Saturday, February 21, 2009

Carnival, the Rhineland way



After organising a five-day conference on student empowerment in Prague, going to a German carnival felt like the right thing to do. My visa card was eaten by a Prague airport cash machine, so I had to rely on good Samaritans in order to get via Cologne to Jens's apartment in Mainz. Thanks to Hanne in Prague, a Dutch-German couple at the baggage belt in Cologne and an Italian at the airport train station, I was able to raise enough money to get there.



The Mainz name of this tradition is Fastnacht. Since there is a rivalry between Mainz and Cologne about who are best at celebrating, it's probably best to check out the Carnival in Cologne also.



The Rhine-meandering train ride between Mainz and Cologne is also in itself an ok reason to go to the latter.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Bjørn Christiansen said...

Du kledde deg ikke ut du altså?

10:27 am  
Blogger Olav Yngvason said...

Joda, eg gjorde det. Men vi publiserer ikkje alt på verdsveven.

11:34 pm  

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