Category Archives: Nordrhein Westphalen

Hector Bounces Back – Day 6 – Wuppertal, Duisburg & Düsseldorf

The day began with Curry-Heute at Almas Indisches Spezialitätenrestaurant. As promised, Kenny was the Co-Diner, Quality Curry. Was that a Greggs Baker we passed? The timing was perfect for the 13.00 Rendezvous at the Hauptbahnhof, except for Dr. Stan who … Continue reading

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Hector Bounces Back – Day 5 – Düsseldorf & Ratingen

G-RAF  T-Shirt Day With a Late Night Curry, even The Hector felt like a change of Diet-Heute. However, this did not prevent a Reconnaissance Walk to establish the veracity of the location of a found address. Tomorrow’s, Brunch. With Dr. … Continue reading

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Hector Bounces Back – Day 4 – Düsseldorf

The DB App insisted our train from Soest was cancelled yet it was still showing on the board. A change of designation. We arrived in Düsseldorf on schedule in the early afternoon. The Ibis City behind the Hauptbahnhof is always … Continue reading

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Hector Bounces Back – Day 3 – Soest / Möhnesee – In Memory of 617 Squadron

Today The Five would become Six. Jonathan had previously predicted he would join us en route on the Train to Soest. In the end he had miscalculated. At Flughafen Düsseldorf we were straining to see him on the Platform. The … Continue reading

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Hector Bounces Back – Day 2 – Köln, still

Breakfast of Champions Having been treated like Royalty at Ganesha I tried to make the Rendezvous at Gaffel, Alter Markt. No sign of anyone, yet Neil texted to say he was there. Who sits Inside through the Back at Gaffel? … Continue reading

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Hector Bounces Back – Day 1 – Köln

How does One get out of an Ibis from the Sixth Floor, with Luggage, when both elevators are constantly full? Ten Minutes or more were lost here. Where is the entrance to Brouckere Tram Stop? The exit is clear. I … Continue reading

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Köln – Weihnachtsmarkt – Tag 1

Amsterdam bore no resemblance to my first ever visit back in 1964. Then everything was Frozen, this morning everything was Soaking. The ICE was waiting for Hector on Platform 2. Lord Clive and Lady Maggie were travelling #1, Hector was … Continue reading

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A Late Evening Arrival in Düsseldorf

Friday the 13th, what could possibly go wrong? A Special Dispensation saw Hector Checked-in for the 16.20 flight to Heathrow. It was delayed until 17.00. No problem, still enough time to catch the onward flight to Düsseldorf. Landing at Heathrow … Continue reading

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The Lone Diner in Köln

Cologne Alone The day began with a visit to the excellent Saturn music shop before a very bog standard Curry at the award winning Kamasutra. Jonathan was driving to Rotterdam, Steve and Juliet had to find their way back to … Continue reading

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Enough of Köln, we need a trip to Düsseldorf

By the time Hector had made his pilgrimage to the Indien Curry Basmati House, the Chaps had signalled that they were leaving the Gluhwein stands in Heumarkt and were heading to Mühlen. Hector was well late. Actually I was ensuring … Continue reading

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