As we were so near the border when we visited Bavaria in October, we drove over into the Czech Republic to add the thirteenth country to the list of those I’ve visited. There’s not much in this region and in order to avoid paying a motorway toll – as we were only there for an hour or so – we elected to see some of the countryside by using the back roads. As it turned out, there was pretty much nothing to see but fields, but it felt like an achievement anyway.

Cheb, Czech Republic