Hotel Westfaelischer 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 ...
... was from the car to the check in counter and from the baggage conveyor belt to the rental car. Although camping at night and living out of the backpack/car, to most devoted backpackers this seems luxurious. And it is indeed! Anyways... I am now committing to the real backpacker life, carrying my own backpack at all times and depending on public transportation to go back-and-forth. I am neither scared nor worried, but I hope for me to experience all this will be profoundly ...
... 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 ...
Have had a great time in Essen, catching up with Carolyn and Heiss. We have explored Essen from North and South along Ruttenscheidler Str. Afternoons have been spent with Carolyn. Visited Villa Hugel, and the sports club. Walked through the woods. A lot of damage still evident from the severe storm they had 4 weeks ago. Apparently 20000 trees came down through out the area. It's going to take time to check all the trees ...
July 1st – Monday
Mark picked us up at 10min till 8 to go to their place for breakfast.
Natasha made us a great breakfast – Scrambled eggs, met(much better raw sausage than in XXX), fresh rolls from the local bakery, ham(which they call bacon) salami, nutella, cheese spread, butter, jelly, jam
Mark took us for a ride in his car on the Autobahn(210-220kmh) and then a small tour of his college ...
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