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2019/10/30 Googleween 2019
π 2019-10-30 01:01 in Google, Halloween
Like recent years, Googleween now includes a full metal detector and prohibition of any costume items that look like weapons, including lightsabers and plastic swords. That's a bit over reacting in my opinion, but oh well. My costume of course thoroughly failed the metal detector, but looked at the guy with "what are we doing here, I work here", and he said "you probably don't have IEDs" and he let me in.



Once in, the decors and attactions were well done. They also did a reasonable job of handling the crowd loads so that you didn't have to stay in line for too long:


curling
curling











They had a haunted house which wasn't very big, but was well done and had good actors:








Then was time for the costume contest:









I didn't compete as my light outfit didn't look like much in the sun, so we went back to see the animations and games:

you could actually make wine
you could actually make wine


great costume
great costume

sun was finally setting, giving my outfit a better chance to shine :)
sun was finally setting, giving my outfit a better chance to shine :)








As I put this page together, I realized that Jennifer and I didn't get a good picture together with my outfit in the dark, small oversight which we will hopefully fix next time.

By 19:00, the event was over and we were nicely escorted off the premisses :)

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2019/10/26 Another Halloween at Regis'
π 2019-10-26 01:01 in Halloween
Regis had another nice costume party with a new mystery to solve. This time Jennifer and I mostly solved it, outside of one detail:










Thanks for the evening, good food and fun costumes.

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2019/10/20 ADE 2019 Day #5: Trance Orient Express
π 2019-10-20 01:01 in Clubbing
For the last might of ADE, the parties were more limited given that most people went to work on monday morning. In the ADE schedule, I found Trance Orient Express, which was supposed to be psytrance, so it seemed interesting. I didn't really love the fact that it was far out of town 50mn bike ride at night, so I went or a 25mn cab instead.
I ended up near an abandonned church, I had to walk the rest of the way as cars were not allowed to proceed to the end:


a church turned night club, that was a new one for me...
a church turned night club, that was a new one for me...


dB meter to make sure it doesn't bother the neighbours too much :)
dB meter to make sure it doesn't bother the neighbours too much :)





I was there at 22:00 when the event started, but unfortunately it was very uninspiring minimal techno for hours that eventually turned into something that was slightly better, but nowhere close to what I'd call psytrance. I'm not sure if it got better eventually, but I bailed around 02:30 and went to bed to get a few hours of sleep before my flight back to SFO.
In highsight, that night was totally skippable but oh well, given how good all the other nights were, that wasn't the end of the world.

2019/10/19 ADE 2019 Day #4: Luminosity's This Is Trance at Panama, Amsterdam
π 2019-10-19 01:01 in Clubbing
Just 2 days after Shine with John OO Flemming, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Paul Van Dyk, it was time to go back to Panama. The afternoon did have a boat party with Aly & Fila, but by Day #4 of crazy partying, I just didn't have the energy to go, and rested during the afternoon.

This is Trance was expected to be the big party of the week, I was definitely looking forward to it, and it was a great lineup:

  • Dimension
  • Andy Moor
  • Giuseppe Ottaviani
  • Aly & Fila
  • Ferry Corsten
  • John O'Callaghan
  • Bryan Kearney
  • Video summary:

    I arrived early when the room was virtually empty, and Dimension warmed things up:



    the room filled up quickly
    the room filled up quickly

    Andy Moor was next:



    By then, the room was banging, and Giuseppe Ottaviani took over, with a live 2.0 show:




    After a banging set, Aly & Fila took over:






    Then, was time for Ferry Corsten:






    Panama had nice dancers with laser, that was pretty cool:





    From there John O'Callaghan took over:







    Bryan Kearney took over from there, however he wasn't my favourite, too hard for my taste:





    But Panama had a second room, where other DJs were playing good trance too, so I hoped back and forth between the two rooms:




    And by almost 06:00, it was mostly over and time to go to bed for some sleep :)


    2019/10/18 Louwman Car Museum in The Hague
    π 2019-10-18 01:01 in Cars
    Little did I know that 1H away from Amsterdam, The Hague has a world class car Museum, actually one of the best collections I've seen. I spent a few hours in Den Hagg to see other things, but Louwman Car Museum was where I spent the most time.

