Published: August 14th 2009August 14th 2009
We are staying in Mainz along the Rhein Valley. We arrived in good time in the early afternoon yesterday then decided to be productive and go and book our final train tickets for Amsterdam. We searched for ages at the train station but couldn´t find a ticket office so hopped on a quick train to the main Mainz train station which took 3 mins but unfortunately we "hopped" on the wrong train back so instead of travelling 3 mins back to our hotel we ended up an hour out into the Countryside where there were no trains back! Luckily (?) we met a nice english speaking German guy on the train who helped us get a bus back (which took another hour!). How typical! We treated ourselves to a nice Mexican after the ordeal though.
Today we got a train out to Bingen which is actually in the Rhein Valley. It was so very picturesque. We both said we would come back again. We took a 2 hour river cruise up the river, the sun was beating down so it was lovely. When we got back to Mainz we had some tea then enjoyed a nice cold beer (yes Rob has finally got me on the beer!) by the river - we don´t want to leave, it´s so nice.