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Dec 10, 2013 - Day 2 in Cologne

We had a very nice breakfast at the hotel where we stayed and then headed out to the Chocolate Factory, which turned out to be very informative and a lot of fun. It's both a museum and a Lindt chocolate factory, so we got a history lesson and we were able to watch the process of making chocolate up close. Near the end of the tour they gave us some free samples which we outstanding! Then we went down to the chocolate store and spent some money. There were a number of different Christmas markets located around and about the city and we...

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Dec 10, 2013 - Koln

Monday, and it was time to leave Strasbourg. I got up early so I could go to the post office and send home some books and stuff I don’t need and lighten the load, then took a taxi to the station. I had one change of trains on the way to Koln, but everything went smoothly. My hotel in Koln is not far from the station, so no taxi needed, and the Cathedral and town center is right by the station also—a good walking town! Since I hadn’t been here before I took a city bus tour. It is good to get the lay of the land, but I can tell I’ll be...

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Dec 10, 2013 - Evening in Cologne

All of us agreed that the most special time in Cologne was in the evening when the lights came on. Charming and magical come to mind when I think back about it. Lots of people out and about, but not overwhelming like it was in Strasbourg, France. We loved it!!

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Dec 9, 2013 - Cologne (Koln), Germany

We are off on day one of a three day trip. We arrived in Cologne, Germany in the mid afternoon. By the time we got settled in at our hotel, Sonata, and got out to explore and stretch our legs after our 2 1/2+ hour trip. The sun was already starting to set. The temperature was dropping too, so we went back to our hotel to regroup and figure out a plan for dinner. We decided to walk towards the waterfront and see if something caught our eye. We found an authentic german restaurant and enjoyed a great meal. With our bellies full and having...

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Nov 16, 2013 - Ian Lewis

Back in Koln, it's very very busy, and the city is packed with tourists, a nice early winter day, sun was out and the police were having their battle with the human statues again, so time to relax back at hotel, and I find a missed call, A sad one, a dear friend passed away this morning, Ian, you will never be forgotten. There was only one of you, a legend, a lovely man. 'You know, whatsit, Noooooo. Betty Bothways'

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Nov 15, 2013 - Weird Wuppertal

An easier day is planned, and a short train train by my usual standards of only 30mins. I am heading North to Wuppertal. This is a city I have always wanted to visit, so felt good to be finally visiting. Getting off the train it's a long tunnel under the station and into the town, I Adam here to travel on the famous Schwebebahn, the oldest suspension railway in the world. Leaving the tunnel I start to look for the railway, and it hits me as I look up, wow it's high. I find a spot where the railways follows the river , a good photo spot and...

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Nov 15, 2013 - Kõln

Back to normality, the sun is out, and time to explore, first point has to The Dom, a very impressive cathedral, and every tourist that comes here takes a picture. It seems to have the usual human statues, I have no interest in these, and neither to the city police, who swooped in and arrested them all, seeing angels in cuffs being heralded away was funny to see. Next point was the Hohenzollernbrücke bridge which carries the railway over the Rhine from Hauptbahnhof. Since 2008 it has become the tradition for lovers to place a padlock with...

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Nov 13, 2013 - Go West

Well more south west to be exact and a three hour journey by ICE, and I am served coffee at my seat in a nice mug, I find time to watch some of the TV I have saved on I player, and feel quite decadent and savvy watching TV and emails while on the move, I watch a 1956 film called The Unknown, for its day quite gruesome, and did people then understand what radioactive material was I wander, the journey is fast smooth, and we are arriving in Koln. After the tranquility of last few days it's madness here with trains and people

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Sep 26, 2013 - Long week!

Well its definitely been a long week at Oktoberfest. Day one we went to the English beer garden which is an outside beer garden next to a body of water where u can rent kayaks etc. Than we went to the Chinese tower show is also an outdoor beer garden. Its kind of crazy, everything is served in glass no matter where u go. A lot of places give charge u a deposit on your glass to make sure it gets returned. For the most part, there aren't bars to go up and get a drink. U have to be at a table for a waitress to serve u. Almost every day we have...

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Europe Fall 2013

Sep 4, 2013 - Competing the German circle

Our tour of southern Germany has now been completed. We are now heading back to the UK for five or six weeks for the required annual vehicle tests (MOTs),dental and other appointments and of course a round of seeing family and friends so the journal may be a bit quiet. Hopefully by mid October we will start heading south to Portugal and Spain for the winter.

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Aug 24, 2013 - Goteburg to Copenhagen to Aachen

What can I say about a day where we spent close to 17 hours either on a train or in a train station! Lots of Kms covered and we are close to our destination. We hope to meet Colin, Rob and Betsy in Maubeuge tomorrow and we are only a few hours away, once we figure out the best route.

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Aug 11, 2013 - Through Cologne

JOSH: Today we went to a place called Köln. At Köln we went to a museum that was used as Gestapo prison. It was interesting, sad, and frightening at the same time. I thought it would only be Jews but it ranged from German to Russian to France and many other countries. It was used to hold people that did not believe in the Nazi way of life. It was very intricate and had English translations on the inscriptions on the walls. There were many stories and comments that were told to us through our audio guides. The downstairs was the holding...

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