Submitted by derms on Mon, 31/01/2005 - 11:18am.

I reached Frankfurt at 5:30am on the 30th and stayed there for about 5 hours. The contrast between Singapore was stark - I went from drenching humidity to drenching rain. After walking around a few hotels/hostels (and balking at their excessive prices) I soon realised that there was a convention in town and accommodation was twice the price. Given that I will be meeting Bartek at Frankfurt later this month, I decided to go to Dusseldorf instead (mainly because it's next to the Nederlands border - my next port of call).

The train journey to Dusseldorf was interesting - it snowed! I haven't seen snow since I was about seven. Along the way the we passed a number of "hill towns" that had their names at the top of the hill (ala Hollywood). Strange.

Dusseldorf is a pretty cool place (both literally and colloquially). I spent my time wandering around the centre and took in a modern art museum called K21. Some of the artwork was quite intriguing and some of it was just so crap. One of the "art works" was a large steel tool box placed in the centre of a room - I thought it was a seat and almost sat on it before I realised (courtesy of an appropiately timed "AH-HEM" from a security guard) that it was "art". Anyway, the most interesting piece I saw was an animated recreation of an old painting (you didn't realise that it was animated unless you looked very closely).

At night I went out to the local entertainment district. I walked into one bar and was supprised to see Germans in lederhosen shouting prost and swaying from side to side. I thought they only did that for tourists.

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Submitted by hoggy on Tue, 22/02/2005 - 9:20am.

Derm boy. No new stories for ages. These has kept us going in the office through these terrible "upgrade" days. Are you too bombed to actually keep this up to date now?

Submitted by derms on Thu, 24/02/2005 - 5:34pm.

I'm a bit lazy. I intend on updating the site in the next few days with the remaining info/pics. I've been quite busy recently looking for a job and having fun in Berlin ;) BTW, how did the upgrade go?

Submitted by whileycoyote on Mon, 14/02/2005 - 4:57pm.

yo, yo, sorry i haven't been in touch dude but my computer access is limited and ive been so fucking busy but it sounds like ur having a ball. im shocked dermot i would have thought ur non-mainstream radar would have picked up on the po-mo box artwork, u must be slipping in ur old age. anywho am moving home to save money, so will have a computer again, so will try to stay in touch more, catcha dude, say hello to lotte for me.


Submitted by derms on Thu, 24/02/2005 - 5:35pm.

oh ok so who is at scott street now? BTW are you still going to singapore?

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