If you have some time on the computer over the next few weeks I recommend you check out my friend's blog. His name is Brian Prout and he is over in Europe for a three week holiday and is posting his sights and adventures. http://
He writes very well. The last trip he was on he kept a journal recording the sights and historical events about the places he visited in Germany and the eastern bloc countries. He is there again now, and promises to have daily reports. Safe travels Brian!