Jolly old Dresden
Trip Start Apr 13, 2010
44Trip End Sep 10, 2010
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Philip and Angelas place
The next day we had planed to meet up with Philip to go watch Germany play England. After some confusion over meeting up time we made it to Philips friends place just before half time with Germany winning 2-1. The rest of the match didn't go to well for England and they ended up loosing 4-1. Back at Philips, he served us some dinner and we chit chatted until sleep time.
In the morning we went down to were the festival had been to help disassemble their mates bar and bits and pieces and were invited to stay for a bbq. It was nice just kicking back and eating steak and sausages. Later Philip took us for a wander around Dresden. They have the old city with olden day buildings and the new city. In the old city we went to a cheese shop that was awarded the guiness record for most beautiful cheese shop. The walls are covered in hundreds of painted tiles. The cheese makers are lame and don't let you take photos tho. We saw some really old buildings, some that had been blown up and rebuilt with some of the same blocks and unblown up bits. And there was a really long painting on a wall of kings riding hoses and a statue of a guy riding a gold horse. There were some cool bridges over the river too. The new city has a lot of appartments and bars and clubs. More of a young party kinda place. Dresden is a fully nice, old, kick back town. We went to subway to use the toilet and they wanted 1euro so we were like catch you up and went to Philips old flat
Our last day in Dresden we headed out of town a bit to see the saxony alps. Was about an hour drive to get there. You walk along these paths and look down at the view below. Totally beautiful and theres a cool bridge. We had organised a ride sharing trip to Frankfurt so had to head back into Dresden. We popped into a turkish kebab shop (world famous in Germany), delicious and cheap for Europe. Soon after we met up with our ride and it was time to say our goodbyes. Angela and Philip were amazing hosts and will definatly have to pay them a visit again in the future sometime.
It took about 5 hours to get to Frankfurt and from there we trained to the airport. We found wooden bench and climbed into our sleeping bags for our second airport sleep of our trip. Neither of us got much sleep. We boarded our flight which was bloody Lufthansa again. This time we had a 14 hour flight, but still no tvs in the back of the seat. There cutomer service is terrible. We found out by pushing other peoples 'I need some thing buttons' when they were asleep and waiting for a flight hostess to turn up. We did end up watching 4 movies on the screen above the isles tho. The flight pasted by quite quickly and we were soon touching down in Buenos Aires.