My belly is full of good beer and pork from a fun, frenzied weekend spent in Düsseldorf and Cologne, Germany.
I think we had a bit too much fun. Today, I am feeling quite sluggish despite drinking copious amounts of coffee.
Just like last year's "romantic" trip spent in Munich, we celebrated a belated Valentine's Day weekend in Germany with beer and pork. Or maybe it was really just an excuse to get away, meet up with friends and experience Karneval firsthand!
Karneval is a festival that has many names such as Fasching or Fastnacht in Germany. Cologne is well-known for its party scene, and thousands of revelers take to the city streets. Luckily, we met up with two friends who speak German and helped us navigate the scene and city.
Thanks to JT of JT's German Adventure and Meg, we had a blast!
Here are some photos I took while we were out and about celebrating Karneval with the locals. Some of the costumes were really outrageous! But they made for fantastic photos!
Happy Mardi Gras or Karneval wherever you are!
Do you have some favorite people photos from your travels? If so, please share your link when you comment. Thank you!
|Overall, street scene in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Sunday.|
|"Red hot smokers"|
|"Wanted: Blue cowboys"|
|"Three fish in a small pond"|
|"Feathers and eyelashes"|
|Tasty berliner - similar to a jam-filled doughnut.|
|"I heard you the first time!"|
|"Sprinkles and Strawberries"|
|The best for last - This shows my true love for pork!|