Saturday, July 09, 2005

Day 11 - Finished off Harlem

We wished we were able to spend more time here but we will do it next time. We had breakfast with the owner of the B&B and enjoyed a lengthy conversation about Americans and Europeans and their diiferences. Turns out the average work week in 30ish hours, not bad. Home prices are high here too. Typical travelling consists of camping! Awesome. They live longer, work less, have way more vacation, do more outdoor activities and appear to be pretty relaxed We had to check out early so we had to carry our packs wiht us while touring the city. Mid day we left for Koln (2.5 hour train ride) and arrived in the rain at 10:30. Asked a bartender for a phone and he ended up calling a B&B for us! To old Germans picked us up 30 minutes later and bruoght us to their house/hotel. They didn't speak a lick of English. It was just one big game of sheraids (?) it was pretty funny. The rooms were incredible. By far the nicest we hsve stayed in for 47 Euro (55 bucks).