Huhn, Beijing, China


Posted Nov 4, 2010, 10:44 pm
Hello world!
I am called "Huhn", which is basically German for hen/chicken and I have been called a little bit crazy. But only a bit. Sometimes. At least in my hearing. Which isn't all that good, truth be told.  :cyclops:

Posted Nov 12, 2010, 9:28 pm
Hello Mum,

I arrived in Sülfeld today. Dicker Kumpel gave me a warm welcome.

Then he introduced me to the others. We will go on an exciting trip soon.

I will write soon - if we have internet access. But now I have to talk to the others.  :D


Posted Nov 15, 2010, 11:11 am
Hello Mum,

After a really long flight we arrived in Hanoi. We got our Visas and went to the hotel to relax.

Later in the afternoon we made a walk. Look, this is our Hotel. RikeH and I are sorry for the photos, but I was not able to stand still, because I am so excited to be here.

There are many motor scooter and motorbikes on the streets.

Back in the Hotel we had a delicious cocktail.

In our room we have a fruit basket. But I don't know all the fruits. Maybe you can
help me, Mum?

Before we went into the bed it was time to go into the bathroom. So many nice things
for me - I will be a very clean ToyVoyager!


Posted Nov 18, 2010, 3:11 am
Hello from Sapa,

today in Sapa we made a long walk. This is a ricefield - but the harvest already was over.

We went into the house of one family living here - the house was not big - and there are
21 people living in it.

Later we saw this nice waterfall.

Look - what a hard way for a small ToyVoyager like me.

I wanted to show you our room for this night.

Do you know, what this should be?

This is the view into the garden.

I found wonderful flowers.

We wanted to start a second walk onto a hill in the afternoon, but it was too foggy -
so we stayed at home...

... and had a nice time in front of the fireplace.


Posted Nov 24, 2010, 2:00 pm
Hello from Halong Bay,

today we started on a big boat. I will show you the photo later. This was the view from the boat.  There are many - around 2000 - hills in the sea - now little islands. The weather was nicer than it looks like on the photos.

I really loved the view.

When we went nearer to the islands, we could see that there are green trees on the islands.

We made a stop at the Titop Island. It has his name by a Russian called Titov.
We climbed up the hill and had this nice view.  You can see our boat behind me -
it is the second one from the right with one sail.

we went back and sat down on the beach. I saw the boat from here, too.

Only sitting on the beach was boring - so Dicker Kumpel and I decided to make something exciting. Look:

This was fun!

Back on the boat - here is a view of our cabin.

I looked out of the window and saw another boat.

And a nearby island.

Later we went onto the boat deck - and I found a place next to the flag of Vietnam.

One hour later we visited Cua Van - the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay.
There are about 130 floating houses and about 600 people live and work in the village.

Look - a fishing boat.

In the evening we spent some days on the deck drinking Cocktails - what a great day!


Posted Nov 25, 2010, 10:38 am
Hello from Hue,

today we will go by boat on the Parfume River. We went on a boat like this on the photo.

This was one view over the River.

This is the Thien Mu Pagoda (also known as The Heavenly Lady pagoda).

Here is a wonderful gate - with funny Statues in it. Can you see them?

Later we saw the Pagoda from another side.

This is the Happy Buddha. I likes his smile.

Another guard - I loved his face.

Then we went to another place - Tu Duc King's Tomb. A big place - not only with his tomb -
it was built many years before he died - and he loved to stay here - writing poems.

This big building was in front of his tomb.

There were Statues on the way. Guardians, a horse and an elephant.

Later we went to the Temple for the King.

There were many more buildings - but many were destroyed - as you can see here.


Posted Nov 25, 2010, 2:13 pm
Hello from Hue again,

we have a lazy day in the nice hotel today. In the morning we played in the beautiful room.

First we jumped on the couch.

Then we went out onto the balcony.

I shared the rocking chair with Dicker Kumpel.

Then we all took a nap.

For lunch I had delicious fruits - given by this nice lady.

In the afternoon we went into the garden. I climbed up a palm tree.

Then I went to the pool.

This was the second pool here. Nice, too.

We relaxed next to the big pool - and talked a lot about our adventures here in Vietman.


Posted Nov 30, 2010, 12:04 pm
Hello from Saigon,

When we arrived in Saigon we did some sightseeing and started with the Reunification-Palace.

We were able to see some rooms.This was a big meeting room.

This was a smaller living-room.

They had a garden - on the second floor - this was strange.

And this helicopter. Maybe I will have my own helicopter later, too?

Later we visited this church - called Notre Dame - it was built by the French - only
with things from France.

When we arrvied at our hotel room - I was very surprised. We have a great view over the city.
Especially when it went dark.

And we have our own garden - in the 7th floor - much better than in the palace...


Posted Dec 4, 2010, 2:37 pm
Hi Mum,

Imagine that - I am on a really big River - called Mekong.
We started in a small city - with a nice church.

There were many boats here.

We went into a house where they make caramel candys.

Well there was more to see - we went faster.

The Mekong-River is really wide!

On the other side we went on a canal in an Island. I loved the Palm Trees.

Then we changed the boat and went on a row boat. This was nice and quiet.

Later it was time for lunch. We had this Elephant Ear Fish - it was yummy!

In the afternoon we relaxed in our hotel. There were nice flowers in the garden.

Can you see me?

We found this wonderful fruit basket in our room. Enough for a nice dinner!

Bye Huhn

Posted Dec 8, 2010, 2:22 pm
Hello from Saigon,

We did some sightseeing out of our hotel-window today. This is the opera.

The building with the green on the roof is the town hall.

And we saw the Saigon River in the other direction.

In the evening we went outside to take some more photos. Our hotel behind the opera.

They decorated the hotel for the Christmas Season. Really colorful.

