lengel (with fireworks) to

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Trip Report 47. What sort of name is Boppard!

Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyThursday, October 13, 2016  10 am kickoff today...music pumping.....it's about 7 deg. Outside....we are cruising....about an hour to go to destination. We've stopped for a coffee and back on the road. It's a

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Trip Report 46. Still looking for Euro’s

Weimar, Thuringia, GermanyWednesday, October 12, 2016  After our Freiburg stopover, we get back on the road for what is about a three hour drive to Weimar. Uneventful road trip. Choofing along beautifully on the autobahn.....watching the fearless

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Trip Report 45. We don’t take credit cards!

Freiberg, Saxony, GermanyWednesday, October 12, 2016  Because we are now back in Germany, we need to find a bank and get some euro's. So we head off into the main square and try to find a bank. We do, but we can't get any money out with any of ou

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Trip Report 44. The Bridge is down!

Freiberg, Saxony, GermanyTuesday, October 11, 2016  we finally arrived in Frieburg after six and a half hours of what should have been a two hour trip. All was going well. Exceedingly well. We left Karlovy Vary around 11:00am and the drive out of

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Trip Report 43. Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary, Bohemia, Czech RepublicMonday, October 10, 2016  Another gorgeous driving day. Our Hotel,is right in the centre of the old town. It's huge and magnificent! Our room is amazing. It's the biggest room we've had yet. I think we've been

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Trip Report 42. Tabor

Tabor, Bohemia, Czech RepublicSunday, October 9, 2016  after a late breakfast and a walk around Bratislava we hit the road. Easy driving out of the city and another lovely day driving through the Czech countryside. Arrive at the old town of Tabor

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Trip Report 41. Next stop Bratislava!

Saturday, October 8, 2016  on the way to Bratislava, we decide to deviate past what is supposed to be the most famous Castle in Slovakia. Bojnice Castle in the town of......Bojnice! Our gps could not find it or list it, so we resorted to

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Trip Report 40. The very exotic marigold hotel….take 2!

Saturday, October 8, 2016  this hotel will go down in our travel history as being remembered as much as the "tour du Roy" hotel in France. (That's another whole story)...For some reason this hotel has really given Frank the creeps. Let's see

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Trip Report 39. The very exotic Marigold Hotel…

Sliac, Banska Bystrica, SlovakiaFriday, October 7, 2016   Our room in Kosice was great and we also had a great sleep! Breakfast was also very good. Before setting off we went for another walk around the old town centrum. This is one of the nices