Laura Giraffe, Bruchsal, Germany

fam-united


Posted May 15, 2010, 1:25 pm
So here is my first post. I thought, that you maybe like to get some ideas of what is interesting for me to do and see. But be sure, that these are only some hints for you, everything will be fine for us as long as it is the way, that children can read it.

If you have any problems, please contact my owner. She surely will help you.

Please try to add the longitude and latitude to your update, so the map shows the places I visited.

Suggestions:

-Sit on a horse
-Cook with someone in Russia
-Collect recipes
-Ride the swanboats in Boston, MA
-Attend dragon festivals
-Attend dragon boat festivals
-Have my photo taken with someone dressed in Geisha-clothes
-Go on a fishingtrip
-Join a typically Polish holiday/party/dinner/game
-Eat pasta with a family from Italy
-Have my picture taken in front and inside of any store
-Visit churches
-Eat an icecream with my host in a warm country
-Go to an American Football game
-Join a family anywhere in the world for a boardgame
-Go to an icehockey match
-Watch the view from the top floor of a very high building
-Dance a traditional dance
-Go to a bookstore in Finland
-Have my picture taken with the flag of the country I am in, in as many countries/states as possible
-Have my picture taken with a policeman or anyone else in uniform
-Meet some girls in Harajuku fashion
-Meet a (local) famous person
-Go to a concert
-Read the newspaper in the countries I visit
-Read children books
-eat with chopsticks and try calligraphy in China
-To walk in the park Gaudi
-Spend with you one day in the institute / work / college / school
-Visit zoo / national park
-Touch sequoia and eucalyptus
-See the cherry blossoms and Fuji in Japan
-See the geyser or volcano
-Play football in Brazil or Argentina
-Take a picture with a person in national costume
-Play baseball in the U.S.A
-Get photos taken at the post office or/and mailbox
-Learn about flowers, trees and animals


To see:
-houses - not sightseeings
-Old houses in as many countries as possible
-Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
-The London eye
-Christmasmarket in Germany
-Chinese wall
-New York City
-Petronas twin towers, Kuala Lumpur
-The most beautiful sight in Denmark
-Leaning tower of Pisa
-Route 66
-Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace
-The northern light
-Surfers on the beach
-Sydney opera
-Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
-Scotland
-Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro
-Machu Picchu
-Nile and Cairo
-Nature, nature, nature...


You maybe want to know, how to do the updates and thing with the photos. So here I want to try to help you:

There are two possibilities to upload the photos. You can resize your photos on your computer via irfanview or photoscape or something similiar. Then you can upload the photos to the toyvoyager site directly. But you also can upload the photos to flickr or something and then you have the possibility to write a text - add a photo - write text - add another photo and so on. If you do it the first way - uploading to toyvoyagers site directly- you can only write a text and add all photos at the end. I hope, you know, what I mean. It's not that easy to explain in another language:), but I will try it again, if you didn't understand.

It is nice, if the photos aren't too small, but they also shouldn't be too large:)

Usually a toyvoyager stays for a month, but if you have any trip planned or even something else, of which you think, that it could be interesting, just let me know and the toyvoyager can stay with you a bit longer - as long as we stay in contact. I had toyvoyagers, that stayed at the same place for one year and we saw some great updates. One hint for the photos: The toyvoyager should be on each of them - only if you have to zoom (which should be seldom), then of course it would be too blurry with it. I usually hold the toyvoyager in armlenght in front of me and the camera close to me, so it isn't blurry. I try to take photos with more than an ear of the toyvoyager, if you know, what I mean - I saw many photos, which show only a small feathery edge of the toy:)


Travel itinery:

Eshara (Trinidad and Tobago)
Nuryko (France)
Eshara
nijhara1@hotmail.com

Posted Aug 30, 2010, 11:13 pm
I've arrived in sunny Trinidad!!!

It's rather hot here and very very sunny!
I can't wait to get to the beach!

So far I've done some relaxing at home, had a nice lunch on Sunday and hung out with some pals that live there and I've met some other TVs that arrived almost the same time as I did!!! So we're all going to get to do stuff together! How exciting!!!

I'll post more pics soon!!!

Eshara
nijhara1@hotmail.com

Posted Sep 1, 2010, 12:58 am
Hello!

Today was Trinidad & Tobago's 48th Independence day so my host had a day off!

We had a lovely pasta lunch (and we got to eat ON THE BED...shhhhh) and watched one of my host's favorite movies, Twilight! It was such an exciting movie!

We all got to look at the awesome collection of postcards she has from all over the world! WOW!
She loves Postcrossing (exchanging postcards with others) and keeps a log of all her cards and has them nicely put in albums!

And tomorrow...we get to go to work with her at the bank!!! YAY!!!

I shall post more photos for you to see then!

Until then, g'night!!! <3
Eshara
nijhara1@hotmail.com

Posted Sep 6, 2010, 11:19 pm
Today we all visited the Bank where our host works!

She said she's been working there for a little over 10 years!!! And she really enjoys it!

She took us to have morning tea with her and showed us one of the first aid kits at the branch.
She is one of the official Red Cross first aiders for the branch!

She also showed is how to use the computer to help customer aaaaaaaaand we got to see some Trinidadian money! And lots of it too!

We also got to see some of the decorations the branch had put up for their Independence day celebration!
Eshara
nijhara1@hotmail.com

Posted Jan 13, 2011, 12:43 am
Hi mommy,

Finally I get to post my photos of my Tobago trip with my fellow TVs!

I hope you enjoy the beautiful scenery as I did!
Eshara
nijhara1@hotmail.com

Posted Jun 3, 2013, 10:40 pm
Home to mommy Petra! :cyclops:
fam-united


Posted Feb 20, 2015, 6:40 pm
There will be a big event in this family this year: the wedding of one of the sons. Petra is happy, that she is allowed to bake the wedding cake. It will be a cake with strawberries and maybe some marzipan. She still doesn't know the other ingredients, so she has to try some cakes and find out the best version. And of course we are part of this.
Here's the first cake - I can't remember the ingredients anymore, I'm sorry.
:)

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