Next Stop-Rhineland…Heidelberg

Start of the Day

This was a usual day. We woke up at 6:30, breakfast at 7:15 then placed our luggage in front of our room door. We were talking to the other people from our tour when all of a sudden there was commotion. 2 boys from our tour group plus the driver of our bus went running after a man on a suit until he suddenly got into a car. We didn’t know what happened then until we found out that the whole bag of Truus, our Tour Director, was taken by that man wearing a suit. All the tour papers and everything. So to make a long story short… we didn’t have our Tour Director for this leg of the trip.  Nevermind, we had Rocco, our driver, to explain to us some bits and pieces of the things we should know about the Rhinelands.


On the Road to Rhineland


Opposite where the boat was docked were some beautifully coloured restaurants and hotels.

On board the pleasant 1.5 hour boat cruise… With wine on one hand and a camera on the other.

We enjoyed the splendour of the long line of colorful houses on the banks of the Rhine. It felt so wonderful especially with wind blowing on your hair and the sun touching your skin.

Some of the medieval castles that we spotted. the Eltz Castle, Maus Castle and the Rheinstein Castle


On the road again for a short ride to Heidelberg


In the centre of Heidelberg, the university town of Germany, we saw these charming houses and restaurants. There were so many German restaurants but their menus were in German, so we didn’t want to waste time thinking of what to order and we want to get on seeing the places of interest, since we are not staying here for long. So guess what we ordered? Char Kway Teow, a favourite Malaysian dish. My kids were laughing at us “Mum why did you do that? haha”

We didn’t stay long here…but we can’t help but fall in love with this German town. From left to right:

The Brückentor, or Bridge Gate, once protected the city against invaders from the northern side of the Neckar River.

The Heidelberg Castle overlooks the old town


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  1. Looks like a lot of fun! Love the colourful buildings and the scenery too!

    1. Teresa says:

      Same here Aletta, such wonderful colours. loved every bit of the experience!

  2. Dora says:

    Wonderful photos. Can’t get over how the old and the new and the quaint can all exist in the same surrounding.

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yes, such beauty aren’t they. Especially if it’s the first time going to a certain country…everything seems beautiful everywhere you look.

  3. lolaWi says:

    love your stories, T! and the bright red chairs and tables! beauty and fun! 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      There are so many wonderful and not so wonderful stories to tell!

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