June 2009, Erfurt area Days 19 - 21


Koln to Erfurt/Muhlhussen/Gotha in Eastern Germany on Autobahn 4 and 45, (Curves 4, Road condition 8, Traffic 5, View 6 (lots of wind Mills which I like)). Got lost again on the way as I tried to take some back roads. But once again the traffic and rain pushed my patience and my route back on to the motorway. After battling the rain for 5 or more hours I made it to Muhlhussen only to realize I had no idea where Franky and Anja lived. So, I texted him from a supermarket and Franky blasted over in his car of the month. Spent two great days with Franky and Anja looking around Muhlussen and Erfurt eating and drinking.

I packed up and said goodbye went to start my bike and nothing happened. Thank god Anja was still there when this happened or I would have been lost. A neighbour jump started the bike and I was finally off for lunch with Sandra in Gotha (30 minutes away). After lunch I went to start up and go to Dresden for the night using the Couch Surfing project, but found the battery was dead again. So Sandra took me to a couple of shops and one battery was ordered for the next morning. I stayed with Sandra in Gotha, canceled my Dresden stay and forged on to Wroclaw, Poland after 3 days in the Erfurt area.

Erfurt

And Schnitzel at, where else, Schnitzler.


Franky's car of the month that he uses as the Manager of the Mercedes dealerships in Muhlhussen and Eisenach.

Specs for the car nerds. A cool $140-150,000 US. Mercedes C63, top speed of 295km and around 450hp.

Attempt at top speed on the Autobahn.

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Wind Mills of the Erfurt area.


Me and the Black Pearl.


Gotha Gardens below the Castle


This guy will help you across the street.

Punks of Gotha, where is Batman to save us?


Thanks for taking care of me Sandra, I owe you one.

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4 comments:

Susi said...

Nice to see that you had a good time in Germany (apart from your battery problems and that you missed Dresden - what a shame).

... do you know that there is other good food too in Germany, not only Schnitzel...

Lots of memories came into my mind while watching your little videos, I guess they were triggered by seeing German language allover the places, European architecture, East-German locations .....

Take care!
Cheers
Susi

f.breitbarth said...

Hi Brad,

nice to see all the pictures from us...so well i think you will be remember the time in germany as a great time....

We hope we see us again....maybe soon as possible...??!! ;o)

All the best for you

Anja and Franky

Dorit said...

Hi Brad

So good to see you spent more time in Thuringia than in Saxony (spoken by a born and bread Thuringian) :-)))

It was great for me to see some familiar places in your blog. Shame that you hit the bad weather though. Hope you'll have a few sunnier days ahead of you now.

Take care of yourself.

Cheers
Dorit

Dorit said...

Hi Brad

So good to see you spent more time in Thuringia than in Saxony (spoken by a born and bread Thuringian) :-)))

It was great for me to see some familiar places in your blog. Shame that you hit the bad weather though. Hope you'll have a few sunnier days ahead of you now.

Take care of yourself.

Cheers
Dorit