Mercure Hotel Oberhausen Centro
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Moms birthday was yesterday! It was also Halloween, but I'm not sure the people of Düsseldorf were aware. Yesterday we arrived early in the morning after an overnight bus ride on a two deck bus. We searched for breakfast without any luck but we passed a small park and found our hostel easily. The guy at reception was super nice and let us store our bags and told us he could let us check in about an hour early, which meant we only had about 4.5 hours to ...
... is in celebrates All Saints Day on November 1st, so there are a lot of things that are closed. We still got a good feel for the city though. Tomorrow, we're renting the car and driving to Amsterdam! I'm nervous about driving somewhere where I can't read the signs! Luckily, Europeans drive on the same side of the road as Americans, so that part will be okay. I have to remember how to drive a stick! I love you love you love ...
... and hearty German faire on the menu. All in the company of about a dozen-or-so pals who dropped by to share a drink or two. A German friend who lived locally came by too after work, I ended up staying there right until I had to leave for the airport.
So there you have it. Gelsenkirchen has nothing to offer visitors, there is sod all to see or do here (the zoo a fair trek out of town notwithstanding). Whenever I visit a new place, I like ...
... Carlos got home. After talking the night before about Mexican cuisine he was suddenly craving it, so we both ended up going to one of the only Mexican restaurants in town for take out. We ordered a variety of items to split (tacos, quesadillas, nachos, etc), and though the meats were good, they all still had a German touch with milder spices and lots of garnishing and lettuce. Certainly not what I'm used to, but certainly edible (albeit quite pricey like most things ...
... have at the hostel. Tonight we made a rice bake with little baking. We did most of it on the stove and then microwaved oven it. It was good but stodgy.
We met a few people during dinner a girl names Lucy from the Northern Beaches and a couple from the Sunshine Coast.
They were nice. Lucy is staying in the tent so she said she would give us an update on what it was like when she went there.