Final Night in Dresden

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April 11th 2010
Published: April 11th 2010
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The World Congress on the Prevention of Diabetes was fantastic. I really enjoyed a conference focused on prevention. My presentation on Friday went great as did the poster presentation on Saturday. We were able to enjoy some sightseeing Thursday morning before the conference and then again tonight.
Thursday morning we met up with Kaye from Pittsburgh and toured the Royal Palace, climbed the tour and enjoyed the scenery of the town by having lunch on the outside terrace by the Elbe River. We toured another church before we got ready for the conference.
Today we visited the old "Green Vault" where all of King Agustus the Strong's jewels and collections were stored. Some of the rooms did survive the bombing and some of the artifacts were restored. A friend of Anne's stood in line for an hour before the ticket window opened so we could get a timed entry into the collection after the closing ceremony. We really enjoyed the tour.After a beer in a pub, frequented by Agustus, I took a guided tour of the Opera House (it had been closed for the past few days.) Although the tour was in German, I was able to enjoy the amazing architecture, I did get a half price admission ticket as a consolation 😊
I head home tomorrow...have about a 24 hour travel day door to door with a long layover in Frankfurt.

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