May 17, 2010 GMT
17th May - Czech Republic

Had fantastic first nights sleep in the tent. The thermarest mats were well worth the money and my new sleeping bag was very cosy. First time I have had such a good sleep camping. Went to sleep at about 10pm and didn't wake up until 5am. Had a sad goodbye to Heidi and Peter and some of their friends. Still amazed at how welcoming they were - hugs all round! Very long day riding yesterday. No rain so far so we have been very lucky. I was very cold though as it was mostly fast, motorway riding and I realised I hadn't dressed as well as I should for the cold. We stopped a few times for food and petrol which kept me going.

By the time we arrived in Prague Rich had had enough too as it was a pretty long day. Germany was very green with beautiful countryside. On crossing the border into Czech republic it was very noticeable that it is a much poorer country. Lots of run down buildings. Decided on a B & B or hotel when we got to Prague to be fairly central as here for 2 nights to explore the city. Managed to get a room in the Ibis for 120 Euros for 2 nights including breakfast.





Had a lovely shower - no shower is as good as the one after a cold day's riding. Went out for tea, in bed by 11pm. Nice king size comfy bed and fab nights sleep. Able to use Skype on my iphone in the hotel as free wi-fi so had a chat with Rich's mom.

Posted by Richard Tibbetts at May 17, 2010 09:51 PM GMT
 



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