FUN-travel: Warnemünde to Bremen, Germany

August 6, 2014 by  

Day 31 – Thursday, July 31 – Warnemünde to Bremen, Germany – full sun w/light wispy clouds – high 70’s

Bremen, Germany 2014 6

What I LIKE Bremen, Germany 2014 11

  • 8:40 – Hertz is just across street – little bit of a line
  • 9:10 – luggage loaded & GPS works
  • 9:55 – finally figure out radio & get Ipod music
  • More unbelievable weather! Sunshine & mid 70’s – clouds come & go
  • 12:30 – nice drive & arrive Walter Hotel in Bremen
  • Free parking on street across from hotel
  • #1 rated on TA
  • OOPSIE! – forgot to check for AC & elevator
  • Room has French doors to patio & 2 windows
  • – open all and get good air flow
  • Wifi works at hotel!
  • – really more like B & B
  • Unbelievable! Skyped & computered for 5 hrs!
  • 5:30 – explore city by foot
  • – only 15 min walk to main square on river
  • What a sweet jewel of a city!
  • – old & quaint w/beautiful facades w/statues & gold adornments
  • – green top spired churches
  • Ask for wine shop – finally find it after walking past it 2 times
  • Weinkontor St. Petrus off main square down narrow little alley on way to Radisson Blu
  • – ask for fruit forward wine – suggests
  • – Tarapaca 2010 Maipo Chile red blend = $12 Euro – take to go

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FUN-food: Malbec Wine Bar & Tapas – sweet little spot on Langenstrassa just off main square –Bremen, Germany 2014 20 sparkle water – tapas = 4 small square plates inside 1 big square plate – ordered what other customer had – have no idea what it is –  but tastes good! – 2012 Septima Malbec = $45 Euro – Waiter Ollie is the best!

  • 9:15 – walk back to hotel
  • 10:30 – take sleeping pill

What I DON’T LIKE

  • Have to haggle w/Hertz over extra charges – takes 10 mins
  • – all the added insurance over $250 Euros
  • – we have to pay $350 Euro for drop charge in Amsterdam
  • (still cheaper than taking the train)
  • 9:20 – GPS stuck on recalculating
  • Have no idea how to get radio off the preset buttons
  • Email doesn’t send & receive
  • Only english on TV is bad movie & BBC (been watching that for last 11 days)

FUN-fact – My other travel motto is, “Its 5 o’clock somewhere and I want to be somewhere by 5 o’clock. The original plan was to drive to Cologne today and then on to Weimer to see Buchenwald and then to Bremen. I feel like I have seen enough concentration camps in the last year and having only a short 3 hour drive is so much more enjoyable! We changed the plan to one night in Bremen and 2 nights in Cologne.

Bremen, Germany 2014 7

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