Summer Holiday 2019 – Part the Sixth

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    Schloß Drachenburg

    A few km south of Köln, lies Königswinter, and up a hill, reached by funicular railway, is Schlöß Drachenburg, a castle which is not a castle, a folly, containing fireplaces which are not fireplaces (central heating) and a pipe organ that’s not a pipe organ (tape recorder).

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    Categories: Cologne, Holiday

    Summer Holiday 2019 – Part the First

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    Arrival

    Please be aware there will be mention of alcohol later in this post, though not extensive. Should that be a problem, I suggest care while reading.

    We left a rainy home at about nine in the morning. Well, to be fair the rain had stopped so we didn’t have to lug cases in the wet, but it was still in the air and well, hot and muggy. Luck held though as the taxi met the train with about three minutes to spare and we were aboard before the rain came back.

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    Categories: Brussels, Holiday

    Planning for Bruxelles

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    Well, it’s that time of year again when we plan a trip abroad. This year, it’ll be Bruxelles and Köln by Eurostar. It might be the last time we get to visit Europe before the insanity of Brexit gets in the way and causes problems for everyone. I should say we’re lucky for the delays, or else there might already be visa checks and other such nonsense.

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    Categories: Brussels, Cologne, Holiday