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Guys.

So I went to Dusseldorf this weekend.
It was awesome!!

But let me start at a more appropriate begining...

We all got our passports back on Thursday.A lot of people made plans to go to Copenhagen, however Denmark is not on my Eurorail pass so me and a few others looked at alternatives.
We figured this weekend would be a good time to go of one of the Benelux states. Maybe Belgium. We started planing until somebody figured out that Friday was Weecho's birthday.
Weecho couldn't come with us this weekend because he promised his H-mom he would attend her Karnival party on saturday.

Thats when we got the great idea to spend the night in Dusseldorf! We wouldn't have to pay any travel costs because were were going with AiB on friday! all we would have to do is check into the youth hostel and we would be set! it was a good plan.
Dusseldorf is a fun city! During the day we took tours, and to make sure I got all my friends in my pictures, I started "Catching" them. Like pokemon! Only I was able to catch them all this time. (Except for Kate, she was sick.)

We went to a sky needle type building and that was cool. We toured a video game firm that made realy neat real time stratagy games. We viewed a students art exhibit from the local university (I was kinda dissapointed. I felt like alot of peole were using shock to make themselves noticed instead of talent. Example: 12x12ft painting that only said "I love my #*&$" where #*&$ is a vulger term for the female anatomy.) And we had fun walking around the city!

Around 6 we tried to get into the youth hostel, but alas they were closed. so we had the option of getting a more expensive hotel, going back then or staying in the city till 3AM and taking the last train back to Bonn.

What do you think we did?

Me, Weecho, Chris, Nick, Virginia, Jack, and Justin all decided to stay late. We got some food at a Hooters of all places, because we needed some chicken. (you can hardly find it here. Its all about the ham in Germany) then went out to a pub with the people going to Copenhagen until they had to leave, then we went to Stone, a rock and roll club that has some of the best music I had heard so far. It was a w e s o m e. We drank and made merry and celebrated Weecho's birthday in a royal way! I even danced a little. It was fun, because you just move, but you don't have to do that bumping grinding junk we do in america. You just MOVE and its cool. Although, I doubt I was really cool, I'm pretty sure I flailed just a little too much. But the 6 of us dancing was a whole lot of fun. (Jack stayed and watched the coats. =\ )

Anyway we left and rode the train back. It was a long one, but eventually we got back to Cologne, were we switched trains to Bonn. On the way back to Bonn a trainn offical started checking the tickets to see if we had all paid. AiB had given us a ticket to use, to get back to Cologne, but we didn't think it worked anymore because it was after 4, so we all got of on the next stop to avoid a $40 fine. Luckily this was my stop. Unluckily 6 other people had no place to go while they waited for an hour to catch the next train.

So we went to my place.

I was sure we would wake everyone up, the way we all thundered up the stairs. Or the way Justin and Weecho's combined weight caused my bed to colapse (i fixed it later) or how everyone started laughing as my h-dad's snoring made noises even I'd never heard before.

But no one did.

And then it was time for them to go.

And I got to sleep in my bed. And save money on a hostel.

And it was a FUN weekend.Will post pictures on fb later today!

-matt
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2 responses to "Dusseldorf"

  1. Mom & Dad On February 15, 2009 at 2:04 AM

    wow. Another adventure in Germany. I hope your Hosts are understanding. Can't wait to see the photos. Hope they are not too blurry.

     
  2. Joanna On February 16, 2009 at 6:22 PM

    hahaha that is hilarious and awesome!! it is all about the chicken. AND you are right...dancing here is so much better- as long as you move around you are totally cool. :)