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It’s been quite a while since I had some time to go out to a show and I figure I only got my ass off the couch this evening because I had two weeks of holiday and that’s always a good sign that I had a lot of time to relax and recharge my batteries. Also I wanted to at least show up at the “Club Scheisse/Aetherblissement”, a very nice and cool venue, one of the last in Cologne which still have this semi-legal/squat feel to it. (more…)

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For the last day I was about to spend in New York City I decided to take things slowly and sleep all morning. Felt really refreshing and by noon I was ready to go to the subway again to meet with my host. He had offered to show me through Little Italy and Chinatown since both neighbourhoods are close to where he works. (more…)

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I was out on my own again on Monday and it seems like every time I hit the streets alone, the weather changes rapidly. While the New York weather was very nice, sunny and warm, over the weekend, which was actually pretty good because we spent a lot of time outdoors, on Monday there was a drizzling rain right from the start of the day. (more…)

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Sunday was reserved for baseball and everybody had been warning me beforehand that the game I was about to watch (New York Mets vs Washington Nationals) was probably one the most meaningless ever played. When we were at McSorley’s on Friday another customer had noticed the Mets hat of my friend and pointed out that it was going to be like a funeral. (more…)

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Before I went on the trip me and my hosts were trying to figure out what to do so we ended up going to a soccer match which to me was especially interesting since I’m always interested in how the game is celebrated in other countries. He bought tickets for the ultras supporter section which were seats, but anyway. We met up with three friends of his and set out for New Jersey which is where the stadium is located. (more…)

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For Saturday the weather was brilliant and in the afternoon me and my host were to go to watch a soccer match (about which I will write in a separate posting). But before that we set off to the south of Brooklyn to go to Coney Island. (more…)

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The second day of my trip looked rather dull since it had been raining all night and there wasn’t any chance of the rain stopping any time soon. I was on my own for the first time since my host obviously had to work. We were to meet up later during the day, but until then I was out to explore the city. (more…)

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