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We left at 03.00 am. There is almost no traffic, it's cool and dark, so nice time to drive and get used of this combination. The GPS told us that we had a 790km journey in front of us, and that we will arrive around 11.00am. Yeah right, that is if you drive fast, a good fuel saving car so you don't have to refuel the car, and your body is a robot, no eating and use of the toilets and stretch the legs, and take you're brake time.
We made a quick stop at the last gas station in Holland to refuel, toilet and something to eat and then we hit the German roads. In Germany the maximum speed is higher than in Holland, and i believe it's allowed to drive far above the maximum speed, so sometimes i had to watch three/ four times to be sure if i had to changed the lane.
During this trip we've learned two important words in the German language, "STAU" and "Baustelle". We always travel on Sunday, because it's not so busy on the road, but this time we had a lot of traffic jams (stau) and road work( baustelle).We spend more than two hour's in one traffic yam. Lucky for us was that we used my brothers car, automatic, good climate control and space. I believe that our car broke down again ,with this time the clutch or so, because the traffic yam was up hill. In total we spent about three and a half hour's in traffic jams, finally the trip was more than 12 hours long, but safe we arrived on the campsite. After confirmation of our reservation we hoped on a nice pitch on the side, but because we arrived later than planned we've got a left over.