Trip Start May 15, 2006
71Trip End Sep 29, 2006
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I got into town after a reasonably long trip on the train and immediately took the bus downtown in an attempt to find a hostel/cheap hotel. I looked around for an hour or so and didn't find anything which meant that I was forced to retreat back to the train station and take a bus out of town to the HI hostel. I don't like HI hostels but as the only cheap place to stay in town, I didn't have much of a choice. HI hostels are a huge network of hostels throughout Europe run by Hosteling International
Now that my little rant is out of the way, I spent my first night at the hostel just relaxing after dinner and then called it an early night. The next day, I met up with the Canadian Chris and his friends from Australia and we all went up to the one famous site in Heidelberg, the castle. Now I have pretty much had my fill of castles, churches, and museums after 4+ months but this one wasn't bad and was a way to spend the day. It is famous for being a)Huge and b) having the largest barrel in the world. We took the tour, saw the barrel, got the views/pictures of the city and then headed down to the main pedestrian walkway for a cup of coffee in the main square. I still haven't gotten tired of that part of traveling
The next day I had a good breakfast at the hostel consisting of breads, cheeses, meats, cereals, yogurt, coffee, tea, and, everyones favorite, nutella. After breakfast, I checked out and hopped on the train for Stuttgart.