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After Trier, we headed to Cologne to see the cathedral. Cologne is a big city and we had a heck of time finding the parking and then lugging our stuff into the hotel--a little stressful :). Once we got settled, we headed straight to the cathedral. It's a bit like the grand canyon in that you can't appreciate just how big it is until you experience in person. I couldn't get far enough back to get the ...
... had a small car on the back, they seemed to be carrying anything from coal to oil, the flow of the river was quite fast and the large boats hardly seemed to be moving in comparison to the boats traveling down stream.
In the afternoon I spent time walking around the Altstadt meaning old town in German language, it was an area with lots shops and cafes an historic buildings including the Rathouse or Town Hall, this was a very impressive building, I didn't venture ...
... I needed during my stay, the room was perfect for me and for a couple of hours I made good use of the bed, traveling made me sleepy (it's my age you know)
I was very pleased with how my day had gone, for my first trip out of UK alone it went well, I learned a few things that will help on my next trips such as how to navigate airports and maybe to learn a little more basic words of German, most people I ...
... you need and induction cook top. How can a hostel be so amazing?
So we walked around and at 6pm we decided to go on a walking tour. We met and saw a few others also waiting… there was no tour guide that showed up.
So we went and got some dinner. We went to the super market and cooked some Mexican. How could we not use the amazing facilities.
We then went to bed.
Wednesday 17th ...
... you can wander along the river banks of the Rhine (obviously not the river Thames) which we always find enjoyable and relaxing.
We certainly do like Germany as a country. Our only suggestion would be to get a decent supermarket. We called in to Lidl and Aldi one day to try and get food for a picnic lunch, whilst you can get things like cheese and crackers, you then realise they don’t sell any drinks unless you want to buy a large multipack of 48 or something ...