today went to trier n cochem by the moselle river..had to wake up at like 3.30am to catch an early train cos trier is bout 5 hrs away.. but it's like all was worth it..in the morning reached koln at like 6.15 or so..and had my breakfast there...at the station before we headed to koblenz for another change..cos it was early we went to have coffee at macdonalds' the macdonalds' here look great..even the paper cup..hahah.. then it was off to trier..the weather wasn't very good when we arrived but thankfully it stopped not long after we reach.. we first headed to porta nigra..this 2nd century city gate was once part of a 6.4km long Roman wall..we had to pay to view the inside..and well we din..din think it was worth the 2.10 euros..nxt we headed to Hauptmarkt..very nice..it has this little village feel..with this fountain of St Peter and the 4 virtues..from here it was juz a few steps away from the Dom..i loved this Dom..more than the one in Koln..it has this serene feeling when u enter..and the carvings are so intricate and marvellous..inside there's also this organ that hangs from the ceiling..as we exited the Dom we had to pass this alley called windstrasse..and boy does the name fit..the wind there is so strong u can hardly keep ur eyes open!!right next to the Dom is the Liebfrauenkirche..this church is supported by exactly 12 round pillars signifying the 12 apostles..we then made our way to Romische Palastaula..it used to be the throne room of Roman emperor Constantin...it stands at 36 m and is 67 m long..what is most amazing bout it is there are no pillars inside at all supporting the building!!! a pity no pictures were allowed...nxt to this is the prince electors' residence..which makes a lovely picture with the palace garden juz in front of it.. i wanna live here!! hahha..impossible..but really it's real great if one day i can haf a house with such a nice garden in front.. dream on!! nxt stop..amphitheatre..once capable of holding 20000 people..but we hafta pay to get in oso..so i juz got a postcard..ahah..next..Kaiserthermen..an early thermal bath..this 4th century ruins rise 19m tall..we then decided to go to Barbarathermen..urm..it was closed when we went..and yah..nothing much to now excpet holes on the floor.. 0) so we juz made our way to Moselle river..and the Romerbrucke..successor to a 2nd century bridge of which 5 of 7 pylons are still exant..wow..but it was very cold today..n when the wind blew..wow...brrrrrrr....cold...hahaha.. after the moselle..we made our way back to the city to look for the toy museum..and inside it's a kid's paradise..from dolls to teddies to cars n trains..n planes..ahahha..it is located above this cafe..and has this cute car outside as a landmark..n then we headed for the train station for our next stop cochem.. cochem has this like nice little village feel to it..the landmark being the Reichsburg..it rained when we went..but thankfully it stopped on our way down from Reichsburg..the view's great..and it was well worth the climb..we stayed there for a while..n then went back to the station..the stay in cochem was bout 2hrs..but it was memorable..ahah.. then it was back home..