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‘London Calling’ at Roncalli’s Apollo in Dusseldorf

By Nicki Thompson As I’m always looking for ways to inexpensively make the most of my remaining time in Europe, it was a VERY welcome surprise to be invited as a guest to see ‘London Calling,’ a live variety show playing at Roncalli’s Apollo Theatre in Dusseldorf.  This show was produced specifically for Roncalli’s Theater so you won’t […]

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Marcel’s Country BBQ Restaurant Country Music Night

Review and Photos by Crystal Lemanski If you’re like me and you like country music, good food, good people and an all-around good time, Marcel’s Country BBQ Restaurant/Dance Hall was the place to be last night! Marcel’s Country BBQ restaurant in Wassenberg, Germany specializes in American cuisine. Last night they hosted their first Country Music […]

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Veganz: A comprehensive Vegan store in Germany

Just wanted to send a quick tip for anyone who follows a “plant-based” way of eating here in the tri-border area. It is sometimes hard to find “vegan” or plant-based products on the economy but we have recently discovered an on-line resource with very minimal shipping fees. This is an awesome grocery store, the worlds […]

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Antiques in Wassenberg

A friend’s secret supplier… she’s in the states.  We can tell you now!  ;) This is the antique dealer that I was never able to visit though I’ve seen his things in the house of a friend and turned green with envy.  Beautiful things.  Amazing prices.  Really nice guy.  I wanted to get there first.  […]

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Austria/Switzerland

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Place:    Salzburg and Innsbruck, Austria; Appenzell and Lucerne, Switzerland Time of year you went and weather:     April 13-23, 2003 (Easter break) Directions (Driving):  Leaving from Stuttgart, we took the A8/E52 toward Ulm/Munich (Munchen), around Munich change to A99/E52 toward Salzburg–this changes into […]

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Happy Mosel: Bicycling the Mosel River

This year the festival will be held on 30 May. For details and maps see the website below. It’s in German, but with a bit of hit and miss, you can find everything you need. Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Courtesy of “Each year, the enjoys a late spring festival […]

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Netherlands – A three day bike/car trip

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide For a wonderful three-day trip–bring your bikes: Day 1 to take the 30-minute ferry to Texel Island is another popular tourist destination, but doesn’t feel all that touristy. It has beautiful, shell-packed beaches; nature reserves; sand dunes; loads of sheep and sheep-related products (woollens, soaps/creams, […]

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Lisbon (Lisboa), Portugal

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Basics – Transportation and Lodging We went to Lisbon via Virgin Express. From Brussels, it was about a 2 ½ hour flight. Virgin Express is a no frills airline so expect to pay for any food and drink on board and the seats didn’t have […]

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Barcelona, Spain

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Upon Arrival at Barcelona AirportOne person needs to get the luggage and the other person needs to stand in line for the Ryan Air Shuttle Service Tickets. Purchase round trip tickets. For two people total cost is 32 euros. Shuttle takes about 1 hour 10 […]

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Ruhpolding, Germany & Salzburg, Austria

Courtesy of the American Spouses of Brunssum Travel Information Guide Destinations: Ruhpolding Germany to include Bertchesgaden and Salzburg Austria area. Time of year: We went during October break. We had one day of not so great (rainy, grey weather) and the rest of the week it was nice and sunny. Route: You can use mapquest.com […]

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