Last night we returned from a trip to meet our Spotters in 5 cities: Frankfurt, Munich, Krakow, Brussels and Antwerp. 5 cities in 6 days – way too short to experience this cities like they deserve to be experienced, but what a great trip!
In the little time we had in sun-shiny Frankfurt we visited as many Spotted by Locals Frankfurt spots as possible. We managed to see about 30 – quite a good score! We watched the impressive skyline from the riverside, visited the very impressive 20 year anniversary MMK Modern art museum exhibition and had dinner at Die Kuh die lacht. In the evening we met our Spotters Christian, Clara and Szylwia for a drink in Cafe Schoeneberger.
The next day, our trustworthy Opel Astra 1998 road warrior drove us to Munich, where people were enjoying the great weather by the newly refurbished riverside (pictured above)
In Munich, preparations for the Oktoberfest 2011 were in full force. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to experience the Oktoberfest ourselves, but we did get a chance to drink the Augustiner Oktoberfest beer during a wonderful evening at the Augustiner brewery with Munich Spotters Adrian, Andreas, Emily and Viola (picture on top)
After a night in a cheap roadside hotel we will hopefully forget quickly, we flew from Stuttgart to Krakow. In two days, our Krakow iPhone app helped find our way to about 50 of “our” Krakow spots – many conveniently located in the Kazimierz neighborhood we love so much for its the über-cosy candle-lit bars. Mleczarnia is one of the best, and this is where we met our Spotters Jola and Karolina (pictured above).
Yesterday we met 6 of our Spotters (Brussels Spotters Neil, Renata, Sarah, Wouter and Yamina, and Carolina from Frankfurt) in Brussels’ Sunday brunch hotspot Cafe de la Presse. We finished of our little Europe tour in Antwerp, where we had dinner at Kapitein Zeppos with the Antwerp Spotters crew Caroline, Igor, Niko, Tinneke and Ysabel.
More pictures of the Spotter meetings on our Facebook page! And more “on the road news” in the coming weeks, when we’ll visit Manchester, Sofia, Belgrade and Oslo!