The first day in Düsseldorf, the PreParty

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Central station

This is going to be my second Meet-up. Again pretty close to my hometown Zieuwent. I could drive to Düsseldorf with my car in 1,5 - 2 hours, but decided to drive to Emmerich, just across the German border and then take the train straight to Düsseldorf. I new that the Amsterdam-gang would arrive at 14:45, so I planned to be there at 14:56. But what happened: I had a 10 minute delay, because the international train from Amsterdam with on board the Amsterdam-gang, should pass me before we could continue the trip. Was that the first sign? J

 

 

When my train was entering Düsseldorf, Johan called me were I was: only 2 minutes away.

At the old town square
I found the Buddies outside and we introduced ourselves. After waiting for Lauro, buying tickets for the metro, and for a few more we took the metro to the old town. We stopped at a bar cold Schaukel Stühlchen and we had our first drinks. Then we went to de Rhein and waited a few minutes before Thy (Ice-Tea) arrived. Then we walked along the river and the next call came. Lauro and ket hat to pick up more TravBuddies. Now we lost out great leader, but a stand-in was found very quickly à Ice-tea.  She lives in Düsseldorf and had no problem showing us around. Thanks Thy.

Next stop was at a small bar, but they closed when we showed up J .

We did see already the restaurant for the big Meet-up: Zollhof Trattoria.  Starbucks was very close, so we got us some coffee. The next thing is that Willem want to sue starbucks because the coffee was not hot enough! He dropped himself on the street and we took a lot of pictures of him, because he was touched by mental illness J.

Jeremy, Wendy and me

We headed to the Tower because Lauro should meet us there. But it took very long and the girls were cold so they took place in the sun, but we called Lauro and we now should meet in the old town for dinner. We took seats at “Alegria” and ordered our diner and drinks. They another bunch of TravBuddies arrived and we were with about 20 people already!! After dinner we headed to a bar for more fun. First we had a beer on the streets, but no wine for the girls, so move on to another place. We found one and had a lot of fun there. You should see the movie of the waawaawawawawa-man that was taken by Matt. J J  After 2 am we decide to walk ‘home’.

IceTea says:
Aww thats cute. It was my pleasure I didn't do anything I just walked haha. Nice blog and awesome pictures. :)
Posted on: Apr 22, 2008
lauro says:
Wasn't this the forum that starts with: I quote: "so why not a mini-travbuddy meet up in düsseldorf for people who dont have anything to do on the weekend and/or living close to düsseldorf.". The only thing "mini" was Lauro himself :D

i love that!!!! hahahahah that was very witty!
Posted on: Apr 21, 2008
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Central station
Central station
At the old town square
At the old town square
Jeremy, Wendy and me
Jeremy, Wendy and me
My hotel in de Graf Adolf strasse.
My hotel in de Graf Adolf strasse.
He kept on taking photos of us :)
He kept on taking photo's of us :)
Hungry buddies...
Hungry buddies...
Melissa, louise and Sonja
Melissa, louise and Sonja
Market Square with Jan Wellem Stat…
Market Square with Jan Wellem Sta…
At the old town square
At the old town square
The group at the first day. Wendy …
The group at the first day. Wendy…
Alex, Ket, Brett, Me, Rowena and J…
Alex, Ket, Brett, Me, Rowena and …
At the old town square
At the old town square
Jeremy and Ket
Jeremy and Ket
Lauro
Lauro
Walking to the Rhine
Walking to the Rhine
In das Schaukel Stühlchen.
In das Schaukel Stühlchen.
Schaukel Stühlchen
Schaukel Stühlchen
Schaukel Stühlchen
Schaukel Stühlchen
The front
The front
Our Lauro!
Our Lauro!
Der Rhineturm
Der Rhineturm
Rowena :)
Rowena :)
Along the Rhine
Along the Rhine
Walking to the tower
Walking to the tower
Ket, behind him: Sonja and Rowena
Ket, behind him: Sonja and Rowena
Thy and Alex
Thy and Alex
The Tower
The Tower
Alex, Johan and Thy
Alex, Johan and Thy
Artistic shot ??
Artistic shot ??
Our stand-in tourleader Thy
Our stand-in tourleader Thy
Wendy, Melissa, Louise, Rowena, Br…
Wendy, Melissa, Louise, Rowena, B…
Alex, searching for a good spot.
Alex, searching for a good spot.
The harbor
The harbor
Wendy and ofcourse Louise. (sorry …
Wendy and ofcourse Louise. (sorry…
Jeremy from Krakov and Rowena. In …
Jeremy from Krakov and Rowena. In…
What to say ..
What to say ..
Zollhof Trattoria
Zollhof Trattoria
Zollhof Trattoria
Zollhof Trattoria
After a cold cup of coffee
After a cold cup of coffee
The Tower.
The Tower.
Looking straight up. What a nice s…
Looking straight up. What a nice …
Wendy, Rowena and Sonja catching s…
Wendy, Rowena and Sonja catching …
Ket, Sylvie, Bennie and Willem
Ket, Sylvie, Bennie and Willem
Louise, Sonja and Melissa. In the …
Louise, Sonja and Melissa. In the…
Alegria
Alegria
Brett
Brett
Alex showing Melissa and Sylvie hi…
Alex showing Melissa and Sylvie h…
Koosje, Diane and Charlotte.
Koosje, Diane and Charlotte.
Thy and Ket
Thy and Ket
Sylvie is taking pictures with ale…
Sylvie is taking pictures with al…
Koosje, Diane and Charlotte
Koosje, Diane and Charlotte
Thy and me
Thy and me
Thy and Osama (Ush)
Thy and Osama (Ush)
Alex, me, Charlotte and Lauro
Alex, me, Charlotte and Lauro
Jeremy and me. Was is our first or…
Jeremy and me. Was is our first o…
Charlotte and me
Charlotte and me
lauro, Bennie, Thy, Willem and Ket
lauro, Bennie, Thy, Willem and Ket
Ket with Thy and Willem.
Ket with Thy and Willem.
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