While trying to find a place to park in Dusseldorf, we saw many Japanese people and restaurants. According to Michaela, there really are a lot of Japanese there because of the business and offices.
After parking her car at one of the malls, we headed towards Königsallee where we saw all these high-end and luxury shops, and this lady dressed as a witch
Honestly, I was shocked to see her. Halloween was several months away and even Michaela didn't know why she was standing there. Kinda spooky if you ask me.
As we walked around the city, we found a shop where we bought magnets, shot glasses, a snow globe, a deck of cards, and other souvenirs for our friends and family in Dubai. The man there was so happy with our purchase, he gave us a boot-shaped souvenir glass and some decors to add to our pasalubong.
Leaving the shop, we came across the Rathaus, which is the city hall.
Apparently, cartwheeling is a tradition there, and they even have a competition for it too!
As it was almost 2 o’clock, Michaela took us to a kind of resto-bar for lunch. She initially offered to take us to any of the Japanese and Italian restaurants nearby as well; but we were in Germany, and Dubai doesn’t have that many (affordable) German restaurants. We wanted to eat an authentic German meal, so her choice was good enough for us.
|German Sausages with Mashed Potatoes and something that resembled coleslaw|
|Pork with Grilled Potatoes|
After lunch, we passed by a confectionary shop to purchase some sweets
|Chocolate pasta! Cool!|
That night after dinner, we all had alcohol to drink. While the men had their usual beer, Dad gave us ladies a special drink that he had prepared. It’s called Hugo, which is a cocktail that’s made of champagne, ginger, lemongrass, and mint. I was hesitant to even taste it because I really don’t like any alcoholic drink, but when Irene told me it wasn’t bitter, I gave in and raised the glass to my lips. And it was delicious! Now it’s my favourite German drink =)