Killing time in many different places and an overnight train

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the dome

So we had to check out of our hostel at 10am but our overnight train to Krakow didn't leave until 10pm. That was a long day. We didn't know what to do in Cologne because we weren't planning on coming here so we just took our bags with us to the train station and put them in storage. The baggage storage there is so messed up! We're still confused about it.

Then we decided to do the one and only thing we knew was in Cologne, the Kolner Dome. So we sat on the steps for a while, took a bunch of photos and then went inside. We walked around it for a while, its huge! Then we sat down on inside and started killing time. We sat in the dome for probably about 2 hours. We played the movie game...pick a movie then let the other person guess.

on the steps of the dome
It was a good way to kill time.

Then we moved to Starbucks where we sat there for, no lie, 4 hours. We wrote in our journals, had sudoku races, napped. Then we moved somewhere else for dinner before going to our platform. Probably the biggest waste of a day ever. But we learned something about ourselves..we are very good at killing time.

The overnighter was interesting. I wasn't feeling well at one point so I was in the bathroom and someone knocked on the door and said something in Polish and I said 'one minute' and the knocked again and said more polish and grumbled and got out..it was 2 police officers asking for my passport. Fun. And that whole ride I maybe got one hour of sleep. Yay for overnight trains..

city rating number 11

COLOGNE
2/2 Hostel
1/2 People
0.5/2 Nightlife
1/2 Sites
1/2 Weather
+1 BONUS for awesome shower
6.5/10

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the dome
the dome
on the steps of the dome
on the steps of the dome
more dome
more dome
inside the dome
inside the dome
playing the movie game..starts wit…
playing the movie game..starts wi…
in the dome
in the dome
lori sleeping against a window
lori sleeping against a window
getting ready for the over night t…
getting ready for the over night …
putting our bags up
putting our bags up
Cologne
photo by: lauro