Germany is certainly not lacking in history and castles. A quick search for ‘Germany castles’ will bring up many of the top hits – the classic palaces that Disney films were based off. For me though, the whole journey up to this spot from the walk to the open air, was just such a unique experience, it trumped my visit to Augustusburg Palace!
The Village has recently opened a brand new building as their main exhibit/gift shop/ticket office. It’s a great spot to grab a souvenir from the Island. When you first enter, the exhibit asks ‘mood setting’ questions about home to get you in the immigrant mindset. The text inside the exhibit is in both French and English, and shares a little bit about the story of the Scottish in Scotland, their relationship with the British, and what factors made them come to Nova Scotia.
The ticket office was not “just behind” and the “one stop” was in fact a four minute change, which prompted the woman at the ticket office to raise one eyebrow at me. “Wellll,” she says “four minutes. It is very fast for a change.”
Cologne is a great city to base yourself for a week in Germany. Though the city itself is not known for being beautiful, there are some lovely neighbourhoods. It’s also very conveniently located for lots of great day trips. Here are 6 day trips from Cologne – all no more than 90 minutes away by train.
It was surprisingly difficult to exercise the patience required to wait for the tide to go out completely. And so basically no one did. We all lined up on the beach and as the tide drifted slowly away from shore, we would all inch forward. But of course the tide doesn’t go out linearly, and so quite often a wave would come back, soak the causeway, and dampen everyone’s footwear/ankles/pant legs causing much ruckus. My traveling companion did not find this as amusing as I did.
Most people wouldn’t picture a conference full of United Church musicians as being a particularly .. cool thing to do, but if you’re into choral singing, it truly is a very cool thing.