This was our last day in Vietnam - tomorrow we will go to Cambodia.


Posted Dec 10, 2010, 2:41 pm
Hi Mum,

many greetings from Cambodia - a new country on my list!

We visited two Temples today - the first one was Banteay Samre.

The carvings were wonderful - and the stone had a nice color!

Funny and strange creatures were the guardians.

I relaxed in the sun - and other tourists were laughing about RikeH - can you understand this?

Then we visited another Temple - called Banteay Srei. It had another color - and was much bigger.

Here you see, how big the buildings were.

A really intersting place - we should come here together, Mum.


Posted Dec 19, 2010, 8:33 pm
Hello Mum,

we are in the capital of Cambodia now. We spent our days in a nice hotel and had a great time. We had a very big TV in the room - and loved to watch sport there.

We had a lot of fun!

But then we decided that it would be better to go outside. We had our own pool.

It was great to sit next to it.

I had a good view from this Flower.

Look - there were wonderful green trees here.

We finished the day - and our holiday - sitting in the garden and talking a lot.

I really loved this holiday. Tomorrow we will fly back to snowy Germany.


Posted Dec 23, 2010, 6:07 pm
Hello Mum,

imagine that - it is winter in Germany - really cold. We didn't want to make a walk with RikeH, because we are used to high temperatures. But today RikeH told us that it was time to go out.

Well - look - how it looked like in Sülfeld. Very snowy.

We made a break...

...but it was very cold - we sat in the snow.

The animals are safe in this place - this is nice.

So many snow - where is the sun?

These funny guys stood in front of our house.

And I found this nice plant in the garden - I love the red fruit on it.

At home we sat in front of the candles - it was so nice - and much warmer than outside.

Christmas will come soon - and we will have a tree inside the house - this is strange.

I will write more soon.


Posted Dec 25, 2010, 11:23 pm
Merry Christmas, dear Mum,

today is the great day - when children and ToyVoyager get their gifts in Germany.

So we were very excited. First I played in the Advent wreath.

Look, this is the Christmas Tree of RikeH's Mum.

And we ate this delicious muffins.

Later it was time to meet Santa Claus! But we learnt that he was very busy - and sent
us a really good friend. Rudi, the red-nosed reindeer.

We sang some nice Christmas songs for him.

It was a success - and we got our presents!

I got wonderful things - and a 'Korn' - because chicken love Korn.

We had such a great time!

I hope that you had a great Christmas, too.


Posted Dec 31, 2010, 2:54 pm
Hi Mum,

nice news - Murph came to visit us on the 26th of December - and his guests Frankie and Hoots arrived too, they will stay here for some more days with us.

They brought some gifts for us - what a surprise.

We talked a lot - then Murph told us that he will leave us, to spend some more time with Bine and Holgi. We gave him a big hug.

Today we heart someone knocking at the door. It is Archer. He came all the way from Shanghai and starts his life as a ToyVoyager here in Germany.

We told him a lot about our adventures.

Mum - I wish you a good start in the Year 2011.


Posted Jan 11, 2011, 7:49 pm
Hi Mum,

it is time to leave Germany now. I said good-bye to Dicker Kumpel. We had such a great time together.

The others gave me a big hug.

Now I am on my way to Russia!


Posted Feb 1, 2011, 1:57 pm
Hi Mum:*

I'm in snowy Russia, in Ekaterinburg)

me and Linnet

me and crazy chicken :)

Posted Feb 7, 2011, 5:49 pm
hi Mum)

This weekend I was in two parts of the world
I'm in Asia
I'm on the border :)

Posted Feb 7, 2011, 6:14 pm
The road to Pervouralsk (Europe)
Pervouralsk - a small town near Ekaterinburg
Pervouralsk, village Dinas
Me and Zhora (cat)
Me and the local ladies - matryoshka*)


Posted Mar 3, 2011, 12:08 pm
hi Mum)

some new photos for you :rolleyes:
i'm in the centre of Ekaterinburg - 1905 year square
Administration building
one of the biggest shopping centre of Ekaterinburg - Grinvich
opposite Grinvich
bye, Huhn)

Posted Mar 9, 2011, 1:40 pm
hi Mum)
Yesterday we celebrated Women's Day in Russia. This is a special day for women. All day they get greetings, flowers and candies.
Here is a beautiful flower bouquet in the place where I live :)
also I got a little greeting card :D

Love, Huhn.

Posted Jul 1, 2011, 7:32 pm
hi Mum)
This weekend I was in the Perm
road to Perm
on the roof of one of the buildings of Perm

Hugs, Huhn.

Posted May 14, 2012, 8:09 pm
Hello world! After spending over a year in Russia (I spent too mcuht ime actually doing things to blog about them) my host has kindly sent me back home to Germany. Thank you for taking such good care of me, forelka!

Posted May 23, 2012, 9:33 am
Hi Mum!

I've arrived at my new Hostmum's house safely.

I could hear a lot of noise as my envelope was being opened.  I thought there must have been a party going on or something, there were so many different voices...

Then when I saw how many TVs there were, oh my goodness!

I didn't need to worry though - they were all very friendly and made me feel right at home.

Hippy is Hostmum's TV whereas Tobbi, Sheela, Flummi and Paula Hip are, like me, TVs that are currently staying with Hostmum.  Pinky Bear, Imperio and Edelweiss are staying with Gizalba, who is a friend of Hostmum's.  Unfortunately they didn't stay very long as they had to go back home.

I showed everyone the sweets that I brought with me - they liked them very much!

You don't have to worry about me Mum, everyone is really friendly - I think I'm going to have fun here.


Posted May 25, 2012, 9:22 pm
Hi Mum,

The weather has been so hot here, so we've all been taking advantage of that and spending as much time outside as possible.

