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There's My Boat!, Cologne, Germany travel blog

There's My Boat!

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... approached Lynn. He spoke very little English, but very kindly said to him, "I need ticket to boat." Having only been in Germany for fifteen minutes, it was no surprise that Lynn could provide little guidance. So he pointed him in my direction and ...

Fish Bones, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Fish Bones

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... good to know. In spite of his attempts to reassure me, I've now had two traumatic experiences with these creatures of the sea. From fish guts to fish bones...I doubt I will ever be eating fish in Germany (or anywhere else for that matter) anytime ...

What's Up Doc?- Part III - From Band-Aids to EKG's, Cologne, Germany travel blog

What's Up Doc?- Part III - From Band-Aids to EKG's

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... I looked over my shoulder to see what was going on, Iris was standing there with a three-inch tube full of blood. Apparently in Germany, they draw blood from your earlobe. After I got over the initial shock of feeling like I just had part of my ear ...

Sounds of Cologne, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Sounds of Cologne

A travel blog entry by petrest

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(Originally Written December 4, 2007) After walking around Cologne for the past few weeks, I've become quite enamoured with the many different sounds I've heard coming from within the city. Many of them are not much different from the sounds you ...

An Escapade to Asian Gardens, Bremen, Germany travel blog

An Escapade to Asian Gardens

A travel blog entry by zento

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... would be in the Himalayas to bless the countryside. It certainly was a strange sight for a botanical garden in Northern Germany, and we were instantly intrigued about what other surprises were hidden around here. We entered the visitor's center ...

Home Alone!!, Nonnenhorn, Germany travel blog

Home Alone!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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 This day Hans and Diane left for Canada to visit family and so we got up to say goodbye and Dieter took them to Frankfurt for their flight. The day was pretty crappy again and so James and I (Jackie) just went up to Sylvia and Dieter's to hang out ...

First Impressions of Cologne, Cologne, Germany travel blog

First Impressions of Cologne

A travel blog entry by petrest

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This morning we took the train from Dusseldorf to Cologne.  What an awesome experience that was!  It was the first time that I have ever been on a train and it was the coolest thing.  For 9.20EU, both of us could take the train and not ...

Midnight Train to Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany travel blog

Midnight Train to Dusseldorf

A travel blog entry by tripswitharoar

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Start: Vienna  End: Düsseldorf  Kilometres: 935  Transport: Autotrain  Accommodation: ÖBB   The last night of our trip came at the end of Day 15. It was time for our third and final couchette. Pulling up at the autotrain ...

Schwein und wein, Hamburg, Germany travel blog

Schwein und wein

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Who looks the ...

Munchen :o), Munich, Germany travel blog

Munchen :o)

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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Here we find ourselve's in Munich (or "Muchen" as its actually spelt) and what better to write this entry other than on a... yep a train (to Neuschwanstein castle that will be in my next entry). When we first rocked up in Munich it was late arvo and for ...

Umbrellas and Busy Streets, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Umbrellas and Busy Streets

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... ended up being quite the learning experience for me.  In the future, I will always bring an umbrella when I go outside because in Germany you never know when it is going to rain.  I will always bring a map with me because you never know when ...

Our Digs, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Our Digs

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... that's the standard line all ex-pats get so they think their apartment is better than it is... So, here concludes the tour of Casa De Petre (or, since we're in Germany, Petreplatz).  Please wait until the tram has stopped completely before ...

If Only We Were At Walmart, Cologne, Germany travel blog

If Only We Were At Walmart

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... of trial and error, we soon figured out that in order to break the carts loose, you hard to insert a coin. That's right...in Germany you have to "rent" a shopping cart before you can even begin to shop. So we inserted our .50EU (which is about the ...

Berlin, Berlin, Germany travel blog

Berlin

A travel blog entry by yah27

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I had the highest expectations of Berlin due to raving reviews from fellow travelers, and it certainly did not disappoint.  My travel in Berlin began with visiting the sachsenhausen concentration camp.  The camp does a superb job of ...

Hamburg, Germany, Hamburg, Germany travel blog

Hamburg, Germany

A travel blog entry by yah27

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... I visited Hamburg for couple of reasons. Before I begin though, I must come clean and say I was bit skeptical about Germany. I honestly didn't know what to expect due to Germany's tragic past, but today's Germany is forward-looking country with heavy ...

