I'm going on holiday in April. I thought you'd like to know. It's very exciting. A week in Franconia, the Czech Republic and Zoigl country. I can't wait.
Like my trip to Franconia last summer, it's a tour put together by Andy of BierMania. You may have read some of my many posts about Franconia. It was one of the best holidays I've ever had. My scepticism of organised tours (I was thinking pensioners' coach trip) proved totally unfounded.
Time is a valuable commodity for those of us with a full-time job, children and obsessions to feed and a minimum daily sleep requirement of six hours. Being driven directly from brewery to brewery to pub to hotel saves lots of it. Time, that is. I could have got everywhere under my own steam. If I had been able to persuade Dolores to drive and got the kids tied up and packed away in the boot. But that, too, would require time.
I think Andy still has a couple of places left on the tour. So if you fancy a week in the company of an opinionated drunk with belly issues, get in touch with him. You won't regret it.
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