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Today we got up and had breakfast. It was the typical hostel/hotel breakfast.
Once we ate we went on the tourism hop on hop of tour. The information was pretty dull for a roman city with so many UNESCO sites.
We went to the amphitheatre which was pretty cool. There was the big fighting ring and the gladiator's cells which were tiny.
We also went to the hop ...
Sunday 21st September 2014
Today we got up and went checked out. I spoke to Pat for a good half an hour because it was my birthday. It was nice.
We went and got some pastries for breakfast and then hopped onto the train to Treir. It was delayed. Out second train was also delayed. This was due to a small landslide where rocks has fallen on the tracks. So instead of two trains and a 2 ...
... Belgian Army at age 17, eventually becoming a paratrooper. He enlisted, he said, so we could help make the Germans pay for what they had done to his country. Instead, he fell in love with a German girl. He said that what he learned as a Belgian soldier in occupied Germany was that people are the same. He had imagined the Germans being a wicked, evil people. But he found they were like the people he knew at home, except perhaps more disciplined.
All this was ...
... silhouette of the architectural ensemble of the Hauptmarkt Platz or Grand Market Place which arises in all its splendour, a vision of absolute beauty !
Later one, while sitting at a terrace enjoying a pint of beer, I looked at a postcard which said above a picture of the Hauptmarkt Platz "Trier Deutschlands älteste und schönste stadt", "Trier, Germany's oldest and prettiest town", and in my own humble opinion, it most certainly is.
Site seeing, shopping, food, beautiful day! Welcome to Trier (from my orientation map) The Roman city of Trier acquired its North Gate in conjunction with the construction of a city wall (160 - 200 AD) measuring more than 6km. It has been known since the Middle Ages as the Porta Nigra or "Black Gate" after small organisms darkened the surface of white ...