Bavaria & the Czech Republic
In retrospect we should have flown home from Zurich but such was our enthusiasm to see Prague that we then embarked on a 3 day bus trip across Bavaria to the Czech Republic. The long journeys were tough on the Bs, and they found the delights of medieval Mitteleuropa architecture a less than adequate reward. It was a tricky job to keep them entertained, but M&I enjoyed revisiting Neuschwanstein (aka the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle) and B1 enjoyed the horse and carriage ride up to the gates.
I couldn’t help being disappointed by Prague. Having visited in around 1990, the decline of a beautiful city into an overcrowded tourist town dominated by money-grabbing touts and stag/hen groups was disheartening. The best moments where when we got off the beaten track and found, say, a groovy little sculpture park for the Bs to clamber around.
This suit was a struggle to get into, but;
Then we bid farewell to the Player clan, who were continuing with travels around Eastern Europe, and rejecting the oh-so-obvious option of visiting Vienna, Kracow, Bratislava and Budapest we headed for…Brentwood.