Pass the Melk
Melk Travel Blog› entry 19 of 32 › view all entries
June 24th, 2006 – by: coolguy
We took a tour of the camp, which still contains many of the buildings. When we entered the 'showers' or the furnace rooms, I felt quite sick and just wanted to get out of there. It was a very disturbing place to visit, but I'm glad we did it.
After spending a few hours at the camp, we hopped back on our bikes (not stolen!) and began down the path again. We again arrived in the next town a bit late because of this diversion, but our spirits were lifted when we met the old lady who ran our guesthouse. She only spoke German, but we could tell by her smile that she enjoyed our presence there. Her grandson served as the translator, even though I probably could have managed.
Today we biked to Melk, a town famous for its golden abbey. Unfortunately, I had some troubles with my tire today when we stopped for lunch. I thought it looked a bit flat so I pulled out my hand pump and tried to inflate it. This only made it worse and soon my tire was so flat it was unrideable. We spent an hour or so trying to find somewhere with a real pump and luckily we were directed to a gas station where we pumped the tire up in less than a second. Because of this, we arrived late and didn't get to take a look at the abbey before it closed. We did wander the city and the gardens which surround the abbey a bit. Those were very nice, and we'll try to visit the abbey tomorrow.
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