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... waiter last night was homesick and missed his new baby, he is from the Philippines, very young guy - maybe 30 - so we inquire - turns out he has 4 kids, 2 ex-wives, and this new wife with the two newest kids. WOW. Life sure can be complicated - oh, and his dad has cancer. So, he works on the ship for 6 months and then goes home for 2 - something like that, depends on their seniority. These people have ...
... tells the story. Europe has so much history.
We arrived in Cologne at noon, and after another delicious lunch we headed off on a tour of the city, which is dominated by the Cologne Cathedral. One word for the Cathedral - WOW!!! Us Catholics sure know how to spend the peasants money!!...:-)
We stopped at a local cafe & tried the local beer, Kolsch, which they traditionally ...
... the city hall dating back to 1200 although it has been extended twice with different architectural style. It has been rebuilt after being extensively damaged by allied bombing in WWII. The highlight was the Cologne cathedral, which is the second tallest church in Germany, is a magnificent structure. It took 600 years to build, starting in 1260 and not finishing until 1880 (although there was a period of 200 years when no work was done because they ran out of money). Some ...
... while as it felt like 90 degrees out in the blazing sun. As the girls played on the obstacle course and swings, a soccer game developed behind us on what at first glance any American would think was a basketball court. Only upon further inspection do you realize there are no basketball hoops, only metal soccer goal posts behind the large 15' high fenced in court. Sand served as a base for the playground which left two young boys playing there very sandy ...
... We finished the 'marathon' at 5 am and two of my classmates were lost so we stayed an extra two hours after the show trying to find them. The police and medics had no record of them in the drunk tank or hospital so we were forced to leave without them. Luckily they both showed up in one piece, for the most part, later on the same day back in Luxembourg. It was an awesome weekend! :)