Travel Blogs from Cologne, Germany

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Grand Gothic on the Rhine, Köln, Germany travel blog

Grand Gothic on the Rhine

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... band doing the bar crawl along the river would have been fun - but autobahns and oompa barcrawls do not mix. (S) Ahhh...back to Germany for a fly by of the Koln Cathedral. It's kinda one of those must-do's, so we did. However, the 3 billion ...

Chris goes to Germany for Photokina, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Chris goes to Germany for Photokina

A travel blog entry by dearmasa

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... Scanning Performance Continued Innovation Gives Pro Photographers High Quality Films to Achieve Impactful Images ROCHESTER, NY, and COLOGNE, Germany, September 26 - In a move that underscores its ongoing support of the professional photography market, ...

And the Oscar Goes To..., Cologne, Germany travel blog

And the Oscar Goes To...

A travel blog entry by petrest

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for. We promised you this back in December, and after some minor delays, we deliver as promised. I smell Oscar. I really felt like I got INTO this character. I thought to myself, "Now if I ...

Good Samaritans, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Good Samaritans

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... see family and friends in January, Steve and I had to take flights from different airports. Because Steve left for Germany a week before me, he flew into Cologne. I on the other hand, had to fly into Dusseldorf (which is about 30 miles away). So on ...

There's My Boat!, Cologne, Germany travel blog

There's My Boat!

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... one side of the train and our new friend sat across from us on the other side. As we were crossing the Rhine River entering Cologne, the gentleman traveling with us yelled out, "There´s My Boat!" He pointed out the window to the river below and said, ...

Fish Bones, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Fish Bones

A travel blog entry by petrest

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In celebration of Ash Wednesday, almost all of the restaurants and pubs here in Cologne prepare an authentic fish dinner. Most of the dinners include deep-fried fish, scalloped potatoes, and a salad. So Wednesday evening, Steve and I went to a ...

What's Up Doc?- Part III - From Band-Aids to EKG's, Cologne, Germany travel blog

What's Up Doc?- Part III - From Band-Aids to EKG's

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... I looked over my shoulder to see what was going on, Iris was standing there with a three-inch tube full of blood. Apparently in Germany, they draw blood from your earlobe. After I got over the initial shock of feeling like I just had part of my ear ...

Sounds of Cologne, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Sounds of Cologne

A travel blog entry by petrest

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(Originally Written December 4, 2007) After walking around Cologne for the past few weeks, I've become quite enamoured with the many different sounds I've heard coming from within the city. Many of them are not much different from the sounds you would ...

First Impressions of Cologne, Cologne, Germany travel blog

First Impressions of Cologne

A travel blog entry by petrest

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This morning we took the train from Dusseldorf to Cologne.  What an awesome experience that was!  It was the first time that I have ever been on a train and it was the coolest thing.  For 9.20EU, both of us could take the train and not have ...

Umbrellas and Busy Streets, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Umbrellas and Busy Streets

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... ended up being quite the learning experience for me.  In the future, I will always bring an umbrella when I go outside because in Germany you never know when it is going to rain.  I will always bring a map with me because you never know when ...

Our Digs, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Our Digs

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... Other tidbits regarding this place are that the last tenant was Fernandez Cavalcanti, who played for everyone's favorite soccer team, 1. FC Cologne!  Granted, he only played six games for them, but hey, from one celebrity to another (see prior ...

If Only We Were At Walmart, Cologne, Germany travel blog

If Only We Were At Walmart

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... of trial and error, we soon figured out that in order to break the carts loose, you hard to insert a coin. That's right...in Germany you have to "rent" a shopping cart before you can even begin to shop. So we inserted our .50EU (which is about the ...

The Other White Meat, Cologne, Germany travel blog

The Other White Meat

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... I wouldn't ever have to try it if I didn't want to. My confidence was further enhanced by the fact that every restaurant in Cologne is required to post their menu at the entrance outside. Good for me because I was able to see exactly what they served ...

Culture Shock, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Culture Shock

A travel blog entry by petrest

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The first full day in Cologne I was too busy taking in the sights and sounds to really experience the full effects of being away from home. Even yesterday at the horse races, I still felt a strange familiarity of being at home because we were in an ...

Tessa, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Tessa

A travel blog entry by petrest

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Late one night I was sitting on the couch in our apartment typing a journal entry. Steve was gone and so I was home alone. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something moving outside on our patio. When I looked up to see what it was, there was a huge ...

