2:30pm – after everyone had had a bit of a snooze on the coach we made our first stop at a service station somewhere in the depths of the Czech Republic. The pupils all seemed quite afraid of the log cabin café that was decorated with animal skins and heads and chose to stick to the sandwiches on offer at the garage. However, we teachers decided to risk it and, with the help of Mr. Brown’s German, managed to order a couple of portions of chips! Then it was back to the bus.
3:45pm – By this time I had become quite scared of the driver’s mad antics. He was a little too fond of his brakes and I had visions of us crashing and making the nine o’clock news at home!
4:30pm – another quick garage stop to relieve the bladders and the boredom.