Day 9: Trier, Koblenz, Frankfurt – Europe 2012


Ever since I’ve been on vacation, I’ve lost track of the day of the week.  I woke up realizing it is Sunday, and that stores aren’t open!  What were we going to do?  I’m so used to being in Toronto, where we can get anything we want, whenever we want, so our touring continued today throughout Germany in what looked like a ghost town.

We left our hotel in Luxembourg, and made our way towards Trier – one of the oldest towns in Germany.  We walked around the Ghost-town – acting like “Peeping Toms” in store windows – and visiting some of their landmarks including the Porta Nigra.  It was a cloudy and rainy day, so that put a damper on some of our exploration plans.

After, we transferred over to Koblenz, between Bonn and Frankfurt.  We walked along the dockside, and visited the remnants of the Berlin Wall.  I had a desire to explore some of their local food, so we stopped into a local restaurant where we had their speciality – Braised pig shank over sautéed sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.  Included with a pint of beer, the meal was only 10,50€.  A steal in my opinion.

The rest of the day was spent driving back to Frankfurt, where we spent some time in their old town, grabbing some good eats and browsing their cafes, before heading back to the Sheraton.

We head back to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport tomorrow afternoon for our flight back to Toronto, connecting through Philadelphia; and marks the end of my vacation!  It was a blast, and I plan on doing some reflecting on my 12-HOUR journey home tomorrow.  Sigh.  Stay tuned for the blog post!

For now, I’m turning in for the evening for a long day ahead.  Ciao for now!


About Winston Sih

Winston is currently the Digital Media Producer-Correspondent for City television stations across Canada, producing content for the network’s digital properties including Breakfast Television, Cityline, CityNews and Entertainment City. He is also an on-air correspondent for the network’s in-house productions where he can be seen reporting on the latest social news and trends.