This is one of the hotels I stayed at, the Hotel Excelsior Ernst in Cologne (highly recommended if you are ever in Cologne!).
And I finally got to try some real Pierre Herme
macaroons! (I somehow missed them when I was in Paris)
The ones I tried were caramel with sea salt, and believe me, they were really amazing!
Of course I did some shopping as well, mainly at Louis Vuitton
At Louis Vuitton
, I got an amazing black, large silk and wool monogram scarf...
as well as guide books for Paris and Hong Kong (my next travel destination).
And at Longchamp
I got some blue sneakers and a matching blue bag, for days when I need to run around town, yet still be very comfortable at the same time.
I am very happy with my purchases, although I did not have a chance to shop a whole lot!