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Dusseldorf, Germany

Sun17th & Mon 18th Oct. Dusseldorf, Germany.
Sunday found us having a huge sleep in due to the fact that we were up till about 3.30 in the morning from the night before. It called for a very quiet day of movies and me trying to buy food for Pete and I, by myself, from non-English and speaking, but very lovely German people. Sunday night we went out for dinner with Alex and Maggie to the restaurant Alex’s Dad is a chef at. The food was insanely good. Mushroom and potato soup with truffle oil, followed by herb and hazelnut crusted lamb that just melt in our mouths. We heard later that the table behind where Pete and I were sitting were laughing our attempts to try and speak German. I think we’ll leave that to the experts.

Monday we took the train into Koln, a nearby city to have a nosey and to look at the Dom, a huge gothic church that is way old. This thing is massive and reminded me so much of the Arc de triumph (excuse the spelling) in Spain with its tips touching the heavens. It had gorgeous stained glass and the most unique that I have seen so far too. It took over 2 years to build it and is well looked after.
After the Dom us girls and boys separated. Alex wanted to show Pete a really big music store so Maggie and I had a look around the area. It’s a big shopping village there so we had a window shop but I really can’t do it with no chance of being able to by anything. What if I find an amazingly good deal?! I have absolutely no where to put it!! But we found another pretty little church and a building with an ice cream cone sticking out of it. When we all met up again I think Pete had the same problem window shopping ashe wanted a few things fromn the music shop. He made up for it by buying a sausage!

That night we went to Alex’s parents home for dinner, where we met his Dad and Maggies Mum and sister. They practised their English on us and we made them laugh with our attempts at German. It was pretty neat, Alex’s Dad hadn’t spoken English for 30 years before we arrived and he could hold a conversation with us. Again the food was amazing and again I ate too much, but it was so nice to meet who our friends belong to and share an evening. It was a great ending to a brilliant few days and Germeny is great!! Pete tried 5 different types of sausage so you can't really complain about that!!! Thanks to Maggie and Alex for all your effort in making it a great few days (even if you did make me drink sambucca and forget stuff!) xxx

Next stop Paris, the city of romance, take care! Love Us xx

permalink written by  Pete+Rochelle on October 21, 2010 from Dusseldorf, Germany
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I love this, you look like your having a fantastic time & why would'nt you! Miss you both......xxxxx

permalink written by  Merilyn Soutter on October 25, 2010

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