Bjoern, Hillcrest, San Diego, USA


Posted Oct 11, 2012, 7:55 pm
Hello world, here I am  :D

please be gentle to me, as I'm leaving soon my cosy home.

So byebye to all my friends here,
see you sometime again


Posted Oct 14, 2012, 3:30 pm
Before I leave home I went with the other TV's which are guests at my home to the historic city core of Villingen.

Villingen-Schwenningen is a cooperation city of the old town Villingen and the town of Schwenningen.
In former times there was the border between Baden and Württemberg between the both towns.
In the early 1970ies the federal state Baden-Württemberg was built. At the same time the double city
was established.

The reason for our trip was a huge bazar market at the old main streets. Mom found a
parking lot outside the old city walls, which sorround the old city. (Nowadays the city Villingen is much
larger than it used to be when these walls were built)

On the way to the market, we saw this building which used to be a monk convent.

This building with the beautiful sign was a restaurant.

Villingen has a cathedral.

I couldn't do many pictures inside because I didn't want to use the flashlight.

Besides the cathedral is this fountain, made by a famous local artist.

It was quite to difficult to take a picture of the bazar market because of all those people there.

Posted Oct 27, 2012, 2:15 pm

Yesterday we celebrated a farewell party.

Today Betzi arrived.
He was right in time for the first snow in this autumn. We built a snowman.

When we came back home, I said goodbye to the other TVs and left home together with Butch Flunky


Posted Dec 9, 2012, 9:47 am
HI !!!!!!!!

After a lot of problems ( host mum said she got "shit on her feet" at time  B) ) now i can write to you mummy.... I´m fine and although we couldn´t undertake a lot since now, we had a lot of fun here.
Now that it´s advent season and it´s snowing, yesterday we went to wiesbaden for the x-mas-market and a little walk through Wiesbaden. First we walked by the spa gardens and the Hessian State Theatre and the so called "Bowling Green" in front of the old spa hotel which now is a casino....the Bowling Green now is more a "Bowling White"  :D. We stopped by the biggest cuckoo clock of the world and saw the Market Church where the x-mas-market is in front. It was sooo crowded that it unfortunately wasn´t possible to take too much photos, but i hope you enjoy the ones we took. We also met some angels :D  Later on we went through the pedestrian area, every year there´s a big Ferris wheel....and we took a ride...Butch Flunky and me were a bit scary in the beginning and beg the girls to held us careful...but it was so much fun! And think we were waiting for the bus....i saw one of my brothers!!!  ;)
Today it´s snowing and won´t stop it seems...we´re going to bake christmas cookies and maybe go out to build a snowmen...but first the photos of our yesterdays excursion!


PS: I add some photos we took at home and on one on the way to a doc´s visit, it´s the townhall of Niedernhausen. The books are only a few ...there are so much more´s one of host mums passion  ;)

Posted Jan 27, 2013, 2:59 pm
Hi Mom,

after hard times here, now finally my last adventures from Niedernhausen, including a short trip to Düsseldorf. Unfortunately the photos from the Königsallee in Düsweldorf are not good...bad flashlight.... :( The others show us while christmas bakery, our walk through christmassy Düsseldorf,Christmas eve and new years eve....
Tomorrow I will start my journey back home.... so, see you soon!!


Posted Feb 4, 2013, 4:17 pm
I'm safe home and now I like to travel to further places. My new host is in Indonesia. As I don't know much about this land, I got some informations in the computer.
Bali seems to be a very nice place with interesting buildings. I'm looking forward to be there and see and learn so many new things.

Posted Feb 4, 2013, 6:22 pm
A last glimpse on my home area, the Black Forest.

Not the best weather, but later we had new snow.
Linda Fdph

Posted Mar 6, 2013, 1:22 am
Dear Mom....

