There are two sayings that I can not forget about the trip, the first is by J. Kerouac and the second is an African saying, both embody what for me is the deep meaning of the trip, joined with what this experience is for me:
– Our suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had some way to go. But no matter, the road is life (Jack Kerouac)
– You’ll find what you’ve never seen where you’ve never been (African saying)
Ours, perhaps, is a sui generis family; we do not have much time to be together … I mean free time, and all 4 of us have many interests … in short the journey, for us … is to be together without thoughts. Usually we do a tour during the school holidays (ex. Halloween) and this year we went to Weisbaden, a wonderful town where lives our friend Ciprian.
We left Pisa airport in 7 people (us 4 plus 3 friends of us) and there we joined Ciprian, who was our Cicero, showing us all the wonders to discover and see.
We flew with Ryan Air to the modest sum of €50 each and we stayed in Wiesbaden, in a junior suite at the Dorint Pallas Hotel (5 stars) for just €268 (3 nights !!) … thanks booking.com !!
Federica made me a gift, she bought a copy of the three monkeys: I don’t see, I don’t hear, I don’t speak … Absolute my favorite!
Obviously we couldn’t miss an amazing lunch, this time at the Cafe Haus Ratsstubchen the best place ever for eating German traditional and tasteful food.
After walking along the Reno river, we arrived to a big bridge where lovers leave their memories and their love promises; it’s a nice place, go there to Stadtteil Schierstein, Wiesbaden, Assia and enjoy the Crepes!
Wiesbaden is a charming town, in the maincenter you can find fountains that give off hot water … 26 hot springs has spread around the world from the time of the Romans, making Wiesbaden the health center for excellence. This alone can make you fall in love and intrigue. What about the huge Cuckoo Clock ringing at midnight? So fun!
Ciprian has brought us to Eltville, the town of the Roses, to the Johanninsberg castle … where they make the famous Riesling Wine.
And why not? Take a walk and a ride in a chairlift at Bingen am Rhein, where you’ll see the famous Niederwald Monument which has a very great importance in German history.
Thanks Ciprì, thanks to my special family and thanks to my friends!
I’d really like to go to Hungary the next year…and I really hope to spend my time with you once again!!
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