There's nothing better than sitting on a comfy chair outside and chatting with all my newly-made friends.

Soon it got very hot though - so I needed a cold drink to cool me down.  It did the trick!

Then, while the others did their own thing, I explored the garden a bit more.  Look who I came across!

He was a very friendly toad, but soon he had to hop off back to his house.

As you can see Mum, it's been a calm few days, with all of us enjoying the warm sunshine.  Lovely!


Posted May 26, 2012, 7:29 pm
Hi Mum,

Today we went for a short drive to visit one of the landmark's of the North East of England.

Here I am in front of the Angel Of The North, isn't it big?  It's 20m (66ft) tall and the wings are 54m (177ft) long.

Then I had an ice cream, which was very nice.

When we got back to hostmum's house, we decided it would be nice to make a fruit smoothie.

It was my job to pass the strawberries to Paula Hip.

And tada!  Doesn't it look delicious?

We each took a glass outside, so we could enjoy it whilst sitting out in the sun.  It was lovely.

Hostmum also offered us some olives - some liked them, but as you can see from this picture, I didn't like them very much.  I think I'll stick to the fruit smoothie!


Posted Jun 1, 2012, 5:45 pm
Hi Mum.

Today we all said goodbye to Tobbi and Hippy

I hugged Tobbi and wished him a safe trip.

Then I hugged Hippy - he was a bit nervous, as it's his first ever voyage.  But I wished him luck.

Then almost as soon as they'd left, two more packages arrived.  I wonder who it could be?

We opened the first envelope, and out popped Lizzy Lizard!

Then we all opened the second envelope and out popped _Mishuta_!

Here we all are - Flummi, me, Sheela, Mishuta, Paula Hip and Lizzy.

We all wanted to show Mishuta and Lizzy the area, so we decided to go for a short walk to Brunton Turret, which is another part of Hadrian's wall.

Here we all are by the turret.

Can you see me?

Here I am!

On the way back, some sheep came over to say hello.

And here's another picture of me with the English countryside behind me.  This is the view from hostmum's house.

So, I said goodbye to two friends and met two new friends, as well as explored the are a bit more.



Posted Jun 4, 2012, 2:43 pm
Hi Mum!

Today we went to Durham, as that is where hostmum goes to university.  We went to visit one of hostmum's friends that goes there as well.  We spent the day at her college.  Who was the friend?  Gizalba!  It was so nice seeing Edelweiss again, and meeting Tapsi for the first time.

Here we all are by the pond in the college grounds.  Hmm... it looks like it could do with a clean!

And look Mum - there was a rainbow, isn't it pretty?

Then we saw this war memorial - it's dedicated to those that lost their lives in WWI.

Here we all are with Durham Cathedral in the background.

After that we got a bit cold so went inside.  We played a game of Monopoly on the machine in the bar.

And to finish off the day, we all had a cocktail.  Don't worry Mum, I was very sensible and didn't have too much!



Posted Jun 8, 2012, 6:15 pm
Hi Mum,

We went to an Alice in Wonderland themed party, it was SO much fun!!  We started the day by watching the Disney movie.  I had never seen it before - it was very funny - though the Cheshire Cat scared me a bit.

Then, I felt like I had drank the magic potion that makes you shrink, because we went outside and everything was so big!!  Look, here I am with a toadstool... I feel so small!

Then I played bowling - and my team won, yay!

We then moved on and started playing checkers.  I felt like a character from Harry Potter, but instead of riding on chess pieces, I rode on a checker.

And my team won again, yay!

To finish the day, we played giant four in a row.  My team was green - we didn't win this time.

It was a really magical day, and I really did feel like I was in Wonderland!


Posted Jun 15, 2012, 9:15 pm
Hi Mum!

Today, another package arrived.  I wonder who could be inside it...

Not one, but two TVs!  HelgaHH and Niiskuneiti!

We all made them feel very welcome.

We decided it would be fun to play a game - Disney Trivial Pursuit.

We all had to choose a colour - I ended up with pink.

As the game was played, it was obvious who was in the lead, and unfortunately it wasn't me!

It was fun asking questions though.  And to make it harder, whenever someone landed on a 'cheese question', we used the cards from the normal Trivial Pursuit.  My favourite question was 'Which US State has a 'z' in its name?'

Do you know the answer?  It's Arizona!

Paula Hip won the game - well done her!  She's very smart.  It was a fun game!


Posted Jun 16, 2012, 4:57 pm
Hi Mum,

We saw the Olympic Torch today!

We had to go in early to make sure that we had a good spot to see it go by.  Luckily hostmum had bought a chair with her, so we good sit and relax.

There were quite a lot of police around.

I liked this van - it said it was my moment to shine.

And then... we saw the flame!

It was awesome seeing it!


Posted Jun 28, 2012, 6:08 pm
Hi Mum,

Today we all took a trip to Derwent Resevoir.

The whole resevoir is just under 5km wide and there's about 7km of coastline around it.  It can hold up to 11 gallons of water and provides water for almost half of the North East of England.

We went exploring and came across this really pretty river that runs in to the resevoir.

It was a lovely day.


Posted Jul 7, 2012, 8:00 pm
Hi Mum,

We've been in Essex this past week, visiting hostmum's Grandparents.  Unfortunately we haven't been able to go out and see things, as hostmum has had to help out her Grandparents (her Nana has just been released from hospital).  But that was absolutely fine - all the animals here have been keeping me entertained!

Here I am with Summer, who hasn't quite outgrown the puppy stage yet!

This is Tosca, who is such a big softie.

Here I am with Honey, who is very mischevious!!

This beauty is Jessie, who is an old lady of 15.  She loves to cuddle.

And finally, this is Mr. Pickles, the tortoise.  He's such a character!

So as you can see, I have plenty to keep myself entertained with!


