Travel Blogs from Cologne
... and Kiwis, however I'm yet to really warm to this tour thing, I'm sure I will enjoy the sights and experiences, but maybe not some of our fellow travellers who keep asking mundane questions and seem to have no ability to think for themselves. We are off to a dinner tonight which will be a great opportunity to get to know some of the peeps on the tour better and hopefully make a few friends. With that in mind, I better have a shower and tidy up, until next time, Guten abend from ...
After the easy going tour yesterday, today I had to work hard. Coming from the Rur valley I crossed over to the Rhine. The landscape was open and slightly going up and down with in the distance the constantly threatening Eifel.
The maker of this route has clearly made a choice for the more easy northern area.
Nevertheless in combination with the heat (>30C) made the day challenging ! But I'm not in the position to complain ! Yes my butt ...
... view across and long the river, probably the best view was when I suddenly realised the cable car was hanging over a nudist pool, with my eyes not being the best I saw one topless woman then glanced across and realised everyone was wearing same coloured bathers nothing!!! Right next door was another pool with people in bathers! After the cable cars we walked through the botanical ...
Didn't see to much of Germany, although we did follow the Rhine River for some time. TThey tell me that they call the River Cruises, such as the Rhine River cruise as ABC cruises (Another Bloody Castle cruise). Now we know why. Between driving along the Rhine and cruising the Rhine there was a castle around every ...
... We walked around and saw people inside, so headed for the ticket office. It was actually just very run down on the outside and there is construction work just inside the gate.
This zoo was really interesting, as I got to see animals I had never seen in the flesh, a lot of the animals enclosures included the old cage and the new enclosure. This was very educational to see how the treatment of these animals has changed.
One enclosure that stopped us ...
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