Hurray.....Iam arrived in Bali Indonesia
Now, iam ready for my next journey
Will updates my journey as soon
see ya Mom

Linda Fdph

Posted Mar 21, 2013, 7:44 am
Dear Mom

Today, iam visit Bajra Sandhi Monument
About the Bajra Sandhi itself ,  the architecture  is very unique, taking the shape of Bajra or Genta, a bell that used by Hindu Priests during religious ceremonies. It is also a symbol of the bond between males and females that creates prosperity according to the epic that tells the story of the Gods struggle to get the Water of Eternity
The existence of physical building is strongly relating to the meaning of Hinduism philosophy, namely Yoni colossus. The monument is likely colossus device meanwhile the building base as yoni. From other side, the Yoni colossus is also describing the story of twiddling Mandhara Giri at Ksirarnawa which is taken away from passage of Adi Parwa (Hindu's Book).
This building Monument is consisted of:
•    Jar of Amertha symbol by Kumba (a kind of pot) what is seen on the top monument.
•    The Dragon Basuki tail exists near by Swamba and its head at entrance gate
•    The body of Bedawang Akupa realized at its base of monument and the head at entrance gate
•    Mount of Mandara Giri realized by the high of monument boosting
•    Pool encircle the monument is supposing as Ksirarnawa (milk ocean).

PS : to be continue to part 2

Linda Fdph

Posted Mar 28, 2013, 1:42 am
Dear Mum

Here my another picture when iam visited Bajra Sandhi Monument

Linda Fdph

Posted Apr 12, 2013, 10:00 pm
Hello Mum

Now iam being located in Legian street, in Kuta area, a tourist area in Bali. Many souvenir shops and restaurant here, but we also can find a Temple between the shops there. Here iam, took a picture in front of the Hindu Temple and Monument ( Ground Zero Monument ) in Legian.
As a luch we enjoyed Gado-Gado ( Indonesian vegetable salad with spicy peanut sauce) and Siomay ( fish cake with peanut and coconut milk sauce ) also a cup of Arabica coffee

Linda Fdph

Posted May 5, 2013, 2:57 pm
Today my host introduced  me about The Music of Bali.
The music of Bali is extremely complex and vibrant. The original purpose of music here again is to serve religious beliefs, accompanying dances or wayang theaters. The traditional Balinese orchestra, known as gamelan, is composed of various forms of percussions, with notes overlapping and criss crossing among the various kinds. There is a number of string and woodwind instruments, but most of the players, which can range from a few to several dozen, sit behind various kinds of metallophones, gongs, and xylophones. Each gamelan has its own tuning, preventing instruments from being interchanged from one gamelan to another.

Linda Fdph

Posted May 8, 2013, 9:03 am

Here iam with food and fruits from Bali Indonesia

Linda Fdph

Posted May 19, 2013, 6:15 am
Hello Mum

Here is my last updates from Bali Indonesia. As soon, i will continue my journey, to see another amazing place in the world
Now, Iam at The Werdhi Budaya Art Centre, its located at Nusa Indah Street is the heart Denpasar City of Bali Island. The Werdhi Budaya Art Centre was started in 1973 and finished in 1976. The Werdhi Budaya Art Centreits one of the largest and most complete in series of cultural centres built throughout the archipelago by the Indonesian Government over the last decade.

Designed by Bali's foremost architect, Ida Bagus Tugur, the vast complex is apart from its very real cultural function, a showplace for Balinese Arts and Palace Architecture at its most opulent.

Sarah Lynn

Posted Jun 18, 2013, 6:17 pm
Hi! I have just arrived in San Diego! What a cool place! I can't wait to explore, but first we are leaving for Las Vegas in 2 days! VIVA LAS VEGAS! I can't. Wait to see the strip and the other places that Mom wanted to see again. I don't know if my elephant buddy will make it on time. But that's ok! I'll go to the places important to mom!

There are so many other toy voyagers visiting. Its so much fun! So many new friends. In a few weeks we are going to a festival and parade in Host Mommy's neighborhood. The poster in this picture is from last year's festival, there is so much art and cuture and crafts to buy and experience at the festival. It will be so fun!