Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Christmas in Cologne-on-Thames
I penned a short piece a few days ago about a trip to Cologne to visit the traditional Christmas markets. Imagine my surprise to find a smattering of stalls along the South Bank, near my office at Waterloo, under the banner of Cologne Christmas market. Need I have bothered to take the long train journey to the real thing? Sadly for those who may be flocking e'en now to partake of yuletide delights by the London Eye, my journey was indeed worth while. To see the Bratwurst (sausage in a bun to you) offered at £5 when I was charged but €2.5 in Cologne - well, need I say more?