Posted Jul 10, 2012, 7:17 pm
Hi Mum,

We arrived back in Hexham late on the weekend.  I'm not staying long though - I'm off on my next adventure!

First I wrote a 'thank you' card for my next host.

Then it was time to say goodbye to everyone.  Here I am saying bye to Sheela.

Next was Flummi.

Then I said bye to HelgaHH.

Next was Niiskuneiti.

Followed by Lizzy Lizard.

Then I said my goodbyes to Paula Hip.

And finally, I said bye to _Mishuta_, who is also leaving today.

I have made so many new friends here, and I was sad to say bye to them all.  But I'm really excited about continuing my travels and meeting my new host!

I better get going - the sooner I leave, the sooner I arrive!

Bye Mum,

Posted Jul 29, 2012, 10:01 am
After I fantastic time in England, I finally arrived in Switzerland.

I was very happy to get out of this narrow parcel.

I'm curious which experiences I can make here in Switzerland. Lets the adventure start!


Posted Jul 29, 2012, 10:14 am
I visited my host parents. They live near the river called "Engelberger Aa". I enjoyed to jump on the stones like a frog!

Unfortunately, they have still not repaired the bridge. The bridge was demolished by the flood in the year 2005.

I need a little break now!

My hostfamilys parent's live next to a power station. It produces electricity by using water.

Posted Aug 1, 2012, 2:21 pm
We're leaving Switzerland today, because we go to Europapark in Rust (Germany).

We're still in Switzerland, but you can see the customs in front.

Finally, we are in Germany now!

Posted Aug 2, 2012, 9:38 pm
Let's the adventure "Europapark" starts. We slept in the new opened hotel "Bell Rock". I really slept well!

Me in the kids house...

I also found one of my friends.

Where I am???

...yes, in a fish mouth...!

Irrrggg, please help me out!!!

Nice boat trip.

Posted Aug 2, 2012, 9:51 pm
We celebrate Swiss National day on 01.08.

We enjoyed the 01.08. with friends by a wonderful BBQ.

In the evening, people installed fire swiss signs on the mountains. Wonderful!

...our lampions!

And in was a fantastic full moon night!

Posted Aug 9, 2012, 8:14 am
We went to Melchsee-Frutt today. Melchsee-Frutt is a mountain resort village in Switzerland. The village is located near the lake Melchsee, in the municipality of Kerns, canton Obwalden. It has an elevation of 1920 meters. The main attractions of this resort are skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking and rock climbing. It can be reached by use of a gondola lift.

They make a new funicular. It will be open in December 2012.

The Lake Melchsee with its new lift in the background.


Posted Aug 19, 2012, 8:10 pm
We went to Trübsee today. Trübsee is a mountain lake but also the name of a nice place in Switzerland, at the foot of the Titlis. Trübsee is above Engelberg, reacheable from this town by cable car or after rather long walking uphill.

Trübsee can be reached by gondolas.

Look this wonderful view:

Some nice flowers:

A big swiss cow.


There's a wonderful way around the Trübsee. It's called Knorrli-Way. I learned many about food.

Mount Titlis in the background.


Posted Aug 25, 2012, 3:41 pm
We made a boot trip today. The Lake Lucerne is fantastic! It was nice, because the weather was perfect!

Posted Sep 4, 2012, 8:04 pm
Hi, I like to show you the wonderful city of Lucerne. It's really a very beautiful city. ...let's have a look:

That's a very new building. It's the new University of Lucerne. It opend last year.

The beautiful Lake Lucerne...

...with one of its famous steamer.

The KKL (Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern).

The Wagenbach Fountain in front of the KKL.

The world famous Chapel Bridge (Kappelbrücke). The Chapel Bridge is a covered wooden footbridge spanning diagonally across the Reuss River. As part of the bridge complex, the Chapel Bridge includes the octagonal 43 m tall Wasserturm, which literally translates to "water tower". The Kapellbrücke almost burned down on August 18, 1993, destroying two thirds of its interior paintings. Shortly thereafter, the Kapellbrücke was reconstructed and again opened to the public on April 14, 1994 for a total of $2.1 million dollars

A very nice painted house. It's the Fritschi-House or also the "Swiss House of carnival". It tells not only Fritschi's history, it also reflects the Lucerne Carnival.

...and the Fritschi-fountain.

That was my city walk. I hope you enjoyed it.

Posted Sep 12, 2012, 1:56 pm
We had a fantastic soccer evening today. Switzerland played against Albania. It was a qualifiers game for WM 2014 in Brazil. I really enjoyed the game. ...Switzerland won 2:0!

Posted Sep 14, 2012, 10:03 pm
We celebrated Maras first birthday today.

Yummiii, I really love the wonderful cake.

Posted Sep 19, 2012, 8:27 pm
And now, I like to present the sunny Melchsee-Frutt (not rainy like last time!).

Nice, isn't it?

The Fruttli-Train!

Posted Sep 25, 2012, 1:23 pm
We celebrated Cow's descent from Alpine today! I really enjoyed watching the beautiful cows.

The cows' descent from Alpine pastures gives rise to an impressive popular celebration. Having spent approximately four months on Alpine pastures, the beautifully adorned herds with their bells ringing rhythmically, together with the Alpine herdsmen in their traditional costumes, move back down to the valley. This popular celebration honors an ancient custom and keeps the tradition alive.

Cooking coffee...

Some nice pics without me:

Posted Oct 5, 2012, 7:59 pm
We made a special trip today. We went to Stanserhorn. The Stanserhorn is a mountain located in Switzerland, specifically, in the canton of Nidwalden close to the border with Obwalden, at 1898 meters above sea level. In 2001, a revolving restaurant was built on the top.

