Let the Partying in Dusseldorf Begin... Oh wait i have to get there first!

Dusseldorf Travel Blog

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Me and Devi

So I was on my way to Dusseldorf, and in Travbuddy meetup tradition, my flight always have to have issues... After my British Airways flight from New York was over an hour late getting to London, the great people at Heathrow did all they could to derail my dusseldorf trip.  After running all throughout Heathrow, I arrived at the Luftansa desk with only 10 minutes until my flight was going to leave for Germany and I still had to print my boarding pass agrrhhhh... The desk lady at Luftansa informs me that I am in luck that the plane hasn't yet arrived at the gate, but she was at a loss for words to see that the flight was locked and she couldn't print my pass for me... ITS  A CONSPIRACY I TELL YOU!!!  However, the nice lady opened the flight for me, which she is not allowed to do, and got me on the plane, if it wasn't for her I would have spent most of the night in Heathrow Terminal 2 instead of enjoying myself with all you fine people :)

Once I got to Dusseldorf and found my way to Backpackers Hostel, it seemed that at every turn there was a new Travbuddy there to greet us! First, we met Devi, Marloes, Bart, and Lauro outside the hostel, and then once inside we met Lori, who is just very sweet.

  The hostel was packed with Travbuddies so that was very cool! After cleaning ourselves up, we got on our way to Central Station to meet up with the rest of the TB's.   There was a group running about 15 deep travelling on the trains to Central Station, probably freaking out the locals, but if they thought that was large, it was nothing compared to the contigency that we collected after meeting everyone else at Central Station!

We met the rest of the TB's at the meeting point, and after greetings, made our way to the restaurant... Apparently the weather in Dusseldorf was very nice on Friday, but when we got there Saturday it was freezing, and windy, I tell you its a CONSPIRACY LOL! After seeing a bit of the city, we got the restaurant and started chatting and drinking, and eating.

.. oh and the paparazzi was in full force!!!

After having all that fun at the restaurant, and taking care of the 2,000 Euro bill, we didn't want to stop partying, but we also couldn't reach agreement where to go next... until Nick, Victoria's boyfriend suggested Allstadt, so we packed many taxis and got us all to Old Town.  Once there, me and Wayne took charge, in search of the nearest pub/bar that could fit our large group, and we found a great one! (I don't know the name, does anyone?)

At first sight, the bar was very very loud, full of locals and alot of people seemed like they were having second thoughts about the place, but that all changed, everyone loosened up after many drinks, some redbulls, and not only was the music not loud at all anymore, everyone started to sing along and dancing.

.. on the floor, on the bar stools, and on the bar itself lol :)  Our rendition of Queen's "We Are The Champions" was LEGENDARY!!!

The Dusseldorf Meetup was such a great experience, and as always it is all because of the people that attended... On top of the awesome people that I met in Amsterdam a few months back, you know who you are, there were many others that I wanted to meet from the UK, Germany, and also Australia everyone that I met was just great, and I want to hang out with you all very soon :)

jefrois says:
Lori, wicked devil... haha
Posted on: Apr 24, 2008
danny291 says:
haha Lori is NOT sweet, shes a wicked little devil and I LOVE her for it :)
Posted on: Apr 24, 2008
metsbwd says:
Great blog! Glad you were able to make it. I take it there were no troubles getting back out of Dusseldorf the next morning? Troubles only seem to go one way. Too bad I can't make the NYC meet-up this weekend...good luck and have fun!!!
Posted on: Apr 24, 2008
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