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This morning we were up at 6 am for our second day of the tour.  Breakfast was the same as yesterday, but somehow being in Europe made it taste better.  Today we will be on the bus to Germany. 

The autobaun is fast, except that there is no speed limit and drivers follow the “slower traffic keep right” rule, very unlike the California freeways I am used to.  Here the cars in the fast lane are going fast and not trying to pass on the right.

We spent quite awhile at the buses highest speed (they have speed limiters) before stopping at a gas and convenience store for a chance to stretch our legs and buy a snack.  We ended up with a Coke but it hadn’t been in the cooler long enough (we like very cold).

Our first stop is in Koln, Germany where we get an hour to eat lunch and make a quick visit to the amazingly beautiful Gothic Cathedral.  Our bus parks temporarily just across the street from the Cathedral, and a local McDonald’s, deli/bakery.  Let me tell you, one hour just isn’t enough time to get a good thorough look at the Cathedral, eat lunch and visit the only comfort station around, but we did our best.

What is the smallest you have ever felt?  Walk into this cathedral and look up.

joseph98 says:
The Cathedral is simply staggering: a man made wonder. It's possibly the best I've ever been in, alongside St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Posted on: Oct 05, 2013
Hummingbird says:
It does indeed get dangerous, and they do it here in California alot too!
Posted on: Mar 31, 2013
missandrea81 says:
Great observation about the driving differences. At least in Virginia there are laws against passing on the right, but nobody listens. I think it makes for dangerous driving when you have to watch for cars passing on both sides.
Posted on: Mar 31, 2013
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You can see the Cathedral and the …
You can see the Cathedral and the…
The spires of the cathedral in Koln
The spires of the cathedral in Koln
It made you feel very small
It made you feel very small
The interior was huge
The interior was huge
And great stained glass windows
And great stained glass windows
The spire from up close.
The spire from up close.
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