Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Where to start, where to start….
We landed in Germany right on time, then figured out the train system to buy a ticket to Bacharach, where we were staying for the next few days. It turns out that a great tip I got from Tripadvisor.com was totally incorrect, so we did not end up getting a regional train pass--we just bought tickets each time we took a train(this was the cheapest way).
Lesson learned-> don’t trust everything you are told by other travelers.
The train took about 1.5 hours to get to Bacharach, passing through other little towns along the way. We changed trains in Mainz, and saw a massive buildup of police around the train station. We were a bit concerned….but we are pretty sure it was all for this massive crowd that emptied off the next train in--I think their favorite soccer team had just had a big victory. A few hundred people with flags and matching shirts and beers in their hands marched from the stadium singing at the top of their lungs. I wish I knew what they were saying!!
When we finally DID get to Bacharach, we relied on a google map I had printed out to get us to our hotel. As it turns out, there is like one street in Bacharach, so it would have been overly difficult for us to get lost, but we were prepared regardless.