Sunday, March 25, 2012

Koln, Germany

Im extremely behind on my travel updates. Way back in December we took a little road trip up to Cologne, or Koln as it's known here in Germany. (Yes, Im just now getting around to blogging about this!) We'd never been before and wanted to see the town as well as their many Christmas markets. It was M's first road trip and she did really well. The car ride home sucked, but at least she was good while we were there. 

We stayed at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel. We were very impressed with the hotel. It was very international, clean, everyone spoke English and the bar made a very tasty pineapple mojito. We had a corner room and it was a bit cramped with the three of us plus all of the baby crap we have to haul around when we go anywhere, but it was nice. I was disappointed that there were only three English speaking TV channels. Breakfast was an outrageous 25 euro/person, so we skipped that and instead ate at the Starbucks down the street. 

We loved Cologne. It is a beautiful, vibrant city full of international flair. As with any city we travel to, we were most concerned with the food. Your taste buds will be satisfied whether you want Brazilian, Japanese or even New Orleans Cajun. They have it all. On our first night, we went to a local restaurant called Pfaffgen that brews its own beer. The beer was so delicious and the food was artery clogging good. We ate at a Portuguese restaurant on our last night. Amazing tapas and beer. 









cute trash cans





Great locally brewed beer

"What killed Elvis"- J

A little taste of home....


Finally found some good sushi!













We had a great time and would love to go back in WARMER weather! =) 

7 comments:

Chantal said...

So pretty!

Jamie said...

Looks amazing!

Jenn said...

Wow! Great photos! Looks like such a fun time! That trashcan is hilarious. And the Elvis dinner- was that really thick bacon?!

Becca said...

Ummmm...Okay. Way to take (and share) amazing travel pics and skip out on the captioning :) Loved that you got a little taste of home, too :)

Angela Noelle said...

I cannot wait for Christmas markets!!!

Amanda said...

Wow! So pretty! I love Christmas Markets!

Alexandra said...

WOW! Very beautiful pictures. I hope one day we get stationed over in Germany.