Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Köln Christmas Markets: part een

Last Saturday Mats and I jumped into a car with Amanda and Dave and drove to Köln. I was surprised to find that it was not a pretty city at all, being almost completely bombed during WW2 most of the cities architecture is from the 1950's so it lacked a lot of the old charm many other large European cities have. But what it did have were some amazing Christmas markets (have I mentioned markets are my favourite thing of all time?), excellent tastes and a pretty good vibe.

I'm sure my body still hasn't recovered from all the delicious beer and market food I stuffed into it - delicious egg nog, yummy (and probably glutenous) potato cakes with apple sauce, currywurst, chili mushroom stroganoff, jalapeno and mango shots, deep fried brie, chocolate coated mandarin pieces and probably many, many more things my brain has conveniently repressed.


John said...

SUCH mooi photos! ps; by january my dutch will be A.ok to discontinue lessons on monday nights-

trivia night; here i come!

Angela said...


And that's awesome news! Can't wait to have you back :)

Invader_Stu said...

It looks great :)

Anonymous said...

Hey,very nice photos!

I'm spending Christmas in Cologne with my girlfiend... looking forward to those markets.

I'm actually on my way (from the Gold Coast) to settling in Amsterdam and starting work in January. I've been enjoying your blog - thanks.


Angela said...

Invader_Stu: It was fun :)

Dwight: Thanks for reading! How exciting for you to be moving here! I hope you love it just as much as I do :)

TBM said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time as well! I love your photos.

We also went to Aachen and the town has a darling old world feel. It's not to far from NL, either :-)

Jase said...

Excellent photos Angela!! I loved Köln. Did you guys climb the cathedral tower? (It's an ideal way of working up an appetite before hitting the Christmas Markets!)