    The story is that a successful Dutch businessman started collecting cars, and eventually realized that he needed a better place to house them, so he built this extensive multiple building, multiple story museum to house them all. The collection is heavily weighed towards older rare cars:


    very old steam powered car
    very old steam powered car

    face to face sitting car, using candles for lights
    face to face sitting car, using candles for lights



    another very strange design, makes you wonder why it didn't catch on :)
    another very strange design, makes you wonder why it didn't catch on :)


    the controls look 'interesting'
    the controls look 'interesting'

    unusual steering control
    unusual steering control


    boat car, which apparently was a poor boat and a poor car
    boat car, which apparently was a poor boat and a poor car

    not a boat car, but pretending to be one
    not a boat car, but pretending to be one


    another steam car
    another steam car

    the first hybrid gas/electric car, some 90 years before the prius!
    the first hybrid gas/electric car, some 90 years before the prius!



    looks like every crazy thing has been tried
    looks like every crazy thing has been tried










    6 wheel drive formula 1!
    6 wheel drive formula 1!




    whoa!
    whoa!














    And after 4H, the visit was over, just as the museum was closing. It was definitely a museum that was one of a kind.

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    2019/10/18 ADE 2019 Day #3: Solarstone & DJ Orkidea, Pure Trance Boat Party
    π 2019-10-18 01:01 in Clubbing
    For Day 3, there were multiple party options available. Solarstone and DJ Orkidea were my favourite in the list, even with the small downside that you were stuck on the boat for the whole night, even if you ran out of steam. So, the answer was not to run out of steam :)

    The boat was on the docks behind Amsterdam's central station:


    The boat wasn't super big, but it was fun to have a party on a boat, it was my first such party:


    and I met some TFSF friends
    and I met some TFSF friends


    On the boat itself, it wasn't a great sound system or a great lighting system, but given that it was a boat, they were good enough :)




    The only thing that pissed me off is that they used the stupid token system, forced you to buy 4 tokens as the minimum amount (almost $15), and that a token was required to use the toilet. Really? They already make money on the water/beer/whatever on the way in, do they really need to make money again when it comes out?
    That aside, it was a good party, Solarstone and DJ Orkidea made sure to play great music for us for the 7 hours we were on that cruise:




    Also the weather was kind of frigid outside: it was nice to snap a few shots:



    And they were both nice enough to take a nice picture with me, thank you:



    Thanks for the party and the trip in Trance memory lane, here is a video summary

    2019/10/17 ADE 2019 Day #2: ASOT 936: 8H ADE Special in the Armada Studio
    π 2019-10-17 01:01 in Clubbing
    OMG, where do I begin? This was not supposed to happen, but it did last minute due to a friend I now owe a huge favour to :) I missed the first 2H because I was 1.5H away when I got my ticket, but given that it was 8H long, there was still plenty to enjoy. After some train issues and stopping by my hotel to pick up my LED outfit, just in case (and turns out it was a good call), I biked the 22mn to the studio, which is somewhat out of town:





    finally, the studio!
    finally, the studio!



    Obviously, I couldn't resist a few pictures:




    Lots of DJs came by:








    Halyene even dropped by to sing live
    Halyene even dropped by to sing live



    Initially, I just wore a regular shirt, as I was a bit self conscious about the LED shirt in the studio, and it being a bit too 'flashy' on he live stream. Eventually, though I asked Armin what he thought, and his answer was "sure, that would be fun, go ahead", so I did :)


    Andrew Rayel seemed delighted :)
    Andrew Rayel seemed delighted :)

    people on the live stream were apparently quite amused to see my outfit
    people on the live stream were apparently quite amused to see my outfit

    Here's a quick video summary I took from inside the studio:

    Of course, there is the official broadcast:

    Saying how awesome this experience was, is hard to put in words, especially for an episode that lasted so long. I definitely owe a huge debt of gratitude for this one, thank you!

    2019/10/17 ADE 2019 Day #2: John OO Flemming, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Paul Van Dyk at Shine, Panama, Amsterdam
    π 2019-10-17 01:01 in Clubbing
    The evening was a bit longer than that, but I missed the beginning because I was at the ASOT Studio until 22:00, and then had a 30mn bike ride from there to Panama by the Amsterdam central station.
    The security was nice enough with my led outfit, but as minuses, and it seems to be widespread in Holland: - pay to use toilets (argh) - lockers you pay for (ok, that one is fair enough) - trying to enforce that you can't bring water in, because they want to sell you 20cl (so small!) glass bottles that cost more than beer or energy drinks per volume (OK, that is plain sad). - and some places even add a stupid token system

    DJ lineup:

  • Saad Ayub
  • John OO fleming
  • Paul Van Dyk
  • Alex M.O.R.P.H.
  • Jordan Suckley
  • Lostly

  • there was a secondary room
    there was a secondary room

    Video summary of the night:

    I arrived in time for John OO Fleming's set, which was quite enjoyable, and it's always fun to see John with his huge smile :)




    Alex M.O.R.P.H. was next, and he went for it:







    he nicely took a picture with me at the end
    he nicely took a picture with me at the end

    Paul Van Dyk was next. Sadly part of his set was plagued with sound cutoff issues that took a while to fix. On the plus side, he got some nice dancers with lasers:









    jordan Suckley was next, but his hard trance was not my favourite, and I had seen him 2 weeks prior in San Francisco, so I went to get some much needed sleep after following a bit of his set :)


    Panama was probably the best club in Amsterdam. It's not huge, but it's well equipped. For one, they have a decent laser setup:



    the lasers nicely did not make a hole in my hand
    the lasers nicely did not make a hole in my hand

    I always enjoy looking at the visual control setups:



    Despite the sound issues, it was a good night with top DJs. Glad that I went.

    2019/10/17 Escher Museum in Den Hagg
    π 2019-10-17 01:01 in Museums
    About 1H away from Amsterdam, Den Hagg has some nice museums. I only had limited time there but saw a little bit, so on one day, I went through he Escher Museum, which was quite good. You can go through it in about 2H. They have all his best works, some of which you can see here:
























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    2019/10/17 A few hours in Den Haag
    π 2019-10-17 01:01 in Trips

    It is about 1H away from Amsterdam, and has nice museums. I took a day train there, which allows bikes:



    It had nice fall colors when I arrived:






    While there, over 2 different days, I only had enough time to see one museum each day:

  • Escher (on its own page)

  • The amazingly diverse Louwman Car Museum (on its own page too)

  • On the 2nd day, I was also able to see my cousin Frank and his family who lived nearby. It had been 13 years since I last went to their house right after they moved in, so it was nice to go back and see them there:




    After that, I biked back to the nearest train station back to Amsterdam:


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    2019/10/16 ADE 2019 Day #1: Orjan Nilsen / 12 DJs at Club Mystique
    π 2019-10-16 01:01 in Clubbing
    For the first day, it was already a one of kind night, with 12 DJs playing at Club Mystique in downtown Amsterdam. All of them played a 30mn set as guests in Orjan album release party.

    The lineup was impressive:

  • 22.00 - Fingerling
  • 22.30 - Maryn
  • 23.00 - Rodg
  • 23.30 - Ben Gold
  • 00.00 - Ashley Wallbridge
  • 00.30 - Ruben de Ronde
  • 01.00 - Orjan Nilsen
  • 02.30 - Mark Sixma
  • 03.00 - KhoMha
  • 03.30 - Nifra b2b Fisherman
  • 04.00 - Exis
  • 04.30 - Dennis Sheperd
  • Here is a video summary:











    Ruben was nice enough to take a picture with me again :)
    Ruben was nice enough to take a picture with me again :)







    That was already a long night, and it was only day #1 :)

    2019/10/16 A Little Sightseeing in Amsterdam During ADE
    π 2019-10-16 01:01 in Trips



    I was in Amsterdam for 5 days for Amsterdam Dance Event, which had parties every night, late into the early mornings. This is what I saw:

  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/clubbing/post_2019-10-16_ADE-2019-Day-_1_-Orjan-Nilsen-12-DJs-at-Club-Mystique.html
  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/clubbing/post_2019-10-17_ADE-2019-Day-_2_-John-OO-Flemming_-Alex-M_O_R_P_H_-Paul-Van-Dyk-at-Shine_-Panama_-Amsterdam.html
  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/clubbing/post_2019-10-17_ADE-2019-Day-_2_-ASOT-936_-8H-ADE-Special-in-the-Armada-Studio.html
  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/clubbing/post_2019-10-18_ADE-2019-Day-_3_-Solarstone-_-DJ-Orkidea_-Pure-Trance-Boat-Party.html
  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/clubbing/post_2019-10-19_ADE-2019-Day-_4_-Luminosity_s-This-Is-Trance-at-Panama_-Amsterdam.html
  • http://marc.merlins.org/perso/clubbing/post_2019-10-20_ADE-2019-Day-_5_-Trance-Orient-Express.html
  • they had stores selling everything you needed for partying :)
    they had stores selling everything you needed for partying :)

    As a result, I didn't have much time for sightseeing, but I still did a bit during the afternoon.
    Close to my crap but well located hotel, was the body worlds exhibition, which was worth the visit:







    Saw a church that was closed the last times I went:




    The next 2 days, I went to Den Hagg for a few hours, including:

  • Escher Museum
  • Louwman Car Museum
  • There is a lot more to see there, so I'll have to go back.

    While it was not super convenient, I was able to get my museum kaart sent to my hotel before I arrived, it gave me free entrance to a few museums:


    The last day, I had time in Amsterdam, and went to the Royal Palace that was closed during my last visit:







    then, I went back to the new church, which had a different exposition than a few months ago:







    A few other random pictures:



    And that was it for Amsterdam, not a huge lot given that most of the time was spent partying at night and sleeping to recover :)

    2019/10/15 Kutna Hora Silver Mines and Sedlec Ossuary
    π 2019-10-15 01:01 in Trips

    While in Prague, I took 2/3rd of a day to go to Kutna Hora and its famous Sedlec Ossuary.

    I got up a bit too late for the direct train, so I took a cab directly to the Bohemian Museum of Silver that has an underground tour you have to sign up for (early, as it books out): [rigo img:1024:104*]

    I got a private english tour in the mine
    I got a private english tour in the mine


    pump that was getting things out
    pump that was getting things out








    it was tight in places
    it was tight in places







    Then, I went to St Barbara cathedral:










    Nearby was the Stone House, Museum of Silver, which ended up being very skippable, but I found a nice little cat on the way that adopted me for a little bit :)


    the stone house required a guided tour with a guide who didn't speak english and gave me a pamphlet to read
    the stone house required a guided tour with a guide who didn't speak english and gave me a pamphlet to read




    I then took single uber in town to get to Sedlec Ossuary, which was farther than I wanted to walk. It's a very interesting church where they displayed the bones and skelettons of people buried there, making interesting displays:














    I then had just 10mn or so to look town before going to the train station for a train back to town:





    The direct train back to Prague is 1H if you catch it at the right time (it's not every hour):



    2019/10/14 Prague Office
    π 2019-10-14 01:01 in Google
    While in Prague and nearby the office, I popped into the local office for a quick visit. There were a few sales and marketing people on 2 different floors in a small building. The receptionist was very helpful (thank you). A few pictures:






    nice patio view
    nice patio view



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    2019/10/13 Prague Military Aviation Museum
    π 2019-10-13 01:01 in Flying
    While in Prague, I realized a bit late, but not too late, that there was a good military airplane museum slightly out of town. It was a quick enough cab ride to the collection, and I arrived just around 13:00, which turned out to be barely enough to visit everything (closure time was posted as 18:00, but actually all the hangars closed at 17:30).

    Most of the planes were at the main location, a few were in another location around 1km walk away (not super convenient). The collection had a nice mixture of planes, including the most soviet planes I've seen in a single museum:




















    Most of the planes were in hangars:


    for a change, that was a museum with proper warnings :)
    for a change, that was a museum with proper warnings :)


    very early airliner with only 6 person capacity
    very early airliner with only 6 person capacity

    interesting, this plane had radiator cooling lines on its wing
    interesting, this plane had radiator cooling lines on its wing












    The secondary location looked close on the map, but was actually a fair walk away on city streets:











    And with just a few minutes to spare before they closed he hangars 30mn earlier than then expected closing time, I barely finished the museum. It was well worth the visit.

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    2019/10/12 Transmission at Prague's O2 Arena
    π 2019-10-12 01:01 in Clubbing
    The lineup was pretty epic:
  • 20:00: Thomas Coastline
  • 21:15: Darren Porter
  • 22:30: Giuseppe Ottaviani
  • 23:45: Ferry Corsten Present System F.
  • 00:45: Marlo
  • 02:00: Transmix
  • 02:15: Cosmic Gate
  • 03:30: Key 4050
  • 04:45: Blastoyz
  • This was a great opportunity to bring my LED outfit. People loved it, and security folks nicely let me in without issues (unlike luminosity). They even asked for pictures with me :)



    And the night was as good as lineup implied, non stop energy the entire night in great venue with fantastic lighting and lasers:


    do not look in lasers with remaining good eye :)
    do not look in lasers with remaining good eye :)

    Video summary:

    Pictures:





    did I say lasers?
    did I say lasers?




    scanning humans for future plucking :)
    scanning humans for future plucking :)









    did I already say the lighting was fantastic?
    did I already say the lighting was fantastic?












    End of a great night with a massive set of classics turned psytrance from Blastoyz and plenty of lasers :)
    End of a great night with a massive set of classics turned psytrance from Blastoyz and plenty of lasers :)

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    2019/10/12 Prague's Narodni Technicke Museum
    π 2019-10-12 01:01 in Sciencemuseums
    While in Prague, I went to check out the local science museum, and it was surprisingly good, worth 4H or 5H if you do the underground mine tour which looks surprisingly believable.

    The main hall was transportation with nice displays:













    There were lots of other rooms about research and science:




    The bottom floor was about mining, and had lots of interesting equipment:










    Another floor was about printing presses:




    Another room yet on astronomy:


    And more rooms I didn't all picture here. Definitely worth a visit.

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    2019/10/11 Above and Beyond Group Therapy at Prague O2 Arena (AGBT 350)
    π 2019-10-11 01:01 in Clubbing
    Night #2 after arriving in Prague was ABGT. It was a good show, but not enough trance for my taste. I think AnB are slowly moving away from Trance and more into deep and other things I don't like as much (like no offense to Qrion, but I could do without, Spencer Brown is also meh for me). It's a bit sad for trance lovers, but it's their right to change music.

    That said, I was really in Prague for Transmission which was the next night, so ABGT was just a bonus the day prior :)

    O2 Arena was a really nice venue, with great food if you had a golden ticket.


    big line, people were eager :)
    big line, people were eager :)

    found my friend Vic Teo in line
    found my friend Vic Teo in line

    I was worried about the security check, but they guard were amused by my outfit and super nice
    I was worried about the security check, but they guard were amused by my outfit and super nice

    We arrived early
    We arrived early

    I had a golden ticket, which gave access to very good food:





    Then it was time for the show:


    Above and Beyond & the third one that usually never shows up :)
    Above and Beyond & the third one that usually never shows up :)


    Qrion started the show, honestly not my kind of music
    Qrion started the show, honestly not my kind of music












    they were super nice and gave water to people in the front row
    they were super nice and gave water to people in the front row


    a rare sight, all 3 DJs
    a rare sight, all 3 DJs






    Video Summary (although a lot had to be removed because Anjunabeats is preventing a lot of their music from being monetized on youtube):

    2019/10/10 KBGT Anjunafamily Preparty at Club Mecca, Prague
    π 2019-10-10 01:01 in Clubbing
    Right after arriving in Prague was time for the first party, the first night of trance:












    Video:

    2019/10/10 3 Hours in Frankfurt
    π 2019-10-10 01:01 in Trips
    I had a 6H layover in Frankfurt and instead of staying put in the airport (which I should have considered, given how terrible the airport, was, including the security check that I went through after exiting and re-entering the airport (very thorough genital checks, all my stuff was taken apart due to how terrible their Xray and/or training is), I figured I'd go in town to have a quick look at downtown and visit the local google office.

    Frankfurt is honestly not a city that is anywhere close to the top of of German cities to visit, but the downtown is worth a few hours, and if you have more time, I'm assuming some of the museums are worth seeing. In my case, I had a bit less than 3H, so I just went for the easy sights:



    I went to the financial district to visit the google office that was there. Nice views from there:








    the cathedral had a small museum attached to it
    the cathedral had a small museum attached to it



    I then went in the Römer Square area to see Old St Nicholas and frankfurt cathedral (that were severely impacted by the allied bombings during WWII, while the rest of the city was mostly leveled):



    Römer Square was clearly built for tourists, and it is picturesque:




    I then went to the bridge that has a nice view:

    some electric autonomous bus prototype
    some electric autonomous bus prototype

    of course, put locks on the bridge
    of course, put locks on the bridge

    Then, back to town to burn a bit more time:










    Then it was time to go back to the airport for the terrible security line and treatment that was way worse than I was ready for, and onto my next flight to Prague. Frankfurt is of course worth more than 3H if you have the time to see museums, but it felt like it was more than enough for a visit:


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    2019/10/10 5 Partial Days in Prague
    π 2019-10-10 01:01 in Trips

    Day 1

    On the first day, I went to the powder tower for a guided walking tour of old town:

    the trams are cheap, frequent, and go most places you need
    the trams are cheap, frequent, and go most places you need








    jewish quarter
    jewish quarter


    the controvertial TV tower
    the controvertial TV tower





    figurines that rotate on the outside of the astronomical clock
    figurines that rotate on the outside of the astronomical clock

    underground the old city tower
    underground the old city tower

    After the first tour, I went to the 2nd city tour towards new town and the castle:





    stores sell all kinds of things :)
    stores sell all kinds of things :)


    castle gate
    castle gate





    the town also has a good subway
    the town also has a good subway

    Day 2

    The 2nd day, I got up pretty late due to partying and went to the transportation museum, which isn't a don't miss, but interesting nonetheless:





    And not too far away is the local science museum: Narodni Technicke Museum (on its own page):


    After the 2 museums, I went to a viewing tower by Charle's bridge for sunset pictures:








    Day 3

    Day #3, as soon as I managed to get up after the previous night's partying, I went to the Military Aviation Museum (on its own page)


    Wen I got back, I had enough time to go to the Museum of Communism which describes how communism was not a net win for the country:




    Next in the museums that close late, I went to the Prague Apple Museum, which may have the best collection of Apple hardware outside of California, where there isn't a public museum:









    Last for that evening, was the sex machines museum, which had a decent collection:



    Day 4

    Day #4, I went to Prague Castle, bright and early when it opened, and ended up spending 5H+ by doing all its museums (3 different tickets, which is a big confusing):


    one of the tickets was to be able to take pictures, but for $2, that was fine enough for me
    one of the tickets was to be able to take pictures, but for $2, that was fine enough for me











    Nice view from the top of the church:




    new church, close to the castle
    new church, close to the castle


    The castle also had nice gardens:


    After the castle, I did a quick visit to the local Google Office


    From there, I did a quick visit of Petrin Tower, a bit rushed but better than nothing. Nice views from the top of course:







    After the invisible museum I went to visit on a guided tour in english, which you visit in complete darkness with a blind guide, I went to a couple of optical illusion museums:









    As well as the lego museum:



    nice to see the car my dad bought when we were kids
    nice to see the car my dad bought when we were kids




    Day 5

    For the 5th day, I got up as early as I could and went to Kutna Hora and Sedlec Ossuary, a bit over 1h away. Because there are only so many direct trains, I ended up taking a taxi there, which wasn't horribly expensive. Click on the link for page on that town, but here is a picture of Sedlec Ossuary:


    Got back to the main train station and finished the science museum I wasn't able to finish on my first visit, and went to spend a bit mor time in town:




    Day 6

    On my last day, before going to the airport, I quickly climbed the new town hall for another view of the city and then went back to the powder tower I hadn't climbed yet for my last views of town before going to the airport:






    And that was it for Prague. Great city, got to see most of it, although not all since I was getting up past noon due to the night parties. would be fun to go back.

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    2019/10/10 Quick visit of Google Frankfurt
    π 2019-10-10 01:01 in Google
    The main Google office in Germany is in Munich, but Frankfurt also has an office. Because I had a longish layover in FRA, I figured I'd go in town to visit the old town and the nearby google office in the financial district (pro tip, FRA is terrible right now, getting out of the secure zone had a huge cost when I came back, and worst checkpoint ever).
    Turns out the office is actually half a floor in the UBS building with mostly techical sales and cloud, but it is growing quickly. Also, what they didn't have in size, they made up in welcome. Yuriy Babenko was super nice and give me a quick tour, including a description of the great views you can get from their 24th floor. Thank Yuriy.







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    2019/10/05 Triode and DJ Melodie at Endup SF
    π 2019-10-05 01:01 in Clubbing
    This was my first time going to Endup, there are so many clubs in SF. DJ Melodie started a residency there, and Triode came to play too, so I had no excuse not to go :)
    It's a club with nice decors and a nice outdoor patio, I liked it:




    Triode setup the decks and went for the first 2H, going from Trance, to the outskirts and back:









    DJ Melodie then took the decks over from midnight to 02:00, and played more interesting trance:





    Thanks to both, here is a video summary of the night:

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    2019/10/04 Jordan Suckley OTC at Midway SF
    π 2019-10-04 01:01 in Clubbing
    Jordan came to Midway for a long OTC set. It was a bit harder trance than my taste, but definitely full of energy, 5H's worth :)




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