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  • Day47

    Celebrating Dr. Birte

    September 18, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Exciting day for Birte, as she has to defend her doctoral thesis after more than 5 years of research. She did really well and could cope with all the challenging questions of the committee. Afterwards we had a adequate celebration and some good talks, enjoying one of the seldom opportunities to see each other.

    Congratulations, Dr. Birte! We are very proud of you!
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    Excelente meta ... no le quedan otras académicas

    9/21/19Reply
     
  • Day15

    Dusseldorf, Germany

    September 17, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Not much to report here. We spent a night in Dusseldorf and we weren't really impressed by the city. We did learn though that the drinking age in Germany is 16 years old and that there aren't any laws prohibiting public drinking. Those two combinations above left us thinking Dusseldorf was a pretty interesting place once the sun set. We also noticed a lot of middle eastern people in the city which was probably due to the German intake of refuges in the past year or two. Not too much of an identity to this city, but we'll cross it off the list. We did however have our first authentic German meal at one of the local breweries.Read more

    Al Ottinger

    I hope that isn't Mitch!😘

    9/20/16Reply
    MitchaRu

    Not possible. I can't play the guitar.

    9/20/16Reply
     
  • Day32

    How I met your mother

    September 21, 2016 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    So we set out from Hilden and headed back in to Dusseldorf.
    Nice cool morning... I rode today with a broken spoke (another one) and we just did a work around to keep wheel ok.

    Morning highlight was when Ilona forgot about her panniers and took on a light pole. The light pole won and one of her pannier clips snapped. So while we were in the middle of a road on a traffic island trying to work out how we could temporarily secure it, an older German lady started chatting with Illy. I don't know heaps of German so just smiled nicely.... until I did catch a phrase I could understand which was the lady asking Illy if I am her mum... (So clearly I am aging well)...Read more

    Deborah Hennessey

    Looking very young (at least for today!)

    9/22/16Reply
     
  • Day2

    Ankunft in Düsseldorf

    June 13, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Nie mehr wieder im Zugabteil schlafen, das nächste Mal gibt es bestimmt ein Schlafwagenabteil. Viel Schlaf war in dieser Nacht nicht drin. Jetzt geht`s aber runter vom Zug, das Wetter ist traumhaft und es verspricht ein schöner Tag zu werden.Read more

  • Day6

    The Apocalypse Tram

    June 9, 2015 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Düsseldorf is a well connected city. There is the S Bahn, the U Bahn, the trams and the buses. Getting about the city is easy. Then there is the location of the city itself. Nordrhein-Westfalen -- Germany's most populous and densely populated state -- is nearly twice the size of Wales, but has over double the population of London. 18 million people live here, and Düsseldorf is the capital. Trains come and go by the minute, hastily keeping the cities of Cologne, Bonn, Wuppertal, Dortmund, Duisburg, etc, well connected. Then there are trains, several times an hour, to the nearby Netherlands and Belgium. That is a real plus side to Düsseldorf.

    But then there is the downside to living in Düsseldorf, or at least a downside to living on BachStraße in Düsseldorf. For here we have to endue the apocalypse trams. You see, Düsseldorf has really new trams, new trams, trams, old trams, and really old trams. And then it has the oldest trams in the known universe. It just so happens that these trams (strange remnants, let over from when the universe was just a fraction-of-a-millionth-of-a-second-old) make their way down BachStraße every ten minutes. And they seem to run all night long, too.

    It makes sleeping hard. And I often find myself awaking at some godforsaken hour, thinking the world is about to end, only to realise it is one of the apocalypse trams slowly passing by.

    Despite being deafening loud, they are elusive and hard to photograph. I managed to catch one on camera as it was passing, but the quality isn't very good.
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  • Day42

    Altstadt, Altbier, Ahmed

    July 24, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Heute heißt es Abschied vom ehemals unbekannten Norden Deutschlands zu nehmen und ins vertraute Rheinland aufzubrechen. Der erste Zwischenstopp führt uns zum Chinaimbiss im schönen Hochdahl und im Anschluss zu Julias Oma. Selbstverständlich mit jede Menge Abstand und gewaschenen Händen speisen wir das eben gekaufte Essen und Eis von nebenan (für nur 1 € die Kugel *staun*). Unsere Einkaufshilfe kommt zwar nicht an die Einkaufsqualität von Julias Onkel heran, Julias Oma stellt aber fest, dass dieser es ja aber in Zukunft wieder besser machen könne als wir. Nachdem Achim den Garten gewässert hat (macht er ja quasi beruflich) geht es am späten Nachmittag weiter nach K-Broi zu unseren Top-Followern: Julias Eltern. Hier können wir nur kurz verweilen, bevor es für uns weiter in die schönste Stadt am Rhein geht, um ein paar Altbiere zu verköstigen. Am Hbf angekommen, erwartet uns schon ein alter Freund, der vor Kurzem aus dem schönen Erfurt in das schöne Düsseldorf gezogen ist - the one and only Ahmed. Selbstverständlich wird Ahmed die Altbierkultur näher gebracht und von Schlüssel über Kürzer bis zu Füchschen wird das höchst delikate Hausbrau-Soriment durchprobiert.Read more

    Ach, Mett 😋 [Bine]

    7/26/20Reply

    🍜🍜🍜 wo ist die ramensuppe? im ramenboulevard? [Friederike]

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  • Day9

    Königsallee

    June 12, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    The Königsallee is to Düsseldorf, what the Kurfürstendamm is to Berlin, what the Champs-Élysées is to Paris, or what Regent Street is to London. In other words, it isn't just the main high street (high street for 'high-end' brands) but also a cultural centre point and meeting place within the city.

    The Königsallee -- affectionately referred to as the Kö -- isn't really one street, but two. They run parallel with each other, separated by a tree lined canal . As far as I can tell, the canal is purely cosmetic, added to impress a feeling of class. But I don't really know. I only say that, because at the end of the Königsallee it just seems to stop. In any case, it's very nice. Every 100 meters or so there is a little bridge crossing it, where you can stand and contemplate life in Düsseldorf. The trees, the water, the bridges, all detract -- in a good way -- from the busyness of the high street.

    The shops on either side of the Königsallee are Gucci or Prada or some other such meaningless brand. It's for rich people. I guess if it weren't for the other activities that take place along the allee, it would be effectively a dead, sanitised playground for the wealthy. But the non-Gucci activities save it. Today, for example, running the whole length of the Königsallee were stall selling used books for three Euros, or beer, or chocolate, or Jazz vinyls and such stuff. It's a nice place, too, if you want so shelter from the 30 degree sun.
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  • Day9

    Die Altstadt

    June 12, 2015 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Die Altstadt -- the old town -- is where people go of an evening. I've been several times before, but this afternoon was my first time there with a camera. I wouldn't dare take my camera after the sun goes down. For what is strange about the Altstadt is how it can go from being the quiet, peaceful old part of Düsseldorf in the day, to the scene of debauchery that it becomes at night. To be fair, most of that is located on just one long street, but still.

    The reason why most of drinking that gets done in Düsseldorf gets done in the pubs and bards of the Altstadt, is because the Altstadt has forever been the site of breweries. There are a dozen or so of them here, brewing the 'Altbier' unique to Düsseldorf and the region.

    Apart from the breweries, every other building is either a cafe, a bar, a (Irish) pub or a restaurant. And the whole of the little old town is, as it should be, pedestrianised. I'm back off to the Altstadt now, for a meal at the Uerige brewery.
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