On 29 June 2012, a new cable car CabriO was opened to the public, with a capacity of 60 persons in each of the two cars. Unusually it has a double decker arrangement, and is claimed to be the first in the world with an open-air upper deck, with standing room for 30 persons. This runs from Kälti (Chälti on some maps) to the summit, with the original 1893 funicular railway running from the base at Stans to this intermediate station.

Of course, I also need a ticket!

The old funicular railway...

Of course, I enjoyed the ride on the open-air upper deck.

Look, that's the new cable car...

Wonderful view. I love it!

Hi Mum, do you know this places?

...and this mountains?

The revolving restaurant.

...finally on the top!


Posted Oct 5, 2012, 8:06 pm
I enjoyed my last days in Switzerland, because I'll change to Austria.

...let's take a break!


Posted Oct 9, 2012, 10:12 am

I arrived good in Austria and got a warm welcome from Bim.

We are going to take a few pics in the next days.
The weather isn't very fine and host-mom has to work the whole week, so I think Bim and I are going to play a little inside the house.

Miss you.  :rolleyes:


Posted Oct 9, 2012, 8:40 pm
We went to a book vernissage today. It was a very special one, because it was Globis Birthday. He could celebrate his 80. birthday today. Globi is a famous Swiss children book figur. He's very funny. The book vernissage was at Brunni. Brunni is a place above Engelberg.

This is Globi:

Oh yes, we really had fun!

He's new book!

Posted Oct 9, 2012, 8:44 pm
It's time to say "Goodbye". I had a fantastic time here, but it's time to go. I'm surem that my hostfamily will miss me!!!

I'm going to the postoffice now.

Posted Oct 9, 2012, 8:55 pm
We enjoyed a private Alphorn concert in Lucerne. Funny music!

...look at the video to hear the special sound!

Posted Oct 11, 2012, 1:25 pm
Today we found a letter from China in our postbox.

Monachu send us some postcards.  :rolleyes:

Posted Oct 15, 2012, 9:46 am
Hey Mom,

today we watched the whole day TV.
It was an exception, I swear. But we had to watch Felix Baumgartner, who was jumping from the Stratosphere.

It was amazing, host-mom was nervous and her heart nearly stopped when he began to spin.

It was so awesome to see.


Posted Oct 25, 2012, 11:10 am
Hy Mom,

the last week was so dusty and rainy. Host-mom also had to work the whole week, because her colleague was sick.

But on Saturday, the 20th of October we had a little trip.

At first we made a test drive with the Dacia Duster, because host-granddaddy's car has broken down.

After that we drove to the Donauzentrum (Danubecenter), one of the biggest shoppingcenter in Austria.
In this shop it wasn't allowed to take fotos, so I'm not in it. Host-mom secretly took it with her mobile phone.

After that we went to eat a little.
The restaurant is called Saloon and there you can order a dish called Goldgräberplatte (Gold Digger plate), for 3-4 Persons.
Actually we don't know how this 3-4 Persons look like, but we coulndn't eat it.

On Friday, the 26th of October is the national holiday, and also host-mum's birthday.
We are going to visit the Heldenplatz and the Hofburg, because every year there you can see the Austrian military and the swearing of nearly 1.400 Military servants, the Austrian president is going to be there too.
But I'm going to show you more of it after our visit.  :)


Posted Nov 13, 2012, 8:48 pm
Hey mom,

sorry it took us a little longer to get the pictures online.

We took a picture of me in front of the Votivkirche in Vienna.
Unfortunately we came to late to see the military on the 26th of October.

But when we came home we tried to make the chocolate-flakes like these we bought in the shop a few days before.
It tasted quite good.

The 26th of October was also host-mom's birthday, here you can see me and Huhn in front of her presents.

That's Tabby, host-mom's cat. She's really nice.. sometimes.. hahaa..

And here are two pics of me in Upper Austria. Unfortunately it was very rainy after this, so we could not take more photos.

Miss you!

Posted Jan 25, 2013, 2:59 am
Hi everyone!

I'm in Finland now! I arrived here on 23rd of January. It's been very cold hrrrrrrr....

Here was already one tv waiting for me. I gave a warm hug to Ape Apina

We made a quick trip to Hyvinkää. It takes only 10 minutes with train.
Travelling with train!

Some art at the train station

And later that day we wrote some postcrossing cards:

I've had great time here! Love you all!

xxoo Huhn

Posted Feb 17, 2013, 5:52 pm
Hello everyone!
Long time no see and a lot of things has happened! We have had a great time with Ape Apina and we have become friends.
One stormy night at my current home Riihimäki.

We also went to the sightseeing in Riihimäki. This is a very small town so there aren't many big or important places but here is something:
The statue of a glassblower. Riihimäki is famous of glass. The second of two last glassworks was in here. The last one was in Karhula and it was shut down a few years ago. So now there isn't any glassworks in Finland anymore. That's sad.. And actually my host mom's dad was one of the last workers in the glassworks of Karhula! So my host mom knows a lot about that.
There is also a garrison in Riihimäki and it shows also in the street view.
Here also the trees has scarves!
Jaiks! We are high!! Don't worry mom I'm careful :) (notice the newspaper in the tree..)
The train station from a little differen perspective..

And then the place that my host moms call "the duck pond" but now it's frozen so we didn't see any ducks 8( I would have loved to talk them a little.. :/

Two weeks ago we got some company: three new mice! They were cute.

The whole pack of eight mice are getting to know each other.
(those two white ones with brown noses are a mother and a daughter!)

We also made a trip to visit my host mom's dad in Hamina and mom in Kotka:


We have only pictures fro inside because the weather was horrible 8(
mmmmh the fireplace was soooo warm

A bad picture but those are cows made of a scrap metal of cars.
The train station of Kotka.

And of course we had the Shrovetide!

And Valentine's Day:
muffins made on Geisha chocolate!