"Bardo" at the Bar

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... Now I have heard of dogs being picky about certain brands of dog food, but beer...now that's just crazy! Since we've been in Germany, I have seen a lot of peculiar things but I think this one may just top them all! I've seen dogs walking out of bars ...

Smile...You're on Candid Camera!, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Smile...You're on Candid Camera!

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... do to keep from laughing. So you're probably wondering how Steve got two tickets without ever being pulled over. Well, in Germany (and obviously in the Netherlands as well), they have cameras set up on the highways. If you are speeding, they take a ...

"Wieber Fast Nacht"

A travel blog entry by petrest

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In my first blog about Karneval here in Cologne, I talked about the Karneval we experienced on November 11 as being the "Prelude to the Main Event". How it was only the beginning, a mere taste, of the BIG celebration yet to come. In the days and weeks ...

The Audubon, Cologne, Germany travel blog

The Audubon

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... trying to follow her directions, but you are also trying to pay attention to stoplights, pedestrian, people riding bicycles, and in Cologne...trains. For example...when I was trying to find my way back to the hotel to return the rental car, I had to ...

Karneval - A Celebration for Everyone, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Karneval - A Celebration for Everyone

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... see never came. All weekend we kept asking ourselves, "Where is everyone? If more than a hundred thousand people came to Cologne to celebrate this tradition, where are they?" These questions were quickly answered on Karneval Sunday and Monday. As we ...

Aliens in Cologne, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Aliens in Cologne

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... and Karley arrived in Germany, he did some research and discovered a huge mine called Tagebau Garzweiler just west of Cologne. Located within this large mine are enormous land machines called "bucket wheel excavators". Not being familiar with anything ...

What's Up Doc- Part IV - Where is Sleeping Beauty?, Cologne, Germany travel blog

What's Up Doc- Part IV - Where is Sleeping Beauty?

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... away and the nurse gave me the rest of the sedative left in the needle until they finished the procedure. Apparently in Germany, their idea of administering sedatives is based on this theory: If you get sleepy with a little bit, then they assume you ...

Soccer Rocks!, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Soccer Rocks!

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... on SkySports, you only see single-sentence coverage on the bottom of CNN. I found out the 1st day in Germany that Cologne has their own professional soccer team. When asking some locals questions about when and where they played, they all started ...

What's Up Doc? - Part I - Dr. Andrea, Cologne, Germany travel blog

What's Up Doc? - Part I - Dr. Andrea

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... other people with the same name. I think she likes the fact that we both have the same name because now she's not the only one in Cologne called Andrea anymore! As I was about to leave, she gave me a hug and said, "Don't worry, we fix you up as best we ...

Walking the Streets of Cologne, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Walking the Streets of Cologne

A travel blog entry by petrest

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November 3, 2007 Walking the Streets of Cologne Once we were settled in to the hotel, we rested for a little while and then Steve took me on a guided tour of the city. I was so excited to see everything that the exhaustion and jetlag never really ...

Runaway Train, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Runaway Train

A travel blog entry by petrest

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Last night Steve and I went to the Dropkick Murphy´s concert here in Cologne. Since the concert was held at the Palladium, which is several miles away from where we live, we had to take a thirty-minute train ride to get there. We got on at a train stop ...

What's Up Doc? - Part II - Lost in Translation, Cologne, Germany travel blog

What's Up Doc? - Part II - Lost in Translation

A travel blog entry by petrest

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Part II - Lost in Translation (Originally Written November 28, 2007) After my appointment with Dr. Andrea today, I took the train to see the lung specialist she referred me to. Before I left, all she gave me was a piece of paper with my name on it ...

Where Everyone Knows Your Name, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Where Everyone Knows Your Name

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... party music filled the air as people waved their beers and loudly sang along...a huge difference between the bars and parties in Germany compared to the ones back home. You never see people in Holland singing songs together at the bar (or hugging each ...

Got Milk?, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Got Milk?

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... Jack, my milk debacle was great because they probably ate as much of my cereal as I did! When Steve and returned to Germany after our visit home, we were exhausted. Saying goodbye to everyone a second time was more difficult than the first (at ...

International Movie Stars, Cologne, Germany travel blog

International Movie Stars

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... film documentary for a travel website called www.cityguide.com. In addition to other big cities in the world, they are featuring Cologne (and the particular bar we were at) as their feature piece! We spoke with the anchorwoman once they finished filming ...

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