A Conversation for German Meet Spring 2010

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aka Bel - A87832164

Any suggestions? What about where you live, TC?


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toybox

Where would this be? I think I used to know, but my memory ain't what is used to be smiley - blushsmiley - senior


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aka Bel - A87832164

Germersheim, which is close to... I keep forgetting. smiley - rofl

We're being advertised: A61687731


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toybox

Midway between Mannheim and Karlsruhe, it seems smiley - ta


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aka Bel - A87832164

Mannheim must be a fascinating place from what I've heard.


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toybox

Isn't it a great place for musicians? Or so I have heard, once, maybe.


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You can call me TC - would the last one to leave please switch the lights out? Thanks!

I would love to show you all Speyer - but it's rather off the beaten track. Mannheim, however, is more accessible, or Heidelberg, which I suggested before.


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You can call me TC - would the last one to leave please switch the lights out? Thanks!

Oh - simpost!

Mannheim is easily accessible from Frankfurt if anyone is flying in. It does have its own airfield, but I'm not sure if there are connections to London, and, if they are, they're probably quite expensive.

Mannheim is famous for musicians - Mozart spent some time there. Nowadays, it is the first German Pop Academy and has produced many famous names. (I can't think of any internationally famous ones off-hand, but I could look them up)


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toybox

Oh, there used to be direct flights Kiel-Mannheim smiley - dohsmiley - biggrin


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aka Bel - A87832164

My son #1 is stationed in Speyer. Train connections are fine from Frankfurt but take a while (a good two hours, I think).

Heidelberg is lovely, and not too far from Frankfurt, either.


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toybox

Mmmh, I can see that I will end up driving.

(Which means that I can also pick up people on my way-ish, like in Hamburg or Hannover. Or even Kiel, which has ferry connections to Danemark *gazing towards Pierce smiley - pirate*)


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Malabarista - now with added pony

Hannover is nice, too, we've already tested it with a mini-meet...

If you book tickets early, the trains are reasonably cheap, too - I think their usual advertised price is 29€ for any connection in Germany or something.


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toybox

Ah, this would be worth investigating smiley - cheers


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Malabarista - now with added pony

I paid less than 50€ for the train from Göttingen to London, too smiley - bigeyes

I'll leave the planning up to you, though, since I honestly can't say yet whether I'll be able to come. Some of the jobs I've applied for were on weekends, too.smiley - ok


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toybox

Göttingen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rajgW4Y75CQ


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Hapi - Hippo #5

smiley - whistle .. Tallinn ???

smiley - erm well .. around 1200 it was almost German .. ish .. smiley - smiley


smiley - biggrin you wouldn't like to discriminate on age now, would you?


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Hapi - Hippo #5

smiley - smiley ok ok ok .. Wesenberg .. nice German name

they call it Rakvere now .. it was called Pakbepe for a while ..


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Gnomon - time to move on

How are we going to decide on a location? Because until we do, I can't book my plane, and I'd like to do that while the prices are still cheap enough for me to afford it.


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aka Bel - A87832164

Hmmm, why don't you just book a plane to Frankfurt and we'll take it from there?


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Gnomon - time to move on

Good idea. I was assuming that I would hire a car from the airport. Is car hire reasonable in Germany?


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