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Matt and I headed off to the Koelner Zoo on the metro. It was lovely: very green, glass exclosures. There was a big family of elephants (about 16), 3 hippos who were having fun in the water and making loud noises and showing off their large teeth. Matt loved the orangatangs (the babies were playing) and the cheetahs (who were prowling up and down). A flock of flaming pink flamingo's and long legged ducks.
Tony and H went to the National Socialist ...
... twice, but it was impressive none the less. Much was underground by gas light. Thee caves were actually quarry caves where the limestone was removed by farmers and used in local buildings and also the Church domes. This tour was also by gas light and our guide left us in the darkness for a few moments just to experience true darkness. Although we only walked for 1 hour in the cave system it's ...
... forest and the picnic tables and chairs were still damp from dew at midday. So we had our picnic on a covered bench on the boardwalk that was setup with interactive displays for people to learn about the forest. Needless to say there were lot's of passers by but only one older lady who was delighted to see us having a picnic and bottle of red wine (with colourful plastic cups). She said something in rapid German and was able to understand my feeble attempt to tell her I can ...
... t seen before. The cafe onsite uses the produce from the gardens in their food. Unfortunately I only found this out after we had currywurst at the reconstructed 1960s pub. Don't think I'll have currywurst again, it's not bad but it wasn't good either. Stables and barnyards had animals. Karen was showing some of the German kids how to feed the horses and cows grass while their parents stood back and watched, obviously not prepared to get their hands dirty and slobbered on as she ...
... keeping warm and tossing coins into the washing machine and dryer. Should now last us for the duration. We've got free Wifi (a bit flaky) to keep us company tonight, so this missive may well get dispatched promptly. Spa will be remembered for the noise - fire engines, ambulances, and police cars all racing about. We never did find out what was going on. Mileage: ...
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