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Cologne: Calm, Cool & Collected

By on October 14, 2014

I have to admit I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the tour at the Westfalia factory. I’m not particularly car-keen, but being able to watch the fiberglass workers and the installation experts was pretty interesting.

We stopped back through Essen, because my hubby had forgotten his camera battery charger there. Slightly important to a videographer. Grin. We then made our way to Koln, where we both had friends we could visit.

2014-10-10 09.45.01I’d been to Koln once, years ago, for a week. I remember it as a sleepy college town with a detailed church. This time around, I enjoyed it even more. It’s got some really interesting architecture; the pace isn’t too manic or subdued; and we were able to find a place on the river with WiFi and a plug.

We parked next to a transport barge and within a short time Armando and the Dutch captain had bonded and we had electricity.

The free WiFi was for the riverfront, and even though the speed of the connection would make a sloth look energized, we were really happy with our spot in Koln.

2014-10-11 18.41.16It was refreshing and interesting for me to visit an old friend of mine from the CZ, Debra. You know how sometimes you meet someone, years later, and they’re completely different? That wasn’t her, at all.

We had some fantastic conversations- I guess I do get homesick for people who ‘get’ me.

Armando met a friend of his from Bulgaria, Dani, and seemed to enjoy the chat.

We’re now gearing up for an intensive drive from here to Milan. It’ll be a little strange revisiting- it’s been nearly a year since we left. It will be great seeing everyone again, though, and we’re both looking forward to it.

Cologne, it’s been swell. Thanks much. We’ll be in touch soon, M, A & Mork

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