Düsseldorf mini-meet up number 2.
Dusseldorf Travel Blog› entry 2 of 2 › view all entries
The German mini-meetup of the Un-Germans
As I was staying in Düsseldorf for more then a week, I agreed with Lauro to meet once again before my departure. And we hoped that another travelbuddy would join is, she couldn’t come to the first mini-meetup the week before because she had to work. I’m talking about Thy, alias “IceTea”. She was born in Düsseldorf, but her roots are in
First Lauro and me met at 8pm in front of the Central station as last time. From here we took the U-Bahn (the subway) direction Alstadt (old town) and (not really surprisingly for me) ended up in front of a McDonalds.
I’m vegetarian, but there’s one thing I love about McDonalds all around the world. Their toilets are usually clean and I used the opportunity now as well to prove the image they had in my eyes.
When I came back Lauro was talking already with Thy, a really nice funny girl. It was again Lauro who suggested the place to, I come to Düsseldorf maximum once a year and only for a week or so, a lot of places I used to go don’t exist anymore and I don’t know that much the new ones.
There was one strange thing about this mini-meetup, Lauro was probably the first who noticed it.
Lauro brought us to a place called “Salon des amateurs” (Saloon of the amateurs), one of his favourite places in Düsseldorf. There weren’t many people and it was a bit dark, but it looked fine. We sit down and little bit later ordered something to drink. The communication between us ran smoothly, we chatted, joked around, laughed a lot. I enjoyed the time with Lauro and Thy a lot. If you ever meet Thy ask her about her “special” passport and the problems around her citizenship, an incredible story, hahaha. Can you imagine to be born in
While we were having fun I didn’t even realize that the lounge bar was getting fuller ( no Lauro, it wasn’t because of the 3 beers I had, no chance, haha). Probably because I was the only one sitting with the back turned to rest of the place. But then the lights went off and I noticed two Asians stepping forward. What we got into was a Japanese weird alternative live music show with an even more strange movie showed behind them. It was weird but somehow interesting in the same time. There was for example a naked Jesus destroying puppets of himself. Watching the movie you just listened to strange life keyboard and trompet music. Call me ignorant, but I can’t really say what exactly the Japanese “artists” pretend to express with the whole story. Anyway, their performance was good in some weird and psycho way I guess, hahaha.
When it was over we decided to leave as it was becoming late already. I brought Lauro and Thy to their subway and soon we had to say goodbye. And what’s my conclusion about this evening? Viva travelbuddy for attracting great people.