36 hours in Cologne!



Last Friday, I woke up at the crack of dawn. Actually, the crack of 3.50am, which is so much earlier than dawn I did consider whether it’d be better to just stay awake all night rather than have to haul myself out of bed in the middle of the night! Take note of what my eyeballs at the very start of the video for mega lols. I pretty much look like one of those white bunnies with the pink eyes! But, it was all for good reason!

I was heading off to Cologne for a whirlwind trip, courtesy of Marriott hotels. I hadn’t realised until this trip that Marriott have a vast range of hotel brands and chains that fall under their umbrella, from Ritz Carlton, Renaissance, Courtyard, and the Marriott hotels themselves. Marriott recently launched their 1000th Courtyard hotel, and so invited me and a handful of other bloggers and Instagrammers out to Cologne to celebrate with them! It was such a lovely trip- so fun to explore a new city I’d never been to before, so fun to meet bloggers and Instagrammers and so many other creative and professional people, so fun to travel solo (even though I’m totally terrified of flying and my heart beats like crazy the whole time we’re in the air!). I’m can’t even begin to express how grateful for the experiences this blog sends my way, really and truly.

Whilst in Cologne I was a mad camera lady- Instagram-ing, shooting photos with my proper camera for my blog, and vlogging for my YouTube channel too! My photo diary from the city will be up tomorrow, but today, you’ve got me in video form instead!

I’ve said before that this whole YouTube lark is still very much a work in progress for me, but I hope you enjoy watching the results of me learning on the job! Do let me know if there’s any specific type of video you’d like to see on my channel, and to stay tuned, click through to subscribe to Cider with Rosie on YouTube!

I’ll be back tomorrow with photos, but in the meantime, hope you enjoy my shaky video camera-work! ;)

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  • Fruzs

    Loved every bit of it! Twitter does not allow for long comments but Germans are so good at breakfast! When we were living in Paris and Brussels with my parents we often came home to Budapest by car and stopped at Altdorf, a beautiful small town. Every morning a wonderful breakfast was waiting for us! I shared two pictures with you on twitter :) not the best quality since I had to resize it but you’ll see!

  • http://www.scarletscorchdroppers.com Jennie

    I loved watching this vlog :) My Grandma grew up very close to Cologne, so we’ve been a few times to visit relatives there, and its such a lovely city. If you wanted to go back, the Christmas markets are magical! All the squares fill up with gorgeous little stalls, and you can wander around sipping on warm gluhwein, and nibbling on all the delicious food. Just so Christmassy :)

    Jennie // Scarletscorchdroppers


  • Izzy

    Looks like such cool trip x


  • Anna

    I went to Cologne some years ago and absolutely loved it!! It’s such a cool city :) loved your vlog


  • Brooke

    What a whirlwind trip! Cologne looks beautiful and I absolutely enjoyed every bit of your vlog. I’m a bit sad that I didn’t make it to Germany when I lived in England and was closer, but I’ll get there someday!

  • http://www.brittonloves.co.uk Lauren S

    That’s such an amazing opportunity Rosie, and I’ve just started YouTube too so I get what you mean with learning all the skills etc! Cologne looks so beautiful, I always forget about Germany’s varied culture so it’s lovely to see it on the blog

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Pili G

    This is such a great post! 36 hours in a city sounds like a lot of fun and tiring! Seems like you had fun!



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  • http://mascara-and-maltesers.blogspot.co.uk/ Annabel

    Lovely vlog, and I can’t wait to see your photo diary too. Major travel envy over here!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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