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 Post subject: Cologne-Euro Meet-June 2008
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:41 pm 
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Katydownunder, SO and I met on Monday :D :D and talked about possibilities for an Euro Meet in Germany this year. :lol:

Our proposal is
date: Saturday, 21.06.2008 at Cologne ( http://www.koeln.de/en/index.html )
possible agenda:
1. visit of the cathedral ( http://www.koeln.de/en/tourism/sightsee ... edral.html )
2. walk through the zoo ( http://www.zoo-koeln.de/index.php?id=167 )
3. have an informal dinner at one of Colognes famous "Brauhaus" ( http://www.koeln.de/en/whatson/koelsch.html )
4. if there is time left in between: for the shopping addicts a visit to the Globetrotter store ( http://www.globetrotter.de/de/filialen/koeln/index.php ) :wink:

The main problem is reservation of hotels. I phoned several yesterday, the youth hostels are already nearly fully booked (they have some doubles left, but not enough for all of us...) and they will not take a reservation without secure booking and advanced payment. So I think the best would be that everybody does his own booking via HRS ( http://www.hrs.de/ ) (and search for an accommodation close to the main station...)

So, anybody interested in another Euro Meet this year?? :dance: :dance:


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Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:42 pm 
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When I read all your posts right we have up to now :D :D the following 14 participants:

Bert
Christelsabine
Gwen + Foeke
Jose
Kamprunner + SO
Katydownunder (+ Francolin?)
Madach
RichardHarris?
Saraf + SO
Zypresse + SO


But I'm sure there we be more if the date comes closer...

btw and going a bit off topic:
German beer is highly diverse and an important part of Germany's culture. There are around 1,300 breweries in Germany. The German beer market is sheltered from the rest of the world beer market by the German brewers' adherence to the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot (purity requirement) dating from 1516, according to which the only allowed ingredients of beer are water, hops and barley-malt. Because of this law beers from Germany have a reputation for high quality. There is a variety of different types of German beer, such as Kölsch, a pale, light-bodied, beer which can only legally be brewed in the Cologne region.

On the other hand in Belgium there are approximately 125 breweries in the country, producing about 500 standard beers. Which is quite a number for such a small country.

When trying to find something about dutch beer I can only quote Wikipedia:
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"The beer culture in Netherlands is a bit different from, for example, Belgium and Germany. Beer is regarded as either a delicacy or just a way to get drunk, the latter being predominant among youngsters who are allowed to consume alcohol from age 16."
Maybe that is the reason for only four main brewery companies in the Netherlands... :whistle: :whistle:

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We are back....a very big THANK YOU to Ulli and KDU for a WONDERFUL Meet. :clap:
We had a fantastic time....

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For those that missed the cars near the Dom, and for Saffies wanting to know what our normal cars look like, have a look at this video I took yesterday...[/quote]




You missed this one DQ :lol:

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For the records: a few pics of the Euromeet at Cologne on 21st June 2008.

Having breakfast at Cafe Reichard
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(Gwen, Foeke, Agnes, Jose)
Visiting Cologne Cathedral and listening to the guide
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(Agnes, Don, Richard, Sara, Barry, Glenda taking pic, Mathias, guide)

Going by Underground to the Zoo
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Gwen, Jose, Mathias, Richard taking pic, Uwe, Agnes)
Dinner at Sion Brauhaus

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(Jose, Agnes, Foeke, Gwen, Katy describing the size of a proper "Schnitzel")

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Location: Back "home"?!...........
As promised...

The Meeting already had a great start with a fantastic evening at the ''Bobotie'' a wonderful South African Restaurant right in the heart of Cologne.

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(Zypresse and Uwe having fun)

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(Gwen, Foeke,José and aboon)

The next day was under the sign of …The Welpie
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( Thanx Gwen)

Choir Stall at the Cathedral
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Everybody is listening to the Guide.
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(aboon,Don,Barry,saraf,Glenda(Kamprunner),Mathias)

At the Cathedral
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Preparing Mass
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Glenda is right…it looks a bit like in school…
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Light lunch at the Zoo
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Starting the walk through the Zoo
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(aboon,Uwe,ZYpresse,saraf,Don)

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Resting in tropical heat
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(Uwe,Zypresse,richardharris)

Otter feeding time
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(Especially for José)

The walk through the Zoo was exhausting, so we needed another rest… :wink:
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(saraf,Zypresse,Sandra69,richardharis,Batsman,aboon,Don)

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Outside Sion Brauhaus
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(richardharris,Zypresse,Batsman,Barry)

Duco in action
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The Iced Chocolate Glasses had only been refilled with Amarula a that stage. :wink:
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(Sandra9,Kamprunner)

Glenda arranging a group photo of the Welpies.
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The Welpie nearly drowned in Duco’s beer (poor Welpie or poor Duco ?!) :lol:
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(Sorry about the size and quality :? ,somehow I managed to delete the pics from the computer :roll: , so I had to copy the pics from my facebook album.Facebook reduced them in size and quality of sharpness (which I did not realise :| ).
But still I think they show how much fun we had 8) )

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