Cochem Warnings and Dangers

  • Good path and steps up to the castle
    Good path and steps up to the castle
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    It's a pretty steep climb
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    Local chatting with local below
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    Do drink enough!!!

    by Jerelis Written Jul 30, 2013
    You really need it ...

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the average temperature is much higher than other areas and the city lanes with its historical houses and bridges will go up and down.

    Water is essential for everyone, especially if you are hiking. Water helps almost every part of the human body function properly. Our bodies are almost two-thirds water, and proper hydration is essential to keep your body functioning properly during the hike. Some of the things water does in the body are:
    * The brain is 75% water; even moderate dehydration can cause headaches and dizziness;
    * Water regulates body temperature, which is especially important here in the area where the temperatures can be so brutal;
    * Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body
    * Blood is 92% water;
    * Water protects and cushions vital organs;
    ·* Water converts food into energy (which is something you will need on a 3 to 4 hour hike…);
    * Muscles are 75% water, and you will use many muscles on a trail as you climb above the desert floor.

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    Reading a map

    by Jerelis Updated Apr 20, 2011

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?

    The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.

    This still doesn't explian why my female co-driver turns the map all around when I'm asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!

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    Steep climb up to the castle

    by ATLC Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Good path and steps up to the castle
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    If you want to visit the castle, you can take a bus from the parking lot at the station. There is very very little parking space near the castle itself. Only for 20 cars or so. That means that you best walk. Or rather: climb. There's a good footpath up to the castle, but it can be a very demanding 15 minutes if you have an average condition.

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    Be Careful About the Wines on sale

    by RhineRoll Written Jul 4, 2005

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    This tip could probably also file under "Tourist Traps". I would like to advise you to be careful about buying wines in Cochem's touristy streets. I didn't taste any of them, but their being sold along plastic souvenirs suggests that you'll have to look very well in order to find real quality. Stay away from colourful bottles -- serious wineries do not need such dressing up in order to sell their wines. It might be a good idea to ask at your hotel/pension about good buys. They are out there, but definitely not on offer in the tourist shops.

    When tasting wine, good Moselle wine should taste "racy", i.e. fresh, with a very pronounced mineral note.

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