Up at the usual time to the 22cnd cloudy day in a row. I seriously wonder if the weather is going to cause crop failure in Eastern Europe. I packed up and bought a full breakfast at a supermarket and ate in my room and headed out on the road. Gruelling after gruelling walk. Fortunately, as a belting rainstorm moved in I just got a lift in a truck all the way to Brno where I checked out for rooms but just my luck there was a welding convention in town! I went to a CEDOOK tourist office and they really dug in and found me a room in a B class hotel for a staggering sum of $8.50 including breakfast. As I walked to the hotel loudspeakers on the street were hammering away with propaganda. This is heavy stuff with propaganda posters, patriotic music and propaganda read out praising CSSR/USSR “friendship”. Where are the brain police? The room was nice but small. I walked all over Brno eating as I walked about. Chicken rice, beer, dates, ice cream and pastries etc. Then I sat down at a café for a beer before I headed home. I could hardly walk I was so stiff. I had my first hot shower in 10 days! Heaven.