Settling In Cologne September 16, 2012

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Arrived in cologne on the 16th, so yesterday kinda bleeds into today. After arriving at my hotel at around 3 or 4, I settled down, freshened up, and then spent a good amount of time walking around randomly outside. Went in each direction from my hotel, just to see what’s around.

Took forever deciding on a place to eat. Everything’s so expensive here. Finally got some baked goods from this one place where no one spoke english. I had to write down the menu number just to convey what I wanted, and understanding the “for here or take out?” question took some time.

Spent the rest of the evening catching up on some blogging, since I’ve been out for about a day due to my intensely long journey (two plane rides and two train rides).

Was extremely sleeping at different times today. Took an hour-long nap after getting to my hotel, but aside from that, I forced myself to stay awake so I can jump right into this new day/night cycle.