In the middle of 2019 I spent a few weeks in Germany for work; one weekend with nothing to do a coworker and I decided to go exploring. Some trains latter and we we found ourselves on the streets of Cologne drinking some beer where both the locals and tourists mixed in a frenzy of fun, music, and culture.

While sitting there enjoying a crisp Kölsch, a small old lady was walking around with some little trinkets; for just a few euro I grabbed a small memento for both myself and my coworker, a cute teddy-bear which I see every day.