My destination was Vaduz, the capital of Lichtenstein, but my stop along the way was Fussen. Fussen is an hour from Memmingen and is at the bottom of Germany and is home to two beautiful castles. I arrived here and got out to wander up to the castles, however didn't end up going there because one, it began raining, two, it was 25euro, three, you had to walk 40mins up there, and four, the castle was completely covered in scaffolding anyway (and I could see them both from the ground).
So I was soon on my way again heading towards Lichtenstein. The trip took 2.5 hours and took me from Germany, through Austria, through Switzerland and into Lichtenstein, going past fields, forests, towns and the huge Alps (as well as through alot of rain).
I eventually arrived at about 7pm where I got to my expensive hostel in the quiet Vaduz, where I dropped my stuff and went to get pizza for dinner. A very healthy choice, but there wasn't much else available (and Lichtenstein is nice and expensive like Switzerland). I had my pizza in bed while watching a movie and then went to sleep nice and early to try and ward of the sickness I was coming down with.
Sunday 30th Sept
Today I slept in as long as I could, which wasn't very long as I had to get up for breakfast before 9 (I only made it as they were packing up so only got a piece of bread) and then had to check out before 10. So once I was all packed up and ready I headed off in my nice purple audi (got a free car upgrade).
I first did a lap or two around the city to check it out, but it wasn't very big or exciting, then I thought about driving into the mountains but it was so foggy I couldn't even see them, so thought better of it. Then I decided to head back towards Austria and Germany, when I saw a couple of girls standing by the road with a sign to a town 15mins away. So I decided, after assessing them fromafar, that they seemed nice enough and so I gave them a lift. Yes, I know, I shouldn't pick up hitchhikers, but it was fine, and they were two lovely girls, one french and one polish who had been hitch hiking around france, switzerland and austria for 2 months! Crazy, and they're still alive! Anyway, a short time later we drove past the border into Austria and I dropped them off and continued on my way. The drive took me past some lovely scenery, although most of it was blocked by a thick wall of cloud.
After less than an hour I was in Lidau, a town on the edge of the big Lake Bodensee in the south of Germany (the lake borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland!).
Here I stopped for a coffee and a stroll and a sit. It's a lovely little town with a part of it on a small island which is where I had my chai latte. After wandering along the waters edge and through the cobblestone streets I continued on my journey. After another hour I arrived back in Memmingen, the city where I started and where I was staying.
I arrived a bit earlier than expected so went and had lunch at an asian takeaway store (terrible I know, but the only other places open for food were cafes that served only sweet food). So I sat here eating my noodles and reading my book for quite some time before going for a walk through the town. Memmingen is a gorgeous place with a beautiful old town with a little stream running through it and lots of old colourful buildings. After my wander and once it started to rain, I headed back to the car where I did some blogging and photo sorting before heading back to my friends place where I was staying.
Saturday 29th Sept continued...