Mercure Parkhotel Krefelder Hof
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FRIDAY 11th July 2014 24km
Last trip into Dusseldorf
Away on the bikes , parked the bikes in the city and wandered the streets Dusseldorf is such a lovely city
Also great street entertainment
The big fair across the river has opened so sat and watch the roller coasters etc
Back home stsrt the packing
Saturday 12th July ...
... Desperately trying to avoid tourists while being a tourist myself?! I prefer to call myself a traveler rather than a tourist although I have to admit that I have been to very touristic places before and I certainly have enjoyed myself. (The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist was passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight-seeing'. - Daniel J. Boorstin) My traveling has changed ...
... the statue we went and did some shopping picking up a lace Christmas ornament, chocolate tasting and lace looking. Then on our way to lunch i saw a strange game in town square. Young boys about 13-15 were hitting some sort of like rubber ball with a glove thing on their hand back and forth... It was almost like baseball, hot potato, ping pong, and racquetball all thrown together... I anyone has any clue what it is left me know ...
... up the felled ones. Had to clamber over lots of fallen trees on our walk through the woods. Atmosphere great on Friday night when Germany won their quarter final in the World Cup, against France. The street was blocked off at a couple of intersections and the young folk were having a great time after the match. Lots of broken glass, but no violence. Police kept a discrete eye on things. Everything was cleaned up by ...
... the Rhein Tower, looms over it all and offers spectacular views over the fields and riverways of Western Germany. It is hard to beat such a view.
To complete the stay, visit the old industrial estate which has been turned into an art gallery in its own right. Lit up with a collection of different colours every night, the shadows and shapes created are an artists dream and create an enigma and magic to the metallic structures.
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