After eating breakfast (and frenetically searched for another hotel to stay at) at the hotel and checking out at 11:00 am I walked around the city by myself since the rest of the gang had not arrived just yet. I walked past this farmer’s market and they had so many lovely flowers, fruit and vegetables etc.


My favorite flower of all time, pink peonies ❤




I got to my hotel around 18:00 pm. I took a quick shower and then Philip met me at my hotel. We went to TK Maxx which is the same as TJ Maxx but I don’t know if they have changed their name? We also went to Primark, didn’t think they would have Primark in Cologne but they did. They actually had pretty good shopping.


After doing some shopping we went to a place called L’OSETRIA which was an Italian cuisine restaurant. The food was good but the customer service was not as good as the food.


They had a really cool sign hanging over the kitchen.


When finished eating and waiting like 15 minutes for the check Philip followed me half way back to the hotel and then we said our goodbyes. A really nice evening strolling around in the city.

I brought my Canon 5D Mark III with my 50 mm 1.8 lens since that is my tiniest and lightest one. I was think about bringing all my lenses but since I only had hand bagage it was a little bit to heavy.


Hi and sorry for the no show! I’ve been in Cologne Thursday – Sunday (which is today) so I’ve been busy just having a good time with family and friends and watching two ice hockey games. It was such an awesome atmosphere at LANXESS Arena with more than 18500 people cheering on their teams! I watched the game between Russia – Sweden (3-2) and Germany – Sweden (2-7). I will post more about the trip later but I really had a great time. Good night! X