See ya! Bye!

Sarah Lynn

Posted May 30, 2013, 8:08 pm
Hi Mom! I arrived safely in San Diego and I'm having fun! This place is beautiful! Look at these gorgeous tall palm trees! They are all over San Diego!
Sarah Lynn

Posted May 30, 2013, 8:56 pm
I have been reunited with my friend Ape Apina! So good to see you again my friend! How have you been!

Posted Dec 26, 2013, 9:51 am
I arrived back in Germany just in time to celebrate Christmas together with Emil who's also home from adventures and with Knopf, the "stay-at-home" tv.
Frohe Weihnachten!

Posted Mar 12, 2014, 11:10 am

  I have arrived in China! B)yeah!

  I am not a person to come, this is a little secret.When I came out from the envelope, I saw PinkyHH and Pitzelpatz. Then I pulled out the little donkey from the envelope.This is my mother brought gifts, Everyone glad to hear that~ :D

Then They  introduced us to many new friends~The people are all so friendly and welcoming ~~And it's very very torrid.

  The little donkey also found his good friend, they are  like the same.
    I was invited to have afternoon tea in cat mum's home. We are while drinking tea while chatting,I eat dessert, This is a happy day :D

Posted Mar 19, 2014, 3:23 pm

I and little donkey,Susy,Buderus went to the Capital Museum B)

It is a big museum.And it is a very beautiful. Capital Museum is a large comprehensive museum in Beijing, is China's provincial and municipal comprehensive museum.

Articles exhibited in the new Capital Museum are mainly past years’ collections and unearthed historical heritages of the Beijing area, combined with the latest research results concerning the history, cultural heritages, archeology and relevant subjects of Beijing. Furthermore, by studying the successful experiences from museums both at home and abroad, modern exhibitions featured by Beijing characteristics are shaped.
    We visited the “Ancient Capital Beijing— History and Culture”, “Ancient Capital Beijing — Urban Construction” and “Old Stories of Beijing — Exhibition of Old Beijing Folk  This exhibition is very interesting.

We had a happy day. :p :p :p

Posted Mar 21, 2014, 3:39 pm
Today we went to the park.

We went to have  Beijing Roast Duck  :mad: :mad: :mad:  I didn't eat Roasted Duck.Duck is the chicken's good friend :(I was just looking They say very delicious :mad: :mad: :mad:.I ate some rice and vegetables.

We go home have a farewell party.

Because Hansi had to leaveing for japan so We will see him off.
And Paul will leave too,He wants to go to Germany.
  I Wish  they had a nice trip

Posted Mar 26, 2014, 3:23 pm

The day we went to the Summer Palace.
I heard that covering an area of about 290 hectares, the existing Summer Palace is China's largest, most complete preservation of the imperial garden, the Summer Palace, the palace was originally Qing Dynasty emperors and Garden.

  We from the south luck the door into the garden, go first to turn west causeway, feel the scenery is good, kunming lake water rippling, the sun is not so hot, ripples on the lake breeze let a person feel comfortable.

  The Summer Palace, has the longevity hill and kunming lake, mountain scenery, hand in photograph reflect,scenery attractive.Kunming lake north shore has a long corridor, the east gallery invite instance, west to zhangs pavilion, stone work between  meters.Promenade in each root fang liang has exquisite painting, there is the west lake scenery, landscape characters, plant flowers and birds, etc.
we took lots of photos,talked and laughed,we were so happy ,though we were tired.  :rolleyes:
The Summer Palace and many attractive scenery, attract the tourists at home and abroad.  :D :D :D

Posted Apr 3, 2014, 3:42 pm

We went to the park to see SAKURA  :D :D :D

Here is the gift of cherry blossoms from japan to china.The cherry trees here cherry trees was not as big in japan.But the scenery is very beautiful.There is nothing more poetic than a flowering cherry tree.
The cherry blossoms  some are white and  some pink
We admired cherry blossoms in bloom and take pictures with great interest.
Spring is coming,I feel good  :p

Posted Apr 7, 2014, 11:05 am
Hi~ :cyclops:
This weekend is Qingming Festival in China.So We have a short holiday.

Qing Ming is a time to remember the dead and the dearly departed. More important, it is a period to honour and to pay respect to one's deceased ancestors and family members. Because it reinforces the ethic of filial piety, Qing Ming is a major Chinese festival. Literally meaning "clear" (Qing) and "bright" (Ming), this Chinese festival falls in early spring, on the 106th day after the winter solstice. It is a "spring" festival.

  In contrast to the sadness of the tomb sweepers, people also enjoy hope of Spring on this day. The Qingming Festival is a time when the sun shines brightly, the trees and grass become green and nature is again lively. Since ancient times, people have followed the custom of Spring outings. At this time tourists are everywhere. 

  So We went to the park and  enjoyed flowers.There flowers are very beautiful 

 The spring outing was interesting. I like spring outing and I want to spring outing again.  :p

Posted Apr 9, 2014, 5:46 am

Papa went to her friend's house party during the holidays.
She said I will be like there very much,So she took me to a friend's house.

I really like there!There is a small bed, a small wardrobe, sewing machines, small living room,There are all the things I like it!   

I drank Chinese tea,Like this cup is very small, little teapot,Through a lot of procedure to make the tea,They call it Kungfu Tea!Papa said that Kombucha tea: a cultured tea known to the ancient chinese as the immortal health elixir, kombucha can be grown at home from a mother, or "scoby".

Then We ate Hot pot.Hot pot is very popular in Chinese.We eat spicy Hot pot.It's delicious.After the meal I ate cream roll.

  I had make many new friends :D There is a big cock, she is friendly to me :p  .We had a fabulous time at the party. 

Posted Apr 11, 2014, 5:32 am

We went to the suburbs of  enjoy flowers during the holidays.

