Hotel Altera Pars

Thieboldsgasse 133-135, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, 50676 , Germany | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by caylameinert


... but I do need sooomee sleep to keep up with my constant on the move self.

Thursday February 27th, marked the start of Carnival in many cities throughout Germany (including Freiburg). Unfortunately because we had class until Friday afternoon, we couldn't really partake in much of the celebration until the weekend. Although Freiburg has it's own carnival and traditional celebrations, we decided to attend the celebrations in Cologne, Germany where the ...

Rosenmontag at the Kölner Karneval!

A travel blog entry by beckygooch


... roose meaning frolic and Montag meaning Monday.

We wanted to join in the celebrations, so on the Saturday me and Kristy headed into Dortmund to buy our costumes - I bought a gypsy costume, and Kristy bought a medieval knightess costume. I stayed over at Kristy's house the night before Karneval and we ate lots of pasta and watched a film before getting an early night. Thank goodness we did, as we were up at 4.45am and after getting ready we left before 6am! We ...

Day 2 - Brussels to Berlin

A travel blog entry by costin


... so we asked a few more in English and then ordered the first thing that we had any idea about. We got lucky, I had Königsberger Klopse mit Kartofeln, meatballs and potatoes in a white sauce with capers, whilst Kim seemingly had unintentionally ordered pretty much the same thing as the night before! We took the short walk back home and got our heads down for the night, feeling like we'd really found our feet on the trip and ready for a day's sightseeing in the ...

The home of 4711

A travel blog entry by lbhendy


... of weight along the side, but it is considered to not be risking the safety of the bridge. Lots of these love lock bridges over here - you put your names on the padlock, lock it to the bridge and throw the key into the river. The love is meant to last, and can't be broken/opened. Barry is a little cynical about those that use combination number locks - keeps your options open?
We have been amazed by the numbers of trains ...

Cooch Serving in Köln

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... moved to Gran Canaria in search of better weather and it was there that he met Fernando. Now, 20 years later, they live as roomates in Germany. When speaking to each other, they converse in Spanish; when with foreigners, they speak in English. At their jobs - Yue is a surgeon and Fernando a teacher getting his PHD in computer engineering - they speak German. Yue on top of that still speaks Chinese and did so with me at times during our stay.

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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent