Archive for June 13th, 2008

Nova Rock 2008: Day 1

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Wind, wind, wind … Arriving at the Nova Rock festival started very windy. We (Mr. W and Mr. ZZZ) had some problems with pitching our tent (and some other’s who were not able to do it by themselves).

We joined some funny kids teenies and learned them a thing or two. ;-) Like opening a can of Ananas with a Leatherman … *g*

opening a can with ananas

Jürgen, the brother of Mr. W:

Die Ärzte or die

Some crazy folks:


The Penis Power Crew:

Penis Power Crew

the cow

Mr. W himself:

Mr. W

The following guy told me:

This is no flag, this is a giant condom.

the condom flag

blowing in the wind

We tried to fly:

try to fly ...

try to fly ...

Yeah baby, I know you want it but I’m taken. Sorry! ;-)

I know you want it ... ;-)

If you want to see some bands who played this day, head over to these Nova Rock photos where you can find pictures of NOFX, Mia., Ash, Hundred Reasons, Donots, Zox, Cavalera Conspiracy, Jonathan Davis (singer of Korn), Porcupine Tree, Volbeat and From Frist To Last.

Check out day 2 and day 3 of the Nova Rock 2008 too!

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Some of the numerous features of

  • Interactive map of Europe
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  • Accommodation
  • Links to the official tourist information websites of every European country
  • Flight search engine
  • Currency converter
  • Travel planner tool
  • Weather forecast
  • Other useful info
  • The features in detail:

    Interactive map of Europe

    The map of Europe on gives the first time traveller a quick overview of Europe. No more, no less. It does not feature very much detail about every country but it’s a start. If you’ve never been to Europe and if you don’t now very much about the local geography, this map of Europe will get you started. If you are really planning a trip, buy a detailled map at your local bookstore. - Austria - Thumbnail

    Eventcalendar and infos about top events in Europe (festivals etc.)

    The eventcalendar features a rather nice search function to check out what’s going on in the countries you want to visit at the time you are visiting. From sport events over health activities to culture events, it has it all.

    Facts and background info about every European country and the main cities

    The most important facts about every European country are featured on Size, population, language, currency, infos about the main cities, best activities and so on. Additionally there’s a link to the official tourist office website where you can get even more info.

    Info about how to travel

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    Links to the official tourist information websites of every European country

    You can find a list of all National Tourist Offices at the end of each page. Every national website features even more detailled infos about the particular country. And it’s great that every website (including is featured in different languages (english, french, spanish …).

    Flight search engine features a practical flight search engine. Just enter the city of departure, your destination and the day you want to travel and here you go.

    Currency converter

    You know what a currency converter does, don’t you? ;-) I just have to say that this one features every major currency of the world.

    Travel planner tool

    I really like the travel planner tool. This is a great idea. You answer a few questions about your travel and the travel planner tool pops up some ideas, events and countries that comply with your input.

    Some of the questions:

    • Whom will you travel with? (Single, group …)
    • Which kind of accommodation do you prefer?
    • Your travel budget
    • In which season will you travel?
    • [...]

    Weather forcast

    Weather forecasts for every European country.

    Other useful info

    Airports, backpacking, bank & public holidays, climate, electricity, languages, drinking restrictions, food & drink, internet access, mobile phones, public transportation, shooping, speed limits and many, many more infos.

    Conclusion has it all. Infos about every European country and everything the first time tourist will be interested in. It’s not an in-depth tourist guide for every country but it gets you started. For more info it links to the official tourist information websites of the particular country. The first time traveller to Europe will find everything he needs on Give it a try you will be surprised by all the features! :)