One good thing about travel is it can force you to let things go. Right now, if the house gets burgled while I'm away or eaten by termites, or burnt to a cinder, it doesn't really matter that much.
And yesterday I had an important project to work on, which further put things in perspective. The challenge was to find a Lidl and fill the backpack with their excellent 20-pence bottles of weissbier. I'm pleased to report complete success. I've moved the overpriced hotel beers out of the minibar to make room for weissbier.
I had the second free dinner last night, sitting out in the sun. They refuse to bring you tap water so on the first night I had to work hard to munch my way through the food with a bone dry mouth. Last night I almost toyed with the idea of taking in a Lidl beer up my sleeve. But I bit the bullet and ordered the ripoff bottled water, allowing me to give my full attention to the food.
Bavarians make some great smoked fish. But their vegetables are at best an afterthought. It all balances up.
PS. From now on I'm using this system: knock back Lidl beer in the room just before dinner. That way you get to the restaurant just as your knees are going. Then you can enjoy watching other beer drinkers paying 30 times the Lidl price.
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