We had a very early flight so Mini-Kolo and Leroy left home the day before to stay at a hotel at Heathrow Airport. They were very excited because they could see (and hear) all the planes taking off.
The Ibis Hotel in Bath Road gets a high baboon rating because the staff were very nice and there was a nice resturant. Leroy and Mini-Kolo had fish and chips and there was a great breakfast, but we had to leave too early to have it.
Heathrow Terminal 1 was fun we had breakfast there and Mini-Kolo met a new friend.
OK Mini-Kolo is about 1/4 of my size but look at him compared to this guy!! This chap would make even me feel small! He was very friendly though and he is the doorman for the Harrods concession in the Terminal.
@fuzziestFreya and @F_is_for_Fred very kindly met us at the airport with rehomed baboon Lukas. I am not sure we would have found the place without their kind help. They took us to this very nice cafe, Cafe Reichard!! It is really smart and nice and we all had pancakes. The amazing things about this cafe is the cakes. Look!!!!!!
Of course it gets a high baboon rating.
It was still too early to check into our hotel so we all decided to go on a tour bus trip.
Mini-Kolo dashed upstairs to get the seat he wanted and then he was soon joined by Freya, Fred and Lukas. I am not sure whether Leroy was asleep at that point.
We saw where former Cologne (now Arsenal) player, Lukaz Podolski (who Lukas Baboon is named after), has his apartment. We got lots of great views of Cologne.
After that we were all tired and it was time to book into our hotel. Hotel Maritim was very nice.
The boys found that if they looked out of the window at a certain angle they could see the Rhine.
The hotel was very exciting, there was a conference about kitchen things going on.
There was also a nice foyer and a swimming pool!!
Really the hotel was like a little town!! It was very near to everything we wanted to see and do so it was great. The staff were so helpful we could hardly believe how good they were.
There is lots more to tell you but this entry is getting quite long with too much reading. The next day we also met @bijntje. So I will blog again tomorrow and tell you more. I might need to do three blogs for this exciting trip I think.