So we had a really relaxing easy day today. We went to the train station which is huge and almost like a 3 story type shopping mall and had breaky/lunch and walked around a bit. We bought tickets for the train from Paris to Cologne, (pronounced Köln) Germany. The shops in the train station had the most darling little food in them! Little two inch long cream filled eclairs decorated to perfection, chocolate eggs in little cartons that fit in the palm of my hand, and lemon tarts with crimped crusts. You can buy 4 inch pancakes from Starbucks just like you would a cookie or scone in the states.
Another interesting thing we happened upon today as we drank coffee at the station..I noticed a man nicely using the bathroom outside the building which isn’t abnormal here. Since you have to pay to use public toilets it seems like the street pee-ers are more rampant. Anyways so we continue chatting and a little bit later one of the guys is like hey there’s another guy using that same spot! So we got to looking closer and we were actually witnessing the use of an outdoor urinal. There are concrete type spots along the wall you just step from the alley to and face the wall while the buses go by 3 feet behind you. Well we were stunned. And of course Morgan and Ja went and tried it out while I questioned my life.
Also we haven’t seen one pickup here. Only cars or vans. If they need a crane they just put it on the back of the van.
We had a 4 hour train ride to cologne with beautiful scenery and lots of trees. Reminds me of Michigan❤ We ate when we got into the station…half a chicken with fries and a little cup of coke with some “freshening cloths” that come on your fast food tray. Step it up McDonalds. Haha.
We found our way to the hostel on a busy little street in cologne. We are sharing our 4 bunk room with a man who makes me nervous but hey welcome to hostel life. Thank goodness I have Morgan & Ja here. Anyways the guys went and picked up food and we made spaghetti and pizza and veggies in the common room for supper. We all got full really fast and then we figured we ate our 3 meals every four hours so no wander we were so full. We get hungry at weird times like in the night here but suppertime in Cali. We hung out here this evening cuz its cold and rainy outside. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and 53 so that will be a nice change. Nite.🌙