The European Wedding trip! - Day ONE!

So excited to be travelling across Europe with my Buddy Graham B for Sevda and Samuel's Wedding in Detmold.
The first leg is a short trip to Cologne or Koln in German.

Ilfracombe to London London to Brussels Brussels to Cologne Cologne to Detmold

Ilfracombe to London
London to Brussels
Brussels to Cologne
Cologne to Detmold

I've got my hand book!

I've got my hand book!

Hillingdon Tube Station

Hillingdon Tube Station

Continental Bier und Cafe!

Continental Bier und Cafe!

Graham at Brussels Station!

Graham at Brussels Station!

Our train from Brussels to Cologne

Our train from Brussels to Cologne

Love the grandeur of city train stations!

Love the grandeur of city train stations!

CURRY WURST!!!!! 

CURRY WURST!!!!! 

WOW WHAT A DAY!
Started off at 8am leaving Ilfracombe for London where I dropped the car off at Mum & Dad's.
Lovely seeing them all be it very briefly.
My first time on a Eurostar and I was very impressed!!! it was very surreal appearing in a different country without having to fly or cross water. In fact not a drop of water was seen. It didn't feel real appearing in France and it wasn't until I saw a van driving on the wrong side of the road I believed it!!!

Within two hours we were in Brussels changing for Cologne and accidentally sat in the first class section. Upon confessing they kindly let us stay!

For the first time since I learned German 20 years ago I have arrived in the country I have always wanted to visit to try out my rusty language skills. I ordered a Curry Wurst and felt a chapter of my life was finally completed after conversing in German - all be it a few sentences!!!

More pics tomorrow of what looks like a beautiful City!