Running around in the dark
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I would never have guessed that I would end up in Asendorf in the middle of nowhere, but still only 60-70 kilometres from Bremen. I had often driven off the motorway in order to find a smal cheap hotel, but this time I ended up being a bit frustrated and almost forced to find a place close to the motorway or in a big city.
I like to drive to the country side and find small unknown hotels where you have a descent stay and a meal for a fair price, but this time all the small hotels were full. I probably went in to 10 different places before I found the Gasthof in Asendorf that could host me for a night.
Normally I have never had any problems getting a room these places but this time all the small hotels were full.
The last place I had been before I found my room was in a large country hotel, which also was full but the receptionist had immediately picked up the phone and called the Gasthof to hear if they had a room and luckily they did.
I would never have tried the Uhlhorn’s Gasthof otherwise, because all the lights were out when I arrived. I parked outside still not convinced that I was at the right place. I entered the door and followed the weak light; inside there was only one guy sitting in the light of the TV watching billiard on an evening of the semi-finals of champion’s league where Bayern Munich was one of the parties.
He was a friendly man and in my best German I told him that I was happy to find a place where I actually could sleep. He asked me when I wanted breakfast and I said 8am would be great.
The room yellow; walls, curtains everything. I felt like it was Easter. The bed was good and the room was large. I watched some TV and called it a night quite early.
Next morning I went down at 8 am, "ordning muss sein" as they say in German and I had told him 8 am the evening before. I was apparently the only guest there and they had made a place for me in the shadow but still in the morning sun. The weather was fantastic; it felt and looked like summer. The price for the night inclusive breakfast was 30 euro which I found cheap.