The white flower is the pear flowers.The trees was many years of history.This is the pear flower Village.

At noon we eat rice farmers in Pear flower Village.There are many people eat here.I heard that Urban to the rural bridges farmers lived and ate with peasant families, dry farmers live, family-farmers enjoy a happy, beautiful countryside now tourism has become a new trend in China.The holidays or weekends, urban vacations to go outside the city suburb,So The highway's traffic jam.

We was lying under a pear flowers tree,very comfortable :p


Posted Apr 20, 2014, 3:14 pm

Beijing, China - 15th April 2014

By: papa_always

We attended a Chinese wedding.The bride is PAPA's good friend.

We had arrived in hotel with bride the night before.We had a last bachelor party with bride and all the girls in the evening.

I only had try a little Breezer.That's sweet .We played many game then we  went to bed late.

Early in the morning we went to the bride's room to close the door.
The bride is very beautiful.She hugged us and take picture  and Every girl took our  for picture,Do you know which one is PAPA? 
The room is full of red,PAPA said,The Chinese regard the color red as the symbol of happiness, success, luck, faith and growth. They like red very much, which comes from worship of the Sun. In traditional Chinese weddings, there are double Xi characters in red, red scarves, red flowers and the bride wears a red coat.

I  don't know why close the door,PAPA tell me The firends of bride will not  allow the bridegroom with his friends to come in early unties he agrees some terms Generally,the bridegroom will give a red paper containing money.

The bride bed stood a red dates(early), peanuts(give birth), longans(Precious), melon seeds(children),The meaning is evident in the Chinese pronunciation of these four foods. When they are said together, it sounds like "Have a baby soon."

In traditional Chinese wedding,it is ceremony  before the daughter leaves her parents to show the departure.

After saying goodbye to the bride's parents,the bride should get into a sedan chair and there will be some happy music .then these people will escort the bride to the groom. They sang as they walked so busy.

The bride can't remove the cap on her head's red handkerchief after go out.
We have also come to the wedding Hotel 
PAPA said In Chinese usually wedding is Relatives and friends are invited to the feast to eat and drink to the happiness of the bride and bridegroom.
There are more than 200 people attended the wedding.the happiness candy and happiness smoke on the table.I ate the sugar is sweet!  The Red wine is a special custom,Printed with the bride and groom's wedding 

The wedding started,On the stage,we can see the man seated in the left side is bridegroom's father, and the other side is his mother,and this is bride, this is bridegroom. The man who officiate the wedding like the priest in foreign.

I heard,In china ,this part calls" baitang". taht is in the traditional wedding ceremony,bride and bridegroom perform the marriage ceremony in which they pay homage to heaven and earth and to the groom's parents.

The wedding is China dishes, very delicious 
After the wedding we went to bridal chamber.The new bed is red very beautiful.

I think Chinese wedding is so interesting!Then Papa said In china Most of the young people will choose western style wedding,Wedding in the church,but she's friend think Chinese wedding more funny!

I wish the newlyweds happiness~~~ :D :D :D

Posted Apr 26, 2014, 8:45 am
The day we went to the park to play and Give PinkyHH a farewell party!She wants to go back to Germany.

We went to the Beijing Botanical Garden.
There are flowers of different colours in the garden.Very beautiful 

Then We are having a picnic on a lawn carpeted with fallen leaves.Here are the cookies, cakes and drinks.They have cut me a walloping slice of cake.We also eat barbecue  It's delicious.

I wish PinkyHH have a  happy voyage 

Posted Apr 26, 2014, 4:39 pm

Hi ~~I put some of my recent photos of meals.

The first is the Italy Restaurant.This restaurant has Susy most like the Spanish ham.  But I also like to eat salad.Of course have Rice betterBut I think PAPA looks more like to eat Western-style food  :stare: :thinking: :thinking:
The dessert is very delicious. I did not drink,But I feel very good.

One day we met new friends in the restaurant.She is a koala mother,Her children very lovely :D.

I feel as if there was endless nice food to eat everyday.

Posted Apr 28, 2014, 3:21 pm
Hey~~I put some of my recent photos of meals.

The first is the Japanese Restaurant.PAPA likes to eat Japanese food very much,So here I have eaten too many times for sushi ,But This Japanese restaurant is very famous,it need to book in advance for a long time.Here food is very fresh,They're great!

The Second is the Korean Restaurant. The Rice very  delicious!But !OH MY GOD  :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:!!!What's that! Is Roast Chicken ?!I was scared!I was very afraid!They told me that is fake chicken,They assured me don't  be worry...But I still feel very bad,I reminded I most hated holiday, Thanksgiving  :( :( :(

PAPA said she took me to distraction~

Posted Apr 28, 2014, 3:35 pm
The Strawberry bear took me into the garden.

The air here is very clear.The trees make a pleasant shade on both sides of the street.

I go to the two trees and get the fruits.It wasn't bad :)

Peony is a florid and feminine flower in oriental legend, so it is a good choice for ladies,I also like it.Smell the flowers and trees that have started to bloom.and I dreamt that I was in the flower. :D

About dinner,I've forgotten it

Posted May 2, 2014, 9:42 am
I feel my body a little dirty, I already had a shower today.

I enjoyed the bubble bath and the warm towel.

I also used bath salts,very fun.

And after bath  with the hair dryer.

I become more beautiful~  :D :D

Posted May 5, 2014, 5:15 pm
Today we went to the Strawberry Music Festival.

I heard Papa said The annual holiday in May will be held in strawberry Music Festival.There are sooooooooooo many young people to participate in the festival.

Here is a large park in the suburbs.The park has a lot of stage, and all the different singers perform continuously for three consecutive days.
Most of singer is not pop music singer,Most are independent music,punk, rocker, folk.

