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... our ship is docked so we walked a bit and were in the shopping/pedestrian district and we just meandered around for a few hours. I bought some shoes I wanted to buy before we left so that was nice. We had a little misty rain but nothing too bad. I had my hair in waves so that made it an afro - oh well - no one seemed to notice!! We ended up at the cathedral. It is just so amazing. We didn't go inside but ...
... 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 ...
... plate of souvlaki meat, salad and fries. Mmmmm a taste of the greek food to come!
Another great day :)
We have some serious researching and booking to do now as our time in Germany and France draws to a close. So between the two of us (with David being the booker/planner, while I'm generally the ideas instigator (bordering on nagging but in my defence I do come up with the ideas!) the lap top is in demand!
Better go xx
... and just enjoyed the scenic mountains reflecting off the Rhine and all the classic building and farms scattered along the river.
A good four hours later the tour was over and there was still plenty of time to enjoy another activities within Cologne. When you’re in Cologne there is one place that is without a doubt unmistakable, a massive gothic monument that towers over all of Cologne, the Cologne Cathedral. As I headed for the cathedral with ...