Ever since I built my first pin-hole camera, trees were one of my all time favourite subjects and so why would I expect my photos from the recent tour of the German Christmas Markets not to have an abundant of them is beyond me. As I sort and examine over 1,000 photos taken on the 11 day tour, I figured it was only right to share my favourite 3 that have been all dressed up for the holiday season.
Cologne Christmas Market Beauty
All Dressed Up for the Cologne Christmas Market
The Beauty On The Streets of Baden-Baden
Categories: GERMANY, germany: baden-baden, germany: cologne
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When you travel, there comes a time in every girl’s life where she’s faced with the dilemma of sharing the room with a someone who makes you want to rip your ears off and stomp on them in the middle of the night. Yes, I’m talking about the snorer of all snorers! When it’s someone you know and care about, it’s one thing but if it’s a complete stranger you’ve been assigned to share a room with – well that’s a whole other kettle of fish! Granted, they may not be able to help this condition but at the same time how am I at fault because I decided to pay a pretty penny to join a tour group and made the unfortunate mistake of booking at the same time as the said person.
To be completely honest, upon meeting each other, the person in question confessed that she was a snorer and had brought along earplugs to whoever wanted them. We laughed it off and let her know that everyone snores once in a while but when day turned to night, we finally understood what she was getting at. There’s snoring and then there was what we encountered when this lovely lady fell asleep. It was a constant roaring of a jet engine that didn’t stop and possibly got louder as the night progressed. It continued as she moved in her sleep from her back to her side and back again. It drowned out the constant banging on the wall from the people next door and almost blocked the sound of the people knocking on our door at 4am. It could be heard through my headphones while I had music blaring and allowed me to grab my iPod in the middle of the night with the swiftness of a ninja as my movements were left undetected by the others due to the engine that was revving up in our room. There was no stopping it and there was no sleep for the rest of us.
After 2 nights, I had made the decision that enough was enough. It was either me or her and I decided that it was high time to bail like a man the morning after when the beer goggles had worn out. No hard feelings but this was an act of self-preservation and if our next stop offered nothing more than a peaceful night’s sleep than I was in pure heaven.
Categories: GERMANY, germany: cologne
Tags: canadians working abroad, canadians working overseas, dorms, Earplug, Festive Escape, Hostel, room share, Snoring, SWAP, Topdeck, tour, travel, Travel and Tourism, travel blog, Travelogues, working abroad, working overseas