We enjoyed the show that's very High and Cool B)
I love rock and roll ~yeah

Posted May 6, 2014, 6:53 am
Today a small parcel arrived .We opened the parcel.It's Betty Bear

  He showed us the beautiful card and Kawaii lollipop with him from Japan  :D :D we all hugged her.


Posted May 6, 2014, 4:18 pm
We received a box today.oh~It's Rauli B)

We warmly welcome him, gave him a hug,and  introduce more pandas  to him :D :D

He brought us a lot of candy :D.and Then we gave him a  plate of cookies.It's a panda cookies.he's so happy~ :p

Posted May 10, 2014, 2:02 pm

Today we went to the Wofo Temple.

I saw the temple introduction,Wofo Temple  is a Buddhist temple located near the Beijing Botanical Garden 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the center of Beijing. The temple is best known as the location of the 'Recumbent Buddha', a large sculpture of the Buddha lying down created in 1321.The current incarnation dates from 1734. The temple's first recumbent Buddha was carved in sandstone. In 1321, during the Yuan dynasty the sandstone carving was replaced by a 5.2 meter long statue made of bronze and weighing 2.5 tons.Following a north-south axis, the temple contains an entrance gate followed by three halls. On either side of the axis are buildings used by the monks for lodging as well as to accommodate guests. The first hall is called the Tianwang hall, the second the Sanshi Buddha hall, followed by the Recumbent Buddha hall.

Buddha is not allowed to take photographs so we took some pictures in the yard.The temple has distinguishing feature very much.I made a wish, I hope I can travel to more countries and I hope I can be a better hearing ear.Papa said,The thing always happens that you really believe in,and the belief in a thing makes it happen. :D :D :D

The weather is nice today.We had a good time :D

Posted May 16, 2014, 4:25 pm
David took us out for close to nature today,So We went to the Cherry Valley .There are no cherry now,There are cherry trees is in the hundreds of years ago.

The ditch of the river is a very sweet spring water,People are drinking mineral water nearby,But this year drought,so almost no spring water.

The mist like heaven here :cyclops:  I could scarcely see anything in front of me.  Here is very cool, is a good place to summer.

The entrance to Cherry Valley has many beautiful flowers.
It's a fine day today.  B)

Posted May 25, 2014, 12:01 pm
HI ~Mum

  We have a few days to go on vacation,so We went to the ancient town.

  Papa said,There are many ancient town in China,But the town was preserved in the South,The town is famous in Yunnan Lijiang, Sichan Huanglong , Zhejiang Xitang, Shaanxi Wuzhen.These ancient towns are tourist attractions.

  Recently The suburbs of Beijing also have such a big town,Because not many people just opened.

  There are a variety of restaurants,and have many hotels,like Family Lodge,Boutique Hotel,Youth Hostels ,Inn...We will also live here at night.

    Here is a theater,In Peking Oper!Frankly,I  can't understand. :thinking: :thinking:  But dragon-lion dance is very lively and interesting  :D :D :D

Posted May 27, 2014, 2:25 pm

We are still in town,This is our bed room.The room with chinese characteristics,right? B)

They call it not bed,it's "Kang"(a heatable brick bed in North China),But Nobody uses those things anymore,Just for traveler.Very comfortable and warm.We can have tea and chat on the Kang. :D

This dish is very interesting,So we took photos,Like a hamburger,But it is not the bread,it's baked wheaten cake (HuoShao)In China people often eat this.Another dish is walnut,It is strange. :cyclops:

It was dark and I want to sleep.This is  outside the our hotel.The night scene is very beautiful. :D
Good night,Mum

Posted May 29, 2014, 5:57 am

We also went to the Great Wall this holiday.The Great Wall is near the town.
The Great Wall in a high mountain,We take the cable car up the mountain,It's quite a scramble to get to the top of the hill!

To use a chinese saying"He who has neven been to the Great Wall is not a true man."Or translated into ”One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero.”So we climbed up!

PAPA said The Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was enlisted in the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987.
The Great Wall of China, also known in China as the Great Wall of 10,000, is an ancient Chinese fortification built from the end of the 14th century until the beginning of the 17th century, during the Ming Dynasty, in order to protect China from raids by the Mongols and Turkic tribes.Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 6,700 kilometers (4,163 miles ) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections of the great wall are now in ruins or even entirely disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

  The scenery on the mountain is very beautiful. :DWe climbed the Great Wall is just a small small small small part of the Great Wall :p

    This is really amazing B)We down the Great Wall up to the ancient town for a long walk.
  Hey!I'm a really hero now :D :D

Posted May 29, 2014, 10:45 am

I'm getting ready to leave :rolleyes:I'm going to spain. B) B) B)
They held each other for me and say goodbye.We are having a pleasant time together.They wish me have a pleasant journey :D

Strawberry bear give me a Chinese Medicine, he said ,it treatment of deafness,it's Wonder drugs,the pills has been handed down in his family :o :o :o Then I take the pills,I feel much better!My ears healed :D :D :D :DI am deeply indebted to him for his valuable assistance.
At least I say goodbye for  little donkey,I'm sure he will enjoy in china.

Bye~~China :D

Posted Jun 2, 2014, 2:20 pm
hi ~~~

This is also our in the ancient town of photos.

The color of the cloth dyeing factory.People finish dyeing cloth and hung up,the wind will blow dry it.

There are Liquor factory,it's Chinese white spirit B)The spirit in the cylinder.We did not drink it,  Chinese white spirit a little stronger :thinking:

There are many river in town,You can on foot or by ship  there from here.Many house a layer in the river,This is a bit like Venice.

Papa said These are typical China building,But we live in the city center is rare. :thinking:

We had an enjoyable day at Gubei ancient town.We drove home.On the way scenery is very beautiful. :D