Category Archives: Köln

Hector Bounces Back – Day 2 – Köln, still

Breakfast of Champions Having been treated like Royalty at Ganesha I tried to make the Rendezvous at Gaffel, Alter Markt. No sign of anyone, yet Neil texted to say he was there. Who sits Inside through the Back at Gaffel? … Continue reading

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Hector Bounces Back – Day 1 – Köln

How does One get out of an Ibis from the Sixth Floor, with Luggage, when both elevators are constantly full? Ten Minutes or more were lost here. Where is the entrance to Brouckere Tram Stop? The exit is clear. I … Continue reading

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Köln – Weihnachtsmarkt – Tag 1

Amsterdam bore no resemblance to my first ever visit back in 1964. Then everything was Frozen, this morning everything was Soaking. The ICE was waiting for Hector on Platform 2. Lord Clive and Lady Maggie were travelling #1, Hector was … Continue reading

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The Lone Diner in Köln

Cologne Alone The day began with a visit to the excellent Saturn music shop before a very bog standard Curry at the award winning Kamasutra. Jonathan was driving to Rotterdam, Steve and Juliet had to find their way back to … Continue reading

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Enough of Köln, we need a trip to Düsseldorf

By the time Hector had made his pilgrimage to the Indien Curry Basmati House, the Chaps had signalled that they were leaving the Gluhwein stands in Heumarkt and were heading to Mühlen. Hector was well late. Actually I was ensuring … Continue reading

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A Day at the Köln Weinachtsmarkt

 The Curry-Heute at Restaurant Bombay was a perfect start to the day.  Arriving bang on the rendezvous time of 13.00 at the Alter Markt, Steve and Juliet were already enjoying their first  Glühwein of the day at the stall opposite … Continue reading

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Three Nights in Köln, The Arrival

Hector is on vacation The Köln Weinachtsmarkt has become a ritual way to end the longest of terms.  A dash to Edinburgh Airport was required to catch the 17.10 flight to Köln-Bonn Flughafen.  For reasons best know to Mr Stelios, … Continue reading

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Köln – “Dä längste Desch vun Kölle”

Breakfast was around 09.30, well Hector was there at that time.  Clive and Maggie turned up later.  Our train north left Traben-Trarbach at 10.40, no problem.  Changing at Bullay and Koblenz, this would get us to Köln around 14.00, perfect. … Continue reading

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Kölsch at Steve’s Command

It was Steve who spotted the possibility of a two affordable nights in Köln courtesy of Mr Stelios. The problem was the timing of the flight, could we get from Helensburgh to Edinburgh Airport in time? With the ever dutiful … Continue reading

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