Mercure Hotel Koln Belfortstrasse
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- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Swimming pool
- Breakfast Available
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... our ship is docked so we walked a bit and were in the shopping/pedestrian district and we just meandered around for a few hours. I bought some shoes I wanted to buy before we left so that was nice. We had a little misty rain but nothing too bad. I had my hair in waves so that made it an afro - oh well - no one seemed to notice!! We ended up at the cathedral. It is just so amazing. We didn't go inside but ...
... tall narrow glasses, starting at 200ml - unlike their Bavarian cousins who start at 500ml!!
Before dinner we had a farewell Captains Cocktail Party on board followed by a Farewell Captain's Dinner (a 5 star 5 course dinner to die for). Afterwards there was a dance party in the lounge and membes of the crew joined in - great fun, & a few sore heads in the morning (not mentioning any names ...
... 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 ...
... not pronounce his name.
Evan must have been watching an original Michael Palin's Around the World, the advice given to Palin by Alan Wicker from Wickers World was not to attempt the local lingo, and just keep speaking English louder and louder until they get someone who understands. Thankfully only the young children don't speak anything other than Dutch, probably because we imagine them ...
... of the black smoke of the fires which destroyed the city in the latter part of the pre mentioned war. The inside decorations are also exquisite including the stained glass windows as well as the floor mosaics (pictures). Commenting from an ecclesiastical point of view, the whole thing was quite sickening as this was supposed to house some bones of the 'three wise men '. There were sectioned off areas containing the stone coffins of who knows who and it seems the decorations ...