Saturday, July 11, 2015

Billboard messages: Another Great Find In Germany


Germany has a wonderful history in art, architecture, literature, music etc


The professional tour guides I worked with in all the cities Off the Beaten Track  that the tourist board arranged for me were amazing.  But my mission disappointed all of them.

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My focus was to spend the limited time in each city discovering something new, something not in the tour books.  

At the same time I was experiencing the city as a mature solo traveler: looking for restaurants, tours and popular city activities where a mature solo traveler would feel welcome.    If you have ever traveled independently you know what I am searching for.

 
My guide in Wiesbaden, Patrick, had a very engaging method to share the vast history of his town.    Although he thought my topic was less important he indulged me at ever stop when I asked "can a solo traveler come to concerts here or eat at this cafe and feel comfortable?"

My guide for the day showed me Wiesbaden from a local prospective




But I may have tested his sense of humor when I stopped and asked about a 'billboard' filled with a hand written message.  Of course he could explain this as well.   
And he agreed to tell me the story in a video.

My tour of Wiesbaden was thanks to Wiesbaden Marketing and the opinions and comments are my own.  

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