This morning, I did my Good Samurai act in saving Cynthia, Judy and Carol (all originally from New Jersey, but now spread between there, Baltimore and Texas) from a fate worse than death…..
They’d left their Rhine Cruise boat,having been given a decidedly shonky map and pointed in the vague direction of the city.
They were dithering around, holding the map upside down and on the verge of heading off towards the ugliest chunk of Mainz that you could imagine – Rathaus/Rheingoldhalle/Brand shopping centre.
People have gone blind just LOOKING at the monstrosity
So I nudged them gently in the direction of the cathedral and the Gutenberg museum, gave them some history and trivia (mostly trivia….) about various stuff and told them not to miss St Stephans with the Chagall windows.
And to get a coffee at Paul’s Kaffeekommune
The last I saw of them, they were heading up the Gaustrasse towards Shakespeare & So (another recommendation)
Don’t know if they got as far as Paul’s though.
Where they would have been mesmerised by his smile and charm and missed the boat taking them to Rudesheim, there to partake of a German Dinner this evening.
The mind doth verily boggle…..
Editor’s note: They put their confusion down to over-imbibing on the boat the previous evening, on which I congratulated them. Don’t want any wowsers roaming the streets of Mainz….