Burns Fair And More
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- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Multilingual staff
- Russian TV Channels Available
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... back in Cologne. It is nice to be feel normal, have energy, not want to take a nap every 30 minutes...so, we slept in a little and then headed to town for breakfast. We asked for an American breakfast (snobs?) and she sent us to a hotel about a block away. Actually it was a lot like the food on board but we had a hard boiled egg - and then it's fun to be in the big city. Luckily we are near the city ...
... tall narrow glasses, starting at 200ml - unlike their Bavarian cousins who start at 500ml!!
Before dinner we had a farewell Captains Cocktail Party on board followed by a Farewell Captain's Dinner (a 5 star 5 course dinner to die for). Afterwards there was a dance party in the lounge and membes of the crew joined in - great fun, & a few sore heads in the morning (not mentioning any names ...
Early this morning, about 4.30, we sailed passed Frankfurt and onto Cologne, berthing at about 1pm. We opted for the city walking tour which was about 1.5 hour duration. We learnt about the history of Cologne, or Koln as it is called in Germany. With a population of 1 million, it's the 4th biggest city in Germany (behind Berlin, Hamberg, Munich). The Romans established a settlement at this location on the Rhine about 2000 years ago and it has has continuous settlement ever ...
... Cologne, Germany. An Italian, Giovanni Maria Farina, introduced the first cologne in 1709. As with Kleenex it has become the generic term for all fragrances. Some say cologne had to be invented to overcome the lack of bathing prevalent in the Middle Ages! The original recipe is still a secret and continues to be produced. A vial of his cologne at the time sold for the equivalent of a half year's salary of a civil servant. Another famous cologne from ...
... I took a bit of time to catch up on some things that I had not been able to do over the last 3 days and then I headed to the Christmas Market that is set up on a square adjacent to the Kölner Dom (Cathedral of Köln). There are probably around 150 booths and the quality of the items is similar to those in Baden-Baden. After a bit I walked to a restaurant for dinner as I hadn’t really had a meal since breakfast. I ordered the ...