The Other White Meat, Cologne, Germany travel blog

The Other White Meat

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... I ate the small piece Steve gave me and tried really hard not to appear greedy when all I wanted was more! We've been in Germany for almost two months now and when we are not eating pizza or pasta, I am ordering wienerschniztel and fries. For a person ...

Missed the connection, Munich, Germany travel blog

Missed the connection

A travel blog entry by 3beansabroad

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We were a little over two hours late leaving JFK and had a 55 minute layover in Munich before our connection to Ankara. Needless to say, we didn't make it. Business is apparently quite good for the airlines at present because nearly everything was ...

Berlin, Berlin, Germany travel blog

Berlin

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Up early and Tina drops me off at the train station on her way to work.  The ride is long but relatively painless and I get into Berlin by mid-afternoon.  One interesting thing along the way is that the train actually pulled onto a ferry to ...

Oktoberfest Prost!, Munich, Germany travel blog

Oktoberfest Prost!

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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I am in love.  It's been ten years since I've been back to the city where I first studied abroad in college and I still love everything about it ... the mountain air, the friendly people and great beer!  For me, Munich also represents the ...

Culture Shock, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Culture Shock

A travel blog entry by petrest

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The first full day in Cologne I was too busy taking in the sights and sounds to really experience the full effects of being away from home. Even yesterday at the horse races, I still felt a strange familiarity of being at home because we were in an ...

Our humble Bavarian hunting lodge., Immenstadt, Germany travel blog

Our humble Bavarian hunting lodge.

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(S). Our wonderful home for a week. Annaliese is a long-time friend of Karl's dad's and she owns this house. Her dad built it and she has lived in it her whole life. Sadly, she gave up skiing a few years ago (she's about 89) and has sold Hochreute ...

Munchen, Munich, Germany travel blog

Munchen

A travel blog entry by yah27

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Munich ...

Greece-y Turkies and a dessert of Berliners, Berlin, Germany travel blog

Greece-y Turkies and a dessert of Berliners

A travel blog entry by sarah

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High on jet-fuel-strength Turkish coffee and probably legally intoxicated from the sugar overdose of 2 pounds of Turkish delight, we devised a whirlwind travel plan for the two weeks left before meeting my younger sister in Barcelona. Libby, who is tall, ...

Bear - Love Parade = Berlin 2004, Berlin, Germany travel blog

Bear - Love Parade = Berlin 2004

A travel blog entry by cobi

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... beat Portugal, much to most of Germany´s delight. There are some really cool things about Berlin. Actually they probably apply all over Germany, but being the awesome city it is they just seem even better in Berlin (or so I think). For example, you ...

Tessa, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Tessa

A travel blog entry by petrest

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Late one night I was sitting on the couch in our apartment typing a journal entry. Steve was gone and so I was home alone. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something moving outside on our patio. When I looked up to see what it was, there was a huge ...

"Bardo" at the Bar

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... Now I have heard of dogs being picky about certain brands of dog food, but beer...now that's just crazy! Since we've been in Germany, I have seen a lot of peculiar things but I think this one may just top them all! I've seen dogs walking out of bars ...

More with Mad King Ludwig, Linderhof, Germany travel blog

More with Mad King Ludwig

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(S) No rain! And more castles. My best. Our tour guide was probably the best ever. She was VERY excited about King Ludwig and Linderhof. And the girl giving the tour behind us was the least friendly ever. Chad only got yelled at once which was an ...

Naked Germans, Surfing and Beer., Munich, Germany travel blog

Naked Germans, Surfing and Beer.

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) Whose idea was Munich anyway?  They should be given an award.  This place has a lot of good things going on - not the least of which is surfing in the city park, liters of beer in the city park, nude sunbathing in the city park, and giant ...

Berlin, Berlin, Germany travel blog

Berlin

A travel blog entry by jelg

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Hier soir je ssuis sorti dans un petit bar pres de mon auberge avec des americains. La place etait hyper sympa, on aurait dit qu on etait dans un salon de grand parents. Decor assey retro merci. Le monde danse drole ici! haha Aujourd hui je ...

Smile...You're on Candid Camera!, Cologne, Germany travel blog

Smile...You're on Candid Camera!

A travel blog entry by petrest

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... do to keep from laughing. So you're probably wondering how Steve got two tickets without ever being pulled over. Well, in Germany (and obviously in the Netherlands as well), they have cameras set up on the highways. If you are speeding, they take a ...

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