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60 Hours in Cologne

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Cologne, Germany - 3rd September – 6th September

Purge number 1 – as far as spraying my scent all over the globe I’ve got off to a flying start, you quickly realise that all this crap you thought was a great idea was in fact just additional stuff. So, wanting to look like a seasoned traveller I rid myself of the items below, what is not mentioned is the ditching of a significant amount of smelly goods, advice I took from my not so seasoned traveller mates in Cologne. I will run a separate pong blog to run alongside the beard blog……

1 Red LRG T-Shirt - gone
1 North Face Woollen Fleece - gone
1 Grey Thermal Top - gone
1 Levi Jeans - gone
1 Nike Shorts - gone
1 Walking Boots - gone
1 Comforts - gone
1 Metal Bowl - gone
1 Metal Plate - gone
4 Pens - gone
2 Trek Towel - 1 x gone
1 Camel Bak - gone
10 Ear plugs - 5 x gone
1 China Guide Book - gone

Naturally I have replaced the space and weight with some more useful items.

1 x 1kg bag of muesli
A pair of tatty old size 9 Nike trainers from Mark Raby one size too small

I have also managed to leave Mark Raby in a considerably worse state than he was when I arrived and that has absolutely nothing to do with the Absinthe we were drinking at 06:30 on Sunday morning, more to do with the poor immunity that a man made of stick.


Yes, Stick Boy managed to spend 36 hours like a human Catherine Wheel spraying himself all around the apartment with little control of where he sprayed his bile. After a stint in the doctors where he was put on a drip and with a diagnosis of poisoning of the food variety, he was in no fit state “apparently” to take me out to the pub. That’s hospitality for you.

So I took his trainers and went to Berlin.


Article By David Beattie of Rounton Coffee

Posted by beatski 10:10 Archived in Germany Tagged wheel cologne catherine absinthe

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