I really enjoyed Dresden. The city has a lot of things going for it – beautiful architecture, nice contrasts between old glory and a vibrant modern student life in Neustadt, all very cool. Now, there were a few things that were distinctively odd.
Dwelling in nostalgia is one thing, but a Trabant stretch limo another. Not quite my cup of tea, but I don’t think there’ll be many of those on this planet. Now, there has always been a rumour that due to the lack of other entertainment possibilities the citizens of the former German Democratic Republic took to rather carnal sorts of experiencing pleasure – I certainly have a hard time not to smirk at this pedestrian traffic light. But then, I am a dirty old man.