By 1126 I have the Max lounge completely to myself; the early morning breakfasters & early check-outs all gone; soon the early arrivals will come, their rooms not ready for check in so they will start to fill the lounge. I should make it a condition of every trip I do one cultural thing during my stay; but of course the flesh is weak & willpower weaker. And let’s face it I go to the same cities and I have been to all their main art museums so many times already. If there is at least 1 treasure in a museum that means so much to me—such as Richard Gerstl’s Laughing Self-Portrait in the Belvedere, Vienna, or Die Sunde in Neue Pinakothek, Munich—I can do it (and so many in Brussels’ old Museum of Modern Art before it was destroyed). I’m starting to miss my McDonald’s Royal Cheese & fries; perhaps I should go for it after all. One more beer in my bag still to finish off though.