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FINALLY - feeling like my old self!! I thought I was losing it!! We had a nice dinner last night - it was the chef's farewell dinner...7 courses...luckily they are not into huge portions, but we thought the 5th course was the main course...the staff is so diverse and they all have their own story, and they want to tell their story, which is nice and a little to personal sometimes...I guess that is a fine ...
... 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 ...
... course, so we arrived early and settled in to the Jugendherberge (youth hostel), then walked to the Landtag Government building and had a tour around the main conference room, where many important government talks and discussions take place. In the evening we went for food in the Altstadt (old part of town) and then went for drinks. That morning had been the beginning of Karneval (carnival), so there were many very merry, dressed-up people in the ...
... homesick for familiar foods and beverages. Even the water here is different. They like their carbonation and drinks sans ice. I'm looking forward to challenging myself to experience new things! Here's to a new adventure! Auf wiedersehen for now ...