Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Well, here I am in Paris, finishing up the 21-day tour. After Haarlem our busdrive and (possibly) part time comedian Francois took us into Germany to the Rhine river town of Bacharach. We stayed in a 700-year old fortress-turned-hotel with two small defects: quirky plumbing (read: showers that suddenly become cold) and the fact that trains rumbled by my window all night.
Other than that it was a great introduction to historic Deutschland, especially with the local guide, Herr Jung (pictured), giving us a poignant and fascinating tour, complete with touching stories of, for example, his older brother who was lost on the Russian Front.