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.


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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