Hotel Haus Hillesheim
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... like! This is deemed ok as just about every car seems to either a Porsche, BMW or Mercedes. Even the taxis are Mercs. Our destination for the night was Cologne - and they are very proud of their 4711 fragrance. A bit weird...but we had a look in a saucepan shop and they also sell the fragrance amongst the pots pans and knives.
We visited the amazing cathedral in Cologne which is a massive weather beaten gothic hulk. This cathedral has ...
... so strong the just keep head downstream while they are sideways. I went up into the Rheinturm (Rhine tower) and from up there I could see the whole city, so there was no need I explore after that which was good. I went for a little skate at the most random skatepark I've ever seen, conveniently placed next to the tram stop so when ever you stack the board goes straight on the track- thought Germans were meant to be smart. -_- Then I eventually worked out the tram ...
... and parades take place. After spending over an hour in the costume store on Thursday afternoon trying to find costumes and debating on how "all out" we needed to go, we ended up leaving the store with only a few hats and accessories... Big MISTAKE on our part.. Little did we know, that everyone aged 1-80 would be in costume that weekend..
We started the celebrations on Saturday in Bonn, Germany, a small town about 30 minutes outside of Cologne (because that is ...
Carnival is huge in this part of Europe - well all over Europe for that matter. In Maastricht, Carnival appeals to a slightly older crowd. Here, it's much more about the tradition of the celebration. It starts on Sunday, with a parade from the train station into the main square, the Vrijthof, at 10:33. Why that specific of a time, I have no idea. In the Vrijthof, a very large, wooden woman is hoisted above the crowd and left there for the ...
... friends, to go anywhere...where I only know 1 person? Was it really worth it? Of course Crissy! No doubt about that! You wanted it, explore the world around you...as long I was young I promised myself to go to New Zealand and visit Sanne Kleven, my friend from Holland who moved eight years ago to New Zealand! Yes I was damn sure about ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed