Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Arrival in Bad Honnef

So, yesterday I finally made it to Bad (*Spa*) Honnef, a pretty little town on the romantic part of the Rhine, near the *Dragon Mountain* and with lots of other small townships, mountains and ruined castles along this stretch of the river. It's not far from the *Loreley*, a famous cliff described by Heinrich Heine, the great German poet in his wonderful poem, *Ich weiss nicht, was soll es bedeuten, dass ich so traurig bin* - *I don't know what it means, why I am so sad....*
Today was not a day to be sad; the weather has turned really spring like, the sun was shining, and it was a pleasure to walk around here. At the weekend I will drive past the dragon mountain (so called because it looks like a lying dragon) and along the Rhine to the Loreley, and I will play my Heine CD in the car and listen to his unforgettable words while driving along. It's good to have a few weeks to take it easy, do something different, see different views and re-charge my batteries.

6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place! Sarah

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  2. its stunning valerie, a lovely place to recharge your batteries.
    take care
    gina xxxxxxxxxx

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  3. How wonderful Val! Enjoy your stay.
    Sue xx

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  4. Thanks girls, it is a very pretty place, and plenty of good food, too!

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  5. beautiful place to relax in alma xx

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  6. Thanks Alma, it is a lovely place!

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