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... for a table and having two beers and leaving for the next pub. Home at 10:30 or the ship leaves!! We had our friends Carol and Rob in our group so that made it fun. It was so loud everywhere we couldn't hear the guide. All the locals were so young and we looked like a group of fish out of water...or beer, as it were...We should have gone back to Papa Joe's and just listened to the fake musicians and soccer fans! ...
... 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 ...
... will never be finished because of the magnitude of the maintenance task - in fact two sides had scaffolding up to support the ongoing maintenance program. It's front facade covers 750 sq metres and has 10,000 sq metres of lead light windows. It suffered 14 direct bomb hits during the war but was rebuilt. We declined the invitation the climb the 560 steps for what is reported as breathtaking views from the southern spire. I expect the climb up is more breathtaking than the ...
... raised eyebrows. As it turns out, my host is driving to Cologne, and agrees to drop me off at the Cathedral, in the center of town. I thank him profusely, offer to pay (declined), and we spend the rest of the 3-hour trip discussing fishing, and life on a fishing boat.
Arriving in Cologne mid-morning, I can see that the day is going to be complicated. It's Pentecost, "Corpus Christi" in Cologne, the day of celebration of the blood and body of Jesus Christ. The square ...
... general conversation and just had such an awesome time. Everyone was so incredibly welcoming; to be welcomed into essentially a stranger's home and be treated like a family member (albeit an illiterate one) was just so lovely and so humbling. Such beautiful people.
So today I'm hanging. So needless to say, when uncle Leslie drove me to the station in his customised Aston Martin at 180 MILES PER HOUR this morning, I very nearly lost my ****. He is such ...