13th October 2012 Lubeck

Well, we said goodbye to Brian and Heike today and headed north to Lubeck.  Using our BordAtlas book (www.bordatlas.de) we found a great Stellplatz about 30 minutes walk from the town centre.  (The new BordAtlas book is out on the 16th November so we’ll be placing our order with Vicarious books on our return to UK)

It was a camping spot by an indoor bowling park that only cost 9 euros per night including electric. We’ve been pleasantly surprised how busy the camping spots have been and there were about 15 units on site so we felt really safe.

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As is usual for us, we took the long way round to the town until we stopped a lady and asked which way the Altstadt was.  Success, as she understood what we were asking….and we understood her answer!  With a wish to her to have a good weekend, we set off in the right direction checking out way points for the return journey.

We entered the town via the Burgtor, the old castle gate that dates back many centuries.

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It is a beautiful town, but it is also famous for marzipan which was perfected by the town in the 19th Century.  We visited the Niederegger patisserie and bought some for a present.  The shop was heaving with customers, we’re not sure if the Christmas rush has begun or if it is always that busy!  The picture below does not do the shop justice, it is well worth a visit.

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Again, the old buildings were really pretty to see and the town needs more than a day spent there to do it justice.

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About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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