Monday, 17 January 2011

Tales from a German city.


Although it is not considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Cologne definitely has other things going for it.

Firstly, there are the delightful Christmas markets.

Secondly, it is the place where many crucial moments in modern history took place which makes it really interesting.

And thirdly, the people of Cologne are really lovely.

Traveller noticed this on her first night in Cologne. She had just arrived in Cologne after taking six hours to travel from Brussels by train. The journey should take just over an hour but, due to snow, the train was delayed, very crowded and very slow.

Upon arriving in Cologne, Traveller's dear friend, Co, picked her up and they took the tram. On the tram, they were also experiencing delays due to the heavy snow. If this happened in London, an orchestra of irritation would sound; however, in Cologne, the tram-driver started to make jokes and the people in the train were laughing with each other and it felt like they were in no hurry at all.

This attitude was felt all throughout the city during Traveller's time there: people were willing to help you whenever they could and they were all very jolly. This is T's kind of city!

The other lovely part of visiting Cologne was spending time with Co, Traveller's dear friend from many years ago. We had many late night chats, did some serious shopping and even enjoyed a picnic on her bedroom floor.

Traveller learnt one important lesson while she was away - time is nothing between friends. She feels so lucky to have made friends with people from all over the world.





Jen said...

Sounds like paradise to me!! Just a bit cooler ;-)

Happy Tuesday Darling! xo

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How lovely! Glad you had such a wonderful time :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Sounds like a great time!

AbbieBabble said...

Friendly locals and good friends? That sounds like the perfect trip to me!

Celeste said...

Köln! My boyfriend and I stopped there on our way to Frankfurt from Amsterdam and we climbed the church tower. So amazing (and tiring)!


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