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May 10, 2014 - Day 38 – Saturday 10 May – Maria Laach Abbey & Rhine River

Today we went to the Maria Laach Abbey founded in 1093 and had a walk through the church and around the beautiful gardens. It is located on the Laach Lake (Laacher See in German) which is a 2km diameter volcanic crater. Then we walked down to the lake and hired a paddle boat and pedalled our way around for half an hour. To thaw out we warmed up with a hot currywurst and chips (pommes frittes). After this we took a drive around some of the old villages located along the Rhine River which starts in Switzerland and flows through Germany and...

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May 9, 2014 - Day 37 – Friday 9 May – Roadtrip 4 in 1

Today we made up a rough plan to drive four countries in one day. Germany, our starting point, on to Luxembourg, then Belgium, then on to The Netherlands and back home. A total of 460km and about 5 hours of driving. Part of this was on the Germany autobahn where there is no speed limit. We reached 180km/h in some spots but 140-160 was more comfortable when there was traffic around. We certainly saw some that would have been pushing 200km/h. You have to be constantly watching behind because these ones come up very quick if your in the fast...

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May 8, 2014 - Day 36 – Thursday 8 May – Wassenach, Anschau, Monreal, Mayen & Nickenich

Today we wanted to check out the local towns around where we are staying including Megan’s ancestry in Anschau. So we started the day with a late morning stroll to the local café for breakfast. We then headed off in search of Anschau which was only a 30 minute drive away. The town was located on the top of a hill and was only half a dozen streets and nothing like a café or anything open. The town square was actually round as it was a roundabout with a church, a bus stop and a fire station. The fire station was like a little house with a...

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May 7, 2014 - Day 35 – Wednesday 7 May – Winsen to Wassenach

Today we left our “home town” of Winsen and took the train to Koblenz which is 50km west of Frankfurt, Germany. This trip was about 5 hours on the fast train and an opportunity to sit back, relax, journal, and watch the green countryside and frequent little towns pass by. Other interesting observations were the wind turbines and solar panel farms, the areas set aside for what seem like communal gardens each of around 50sqm and each having their own little shed. The acres and acres of rapeseed with their distinctive yellow flowers used to...

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