18/07/2016

A Weekend in Cologne; exploring the food markets

With my passport in one hand and an overstuffed case in the other, I joined the FABulous Lucy from Lucy Loves for an early morning trip to Manchester airport; final destination: Cologne. Arriving at the hotel with a few hours to spare before the Essence Cosmetics event (the reason we were flown out to Germany and something I can’t wait to tell you about) we dropped our bags in the room, had a nosey around the hotel and headed out to explore…
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Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-001Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-003Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-004Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-005We stumbled across a food market (just a stones throw from the hotel) with some of the other gals. We wandered from stall to stall, taking the local delicacies for a spin and sampling the rather alcoholic moonshine on offer. On the banks of the River Rhine, there where plenty of people pottering about. I adore being part of the hustle and bustle of a new city, stumbling along with my very limited German (I’m talking yes and no, thank you and auf wiedersehen).
Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-006Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-002Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-007Mixed amongst the food and drink, we found abso beaut wild flower arrangements (so instagram-able) before being tempted by some yummy caramel candies and cheese that was so pretty it gave me a complex.
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Cologne-food-markets-travel-blog-009Intrigued by a food van that claimed Jamie Oliver was a fan, I plumped for the Poutine which wasn’t exactly like the Canadian dish.. it came with BBQ sauce rather than gravy but after an early flight and a few hours strolling around, it was much needed and rather blooming lovely. As we began to head back to the hotel, we each grabbed a Fanta Klassic and said cheers to the start of a fabulous weekend.

Have you ever visited Cologne? I’ll be sharing more posts about my trip very soon. Head to my Instagram for a sneak peek. In need of some city break style inspo? Check out my weekend chic outfit

Love Lucinda xx
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4 responses to “A Weekend in Cologne; exploring the food markets”

  1. Wow all that food looks amazing! And what is that cheese?!! Glad you had a fab weekend, I visited Cologne a few years ago and thought it was lovely.
    Dei xx
    http://www.sunnydei.com

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  3. […] food The first thing that stands out to me is the food markets (which you can read more about here). We sampled loads of delicious bites and came across so weird and wonderful items on offer. There […]

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A faux-ginger, gin drinking, digital marketing gal with a thing for food styling. That was basically my old Tinder bio... Living in Leeds, I'm forever heading out for dinner, buying too many clothes, spending 50% of my money on ubers and, as of now, putting my stamp on my new apartment!